Renata Balla – Head of Interior Training
Talent Dynamics profile: Steel Energy – Lord
Strengths of this profile: orderly, control
Challenge for this profile: perfectionism can cause anxiety and procrastination
Renata started her hospitality career working in 5-star hotels in Budapest, Hungary, while studying for her degree in hotel management. After graduating and driven by a desire to travel, Renata started working for luxury cruise line Radisson Seven Seas (later renamed Regent Seven Seas).
Having started on board the Radisson Diamond as a waitress, Renata quickly demonstrated her passion for excellence and skills in personalised service, so was promoted to Head Waitress on board both the Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager. Among Renata’s notable achievements was when, in 2004, she was promoted to Maître D’Hôtel in the signature restaurant under auspices of “Le Cordon Blue”; Renata held this position for four years while circumnavigating the world.
Having worked for more than 10 years on cruise ships, Renata was given the opportunity to enter luxury yachting by working for the Royal Family in the United Arab Emirates. She started as Chief Stewardess and, after a relatively short time, was promoted to Hotel Manager/Purser onboard MY Dubawi managing special events and voyages for the family. In this role, Renata also assisted other vessels in the royal fleet including MY Smeralda, MY Red Sapphire and MY Dubai.
It was in early 2016 when Renata decided to make a career change and start her own company in the UAE. We are delighted to have her as part of LH as Head of Interior Training.