With Derbas at the helm of the property’s operations, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman is quickly shaping up to deliver an unprecedented experience in bespoke, uncompromising luxury.
With over 25 years of experience managing luxury hotel properties around the world, Tareq Derbas is a connoisseur of refined hospitality and incisive management. Having already successfully overseen the launches of five distinctive luxury hotels (including the world-renowned St. Regis Doha and Four Seasons Amman)—and managed countless others—Derbas has a track record that speaks volumes about his astute management skills. He also boasts an intimate understanding of The Ritz-Carlton brand: before taking on his current role, Derbas spent the last two years as the General Manager of the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences DIFC, in Dubai. His appointment at The Ritz-Carlton, Amman came at the directive of the late Chairman of Al Eqbal Real Estate Development and Hotels, Tawfiq Fakhouri. As one of Fakhouri’s final business decisions, he identified Derbas as the perfect candidate to lead and execute his ambitious vision for the property.
Recognizing the critical importance of a hotel’s pre-launch and launch phases, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman’s General Manager is already hard at work, ensuring perfection and strategic planning down to the smallest detail. Derbas’ vision for The Ritz-Carlton, Amman emphasizes a people-oriented philosophy—one that aligns perfectly with the brand’s global reputation for meaningful, personalized gestures and experiences. Upon the property’s launch next spring, visitors and residents can expect to find a fresh, elevated interpretation of local culture and hospitality, underpinned by the strength of the brand’s rich, illustrious international legacy. This approach will extend across every touchpoint of the property—including the hotel’s large number of diverse and highly distinctive F&B outlets.
Speaking about his plans for the property, Derbas said, “After decades of experience in luxury property management and hospitality, the upcoming launch of The Ritz-Carlton, Amman feels like a real milestone—the culmination of countless lessons, achievements, and learnings. As a brand, The Ritz-Carlton is truly the “best in class” of the luxury hospitality world, and being able to blend that legacy with the rich hospitality of my beloved Jordan is more than an honor: it’s a distinct privilege and a beautiful, full-circle homecoming.”
He added that “Our key objective in everything we do is to provide beautifully curated, unforgettable memories for guests and residents alike—and to deliver those one-of-a-kind memories and experiences to everyone, every time. That takes unrivaled attention to detail, and it takes passion—and those are the values I am working to instill in our entire team.”
Situated at the very heart of Jordan’s capital, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman will feature 228 lavish guest rooms, including 34 luxurious suites.
The hotel will boast a wealth of distinctive dining and entertainment destinations, as well as a signature spa and various other exceptional facilities and amenities.
Meanwhile, The Ritz-Carlton, Amman Residences will feature a total of 90 private residences, all with access to an exclusive array of high-end amenities and facilities, including an indoor pool, cinema, fitness center, gaming room, beauty salon, convenience store, and more. The residences, currently available for purchase, range in size from one to four bedrooms and include two exceptionally bespoke penthouses.