Renata Balla

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 onboard the Radisson Diamond as a waitress, Renata quickly demonstrated her passion for excellence and skills in personalised service, so was promoted to Head Waitress onboard 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 Latitude Gulf in the UAE. We are delighted to have her as part of the Luxury Hospitality Group (LHG) as one of our senior trainers.

Feedback on Renata as trainer:
“Renata made the whole experience fun and enjoyable – you can see her passion for service and it shines through in her training.” Heather Kershaw – 2nd Stewardess/Masseuse

“Renata is full of knowledge and a very passionate teacher.” Jessica Bruneel – 2nd Stewardess

“Renata’s personality – funny, kind, super knowledgeable. LOVE HER!” Lisa Jones – Chief Stewardess