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Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi welcomes group exec on boord

Borja Molina has been appointed as the assistant director of food and beverage for the Shangri-La Hotel and Traders Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Relocating from Spain, Molina has more than eight years of hospitality expertise having worked with international hotel chains across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
In his new role, Molina will assist in planning, directing and supervising all activities associated with the operations of the food and beverage division. He will also be responsible for ensuring that the professional standards expected of the Shangri-La brand are demonstrated in areas including training and supervision of the food and beverage team, optimal customer service, cash handling and production control, as well as maintaining a safe working environment.
Molina said: “I am extremely excited to be a part of the Shangri-La family and especially with the group’s complex in Abu Dhabi, which has a strong reputation in the capital’s dining scene.
“The quality of the dining experiences offered at this excellent property is one that I am keen to live up to and build on. I look forward to my new responsibilities and hope to offer our guests a dining experience that is superior in terms of both product and service.”
By recommending new products and staying current with the market’s trends, Molina will deliver strategic direction and execution for the dining venues at both hotels including Sofra bld, Hoi An, Bord Eau, Shang Palace and Afya.
The Spanish national embarked on his hospitality career in 2009 when he moved to Les Roches in Switzerland to get his master’s degree in hotel management. By 2010, Molina had secured a role as a food and beverage trainee in China.
His stint in the Middle East kicked off in 2011 as assistant food and beverage manager in Fujairah, before moving on to work as a food and beverage manager in Abu Dhabi in 2013 and Doha in 2016. In the following year, Molina moved back to Spain to take up a directorial role for the pre-opening phase of a flagship property in Spain.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.
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