The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel


From 8 January 2019 to 9 January 2019

The Retreat Palm Dubai, the region’s first wellbeing resort, announces two new executive appointments. Sumesh Gopal has been promoted to the role of The Retreat’s Director of Wellbeing, having held the position of Assistant Director of Sales for the past year and Preeti Gupta has been welcomed to the team as Executive Housekeeper.

With 23 years of experience spanning across hospitality management, healthcare and private banking, Gopal is set to build on the foundations at The Retreat to create further transformational and inspirational experiences for both residents and tourists.

Speaking on his promotion, Gopal comments, “The energy of the team at The Retreat is something I love and I am excited to further evolve my position in the hotel. My primary focus will be to enrich the wellness offerings by adding new pillars to further create immersive and memorable wellbeing experiences for wellness lovers, corporate groups, government accounts, and niche communities, through demonstrating commitment, passion and perseverance in line with the UAE Wellbeing Strategy 2031; it’s a really exciting time for us!”

Gupta has over two decades of housekeeping experience, previously working with international and local hospitality chains such in the Middle East and Asia. Before The Retreat Palm Dubai, she was the Executive Housekeeper at Ramada Plaza Hotel. In her current role, Gupta oversees the day-to-day operations of the housekeeping department and maintains its recognized high standards of service.

Commenting on her new role and joining The Retreat, Gupta shared “I’m delighted to take the position as Executive Housekeeper at The Retreat. It’s a concept I love and I am so happy to be part of this team. I’m looking forward to a busy season as we are looking forward to welcoming guests around the globe.’’

General Manager, Samir Arora speaking on the recent team developments commented, “We are so happy to have both Sumesh and Preeti grow in their careers with us; they join us at a great time as we further develop our wellness and food & beverage offering at The Retreat.”

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel combines the perfect balance of holistic wellbeing and vibrant energy that is discovered on the Palm Jumeirah Dubai. The wellness hotel is also proud to be part of the Dubai Leadership Vision, which aims for 500,000 wellbeing segment travelers out of the total 20 Million tourist arrivals forecasted to the region by 2020.


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