Press Release


Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Appoint Michellin-Starred Executive Sous Chef

Iranian-born Mansour Memarian to head hotel’s culinary operations.

Abu Dhabi, 1 June 2015 – Abu Dhabi’s five-star luxury complex announces the appointment of Mansour Memarian as its new executive chef. With 19 years of experience gained at some of the world’s prestigious hotels and restaurants, Chef Memarian returns to Shangri-La and Traders Hotels, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, for a second tenure.

In his role as executive chef, Chef Mansour will lead the culinary team, operationally and strategically, in establishing a dining destination within the Qaryat Al Beri complex. His daily responsibilities include operation of 11 bars and restaurants, supervising chefs, managing budgets and evolving the banqueting experience.

A German national, Chef Mansour made Switzerland his gastronomic home.  Prior to this appointment, he was the executive chef and food-and-beverage-in-charge at the luxurious ad award-winning Chedi Adermatt in Switzerland.  During his tenure, he was responsible for developing dining experiences from concept, creating menus and launching outlets to maintaining the high quality guests expect from the restaurant.

“We are truly delighted Chef Mansour has decided to return to us and share his considerable culinary creativity.  As a well-known dining destination in Abu Dhabi, we are sure he will add his special touch at all our restaurants,” said Thomas Guss, general manager of the hotel.