Educated at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, New York, Rene Mayer also has a degree in economics from VWA Frankfurt in his native Germany. Involved in the hotel industry from the age of 17, he established his career with several leading hotel groups in Europe, and eventually attained management positions at international companies such as InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

After moving to Asia in 2011 to assume the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at Sofitel Hanoi, he became the Director of Global Sales for Regent Hotels & Resorts in Taipei. Rene spent the past five years with Fairmont Hotels in Indonesia, including Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali and Fairmont Jakarta. During that time, he was awarded the Sales Hotelier of the Year 2016 for the Asia-Pacific region at the BMW Hotelier Awards and the hotelier distinction as the Best Marketing Department in Indonesia and Asia Pacific at the International Hotelier awards. In addition, he was recognized by Linked-In in its 2017 “Power Profiles” awards as the most searched hotelier profile in Indonesian.

“I’m really excited to join the remarkable team of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi and I am looking forward to contributing to the development of this brilliant property,” comments Rene. Rene likes to spend his spare time enjoying art and culture and is thrilled about the opportunity to learn more about the local Emirati culture and traditions. He also likes to work out to stay healthy and fit.

“We are excited to have Rene as part of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi & Residences Emirates Pearl. I’m confident that our hotel will continue to grow under his leadership in the Sales & Marketing Department,” said General Manager Julien Gonzalvez.

About Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi & Residences Emirates Pearl Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl is a luxury hotel of extraordinary architecture, standing tall in the prestigious West Corniche district. The new 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi is conveniently accessible to the city’s business hub, high-end shopping districts, and is a short 35-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.