Raffles the Palm Dubai, part of the leading global hospitality group Accor, has announced the appointment of Ayman Gharib as Managing Director ahead of its highly-anticipated opening.
Launching in Q4 of 2021, Raffles’ palatial beach resort is located on the West Crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah Island. With its stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline, the landmark resort will offer Raffles’ legendary hospitality, care, and attention to detail, and a fresh perspective on Dubai’s vibrant mix of modern city life and traditional Emirati culture.
As the newly appointed Managing Director, Ayman will lead the team at Raffles The Palm Dubai by providing an exceptional experience for Raffles’ well-travelled guests and for residents.
Ayman joined the Raffles team in 2009, bringing with him more than 20 years of hospitality experience and a deep understanding of the luxury hotel industry. His career with Raffles began with a management role overseeing all of the Food & Beverage operations at Raffles Hotel in Dubai.
In 2011 Ayman took on the role of Hotel Manager at Raffles Hotel Dubai and was subsequently named General Manager (GM) in 2014. As GM, Ayman helped the property achieve the coveted top spot for hotels in the city on the global travel website TripAdvisor from 2014 up until leaving to take on his new role at Raffles The Palm Dubai.
Commenting on his appointment as Managing Director at Raffles The Palm Dubai, Ayman said: “I am very excited to be a part of this new journey with Raffles within the luxury hospitality arena. I believe that’s what gives a hotel its character is the service, standards, and interaction of each team member with guests for a truly memorable and enjoyable experience.
“Raffles The Palm Dubai will ensure that every stay is exceptional, where everyone arrives as a guest, leaves as a valued friend, and returns as family. Each guest can rest easy knowing that they can expect the very best and more during their stay, from check-in to check-out.”
Raffles’ CEO Stephen Alden said, “I’d like to congratulate Ayman on his new role as Managing Director of Raffles The Palm Dubai, to which I know he will bring the passion and dedication that he has demonstrated throughout his past 12 years with Raffles. His experience in the region will be invaluable in strengthening our reputation as a trusted partner, as well as enabling our well-travelled guests to make vibrant new discoveries.”