4th April  2022 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Sofitel Dubai The Palm has appointed Antonio Ostuni as its Director of Operations, transitioning from a successful tenure as Director of Food and Beverage.

With more than 20 years of experience, Ostuni has a proven track record in a variety of specialties within the tourism industry across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, in Luxury and Lifestyle properties alike. Under his leadership, Sofitel Dubai The Palm is focusing on enhancing its offerings with a spark of innovation and a solid entrepreneurial spirit.

Having worked at flagship properties across the globe, Ostuni has the global knowledge and expertise to drive new and exciting projects. Working closely with the Managing Director and the rest of the Executive Committee, Ostuni aims at carrying forward the continued success and reputation of a globally recognized award-winning Resort – Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

Commenting on his appointment, Ostuni said, “I am absolutely thrilled to continue the great work done in the last 2 years and aim to reposition the F&B Division to new heights with greater recognitions and work even closer with Mr. Christophe Schnyder – the resort’s Managing Director. I feel blessed to be part of his team and to be able to carry forward his class act values, work ethic, and solid entrepreneurial mindset.

“I look forward to adding value to all operational departments to support the resort’s objectives and vision. I am grateful to be part of a thriving company as Accor, supporting internal passionate talents to progress in their careers,” Ostuni added.



Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with more than 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought after destinations. Sofitel exudes a refined and understated sense of modern luxury, always blending a touch of French decadence with the very best of the locale. The Sofitel collection includes such notable hotels as Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Sofitel is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.


Sofitel Dubai The Palm, is a unique luxury 5-star resort on the East Crescent of the world’s famous island Palm Jumeirah fusing warm Polynesian welcome with outstanding Arabic hospitality adhering to French elegance. 

‘Live the French Way’ stays at the core of every visit to this beautiful tropical retreat, where you will experience ‘Magnifique’ in an enchanting environment inspired by the culture and architecture of the South Pacific, ensuring you are relaxed, revived and restored. 

The hotel features 546 rooms including 4 outstanding private beach villas, 182 luxury serviced apartments and 360 contemporary guest rooms and suites with large balconies and beautiful sea or palm views. Synonymous with the ‘Live the French Way’, culinary excellence is one of the cornerstones of Sofitel Dubai The Palm with 12 restaurants, bars and lounges combining to present a truly international flavour and celebrate food with French touch. Both indoors and al fresco options along with stunning views immerses diners in a culinary journey of excellence across the resort. 

The hotel also features meeting rooms, elegant ballroom, Sofitel SPA, a beautiful 2,500 square meter spa with 28 treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness facility Sofitel FITNESS and a fully equipped Amura Kids Club.

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, Accor Hotels & Resort authentic luxury brand, blends local culture and French art de vivre to create magnificent moments for international travellers seeking a uniquely elegant experience.