Tim Stanhope

  • Beachhead Advisor, Middle East

Tim Stanhope, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Emaar Hospitality Group.

Emaar’s portfolio of hospitality assets includes hotel brands, serviced residences, golf retreats, a polo and equestrian club, lifestyle dining outlets and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. The Address Hotels and Resorts, The Palace Downtown Dubai, Armani Hotels, Vida Hotels and Resorts, and Manzil Downtown Dubai all fall under Stanhope’s remit. During his nearly 30 years in Food & Beverage, Stanhope has worked as executive chef and area executive chef at international Shangri-La Group properties.

He was director of the Western division of food and beverage operations in Greater China for InterContinental Hotels Group where he was working closely with NZTE China office as Beachhead Advisor before joining Emaar Hospitality Group in September 2014. This year Stanhope’s team at Manzil Downtown Dubai partnered with Jas Group to open the second outlet of Dubai-founded concept Fümé, at the property. Stanhope also celebrated as his team received a number of industry awards in 2015. At Vida Downtown Dubai, La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie’s head chef Izu Ani was named Head Chef of the Year — Independent Outlet at the Caterer Middle East Awards. Alessandro Salvatico of Armani/Ristorante, meanwhile, took home the award for Caterer Middle East Head Chef of the Year for a Hotel-Managed Outlet.

Tim can support New Zealand companies at a strategic and operational level in Dubai and Middle East in Food & Beverage and Hospitality sectors.

Advisor areas

Brand standards formulation, driving group revenue, and concept development.

Sector experience

Food and beverage, and hospitality.


Tim has experience working across Greater China and the Middle East.


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