With over nine dining outlets, in-room dining service catering to 570 rooms and suites, and extensive banquet facilities,  Marriott Manila has appointed longtime professional Mohamed Ali as its new director of food and beverage.

Ali has been with the Marriott brand for over three decades when he started as a working student in Cairo Marriott and Omar Khayyam Casino in Egypt. His 14 years in Cairo Marriott enabled him to climb up the ladder, specifically in the food and beverage department. His move to the US started his leadership roles at some of Marriott’s largest convention and luxury properties such as Seaview Marriott Resort in Galloway, New Jersey, The Doral Resort in Miami, and The Ritz Carlton in Miami, Florida.

He was recognized as Leader of the Year in 2014 for his work as director of banquets at the Ritz Carlton Kapaluah, Hawaii. His most recent position, before moving to the Philippines, was as the director of restaurants at the 1,500-room convention hotel and resort Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 

“Ali’s competence is an asset to our ever growing, dynamic hotel,” says Marriott Manila cluster general manager Bruce Winton.