From Bratislava to Istanbul, Dive-Dahl arrives in Turkey as the General Manager and District Director Turkey & Georgia.
In her new role, Swedish native Sonja Diva-Dahl is responsible for 4 Turkey hotels: Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul, Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Sefakoy, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Çeşme, Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara and 1 hotel in Georgia: Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tblisi.
Ms. Dive-Dahl will be based in Istanbul as the General Manager in Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel and is responsible for all operations and sales, as well as guest and employee engagement, of this seafront hotel located in Ortakoy, Istanbul.
A Radisson Blu veteran, Ms. Dive-Dahl has an extensive 23 years background of successfully leading Radisson Blu properties in Europe, namely in Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia. She joined Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts in 1987 in Radisson Blu Hotel, Malmö (Sweden) in various food and beverage roles. The experience in this department enabled her transfer to Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia (Bulgaria) as Executive Assistant Manager in its opening phase in 2000. 3 years later, she was appointed General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow (Poland). Her journey took her to Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2005 where she was nominated to "Business Woman of the Year" in 2007. She served as City General Manager for Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel and Park Inn Hotel Danube until arriving in Istanbul in September 2010.Growing up in Sweden, Dive-Dahl graduated from Cornell University and a coach/lecturer in Rezidor Business School. She has two children and speaks English, Scandinavian languages, Bulgarian and basic German.