Shangri-La Muscat appoints two new leaders in its F&B operations

New Executive Chef and Executive Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage take charge at the property

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah and Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat have added two new leadership roles heading its culinary and Food and Beverage operations this March. Eric Fettke joins the complex with 640 rooms and 14 dining venues as the new Executive Chef. Nabiel El Nakib, no stranger to Shangri-La, moves from the sister company, the Jeddah property to Oman as the new Executive Assistant Manager in-charge of Food and Beverage operations.

Meet Nabiel El Nakib, Executive Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage, Shangri-La Muscat 

Nabiel El Nakib moved to Muscat from Shangri-La Jeddah where he played a crucial role in the hotel’s inaugural success during and post opening since 2021. Spearheading distinguished dining concepts like Shang Palace, Kaia, COPA, Niyyali, just to name a few, Nabiel has successfully reshaped Jeddah’s culinary scene with his commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences. Nabiel has also been commended Director of Food and Beverage in Saudi Arabia for Hotelier Magazine and nominated Shangri-La Jeddah’s dining venues in numerous restaurant categories such as Time Out.

“I am thrilled to join the team in Muscat and to bring some new concepts to the local dining scene and continue the path in shaping Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah and Al Husn as a key leading dining destination,” concluded Nabiel El- Nakib.

Nabiel career spans over two decades with roles in food and beverage across continents, including the St. Regis in Texas, the Fat Duck Group in UK where the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin-star in 2013 and ranked 54 in Top 100 UK restaurants in 2015, and several key leadership positions across UAE at Shangri-La Dubai, Mariott Hotels, and Shangri-La Jeddah. 

Meet Eric Fettke, Executive Chef, Shangri-La Muscat 

With an impressive 25-year culinary journey spanning Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa, Eric brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Shangri-La Muscat’s kitchen brigade. Previously holding the esteemed position of Executive Chef at the InterContinental Mauritius Resort, Eric’s track record within the IHG family spans through the past 23 years. 

The forte of the seasoned Chef lies in managing large banquet events and during this tenure at IHG Vietnam in 2020, the hotel was awarded the Best Conference and MICE Hotel Vietnam and Best Business Hotel Vietnam by World Travel Awards multiple years in succession. 

Eric’s culinary abilities and leadership skills as well as his business acumen have been proven progressively over two decades by running successful and profitable kitchens while still delivering unique dining experiences at the highest level.

In his new capacity, the German-South African national will play an integral role in overseeing the kitchen operations and culinary management across the hotel’s 14 dining venues including the internationally acclaimed venue Aangan by Rohit Ghai, the banquet catering functions, as well as its food safety management system.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah and Shangri-La Al Husn are thrilled to welcome the two leaders within its executive team, stated Nick Flynn, Hotel Manager for Shangri-La Al Husn, “We are very excited to have two Food and Beverage experts onboard, who will be working strategically together to create new, innovative and promising culinary journeys for our guests and aligned to the hotel’s vision for delivering excellence, innovation and leaving a positive impact for our stakeholders.”


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