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Gates Hospitality announces new appointments

James Dawkins

Gates Hospitality has announced two additions to their senior management team with the appointment of James Dawkins, director of operations across all Gates Hospitality venues and Darryl Downs who will take on the role of general manager at folly by Nick & Scott.

Darryl Downs

“We’ve added two exceptionally strong players to the Gates Hospitality team with James and Darryl – both are experts in their field and I’m really proud to have them on board as we start 2020,” says Naim Maadad, CEO and founder, Gates Hospitality. 

Dawkins commented: “Gates Hospitality has always been a company on my radar with an intent to have some kind of involvement at some point in my time here in the UAE. Naim and his ‘local heroes’ have successfully delivered multiple concepts both in the local and international markets, offering fantastic F&B options delivered with passion and attentiveness in welcoming and relaxed atmospheres.”


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