Krystel Irani has been appointed as director of operations at Raffles Dubai, overseeing the daily hotel operations of the property.
She brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including four years at Raffles Dubai.
Commenting on the appointment Ayman Gharib, general manager said: “We are delighted for Krystel to take on the role of Director of Operations at Raffles Dubai. As a seasoned hotelier whose career is highlighted by progressive growth, Krystel is a proven industry leader and I am confident she will guide Raffles Dubai to new heights of success.”
Irani first joined the hotel as front office manager in 2013, before being promoted to director of rooms in 2015, in which role she was responsible for 180 colleagues.
Beginning her hospitality career in Paris at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in 2003, where she held several leadership roles, Irani relocated to the Middle East as part of the opening team for Four Seasons Hotel Beirut.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Hotel Management from Vatel International Hospitality School in Paris and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.