Tayfun Aybar

Tayfun Aybar

Vice President Hotel Operations

Tayfun has more than 30 years of accomplishments in hospitality and in the cruise industry. He has developed a high level of customer service, cultural awareness, and operational knowledge during his career working for international luxury hotels and cruise lines alike.


Tayfun’s responsibilities as the Vice President of Hotel Operations, will include: Ensuring operational performance is maintained in accordance with charter client contract specifications; Develop & implement programs & procedures for shipboard hotel operations; Work with the Operations Support Department, to ensure all specifications for food, beverages, & consumables are continuously updated; Managing the Start-up & Close-down of each vessel, every season; Manage, lead, & coach all shipboard Hotel Directors; as well as talent development & succession planning.


Tayfun is experienced in the pre-opening of hotels and the launching of cruise ships, as well as planning and implementing new shore based and cruise ship concepts.   He cites his favorite thing about working with CMILM as the leadership team’s genuine interest in taking care of employees and making them better each day. Additionally, Tayfun’s advice for those interested in pursuing a career in the cruise ship and hospitality industry is to master the fundamentals, strive to be an expert in every job you do, be accountable and learn the most you can.


Looking to the future, we are certain that Tayfun’s extensive background in Hotel Operations and dedication to this field will make him an excellent fit for this role. We applaud him as he takes on a new position that is as challenging as it is exciting.

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