The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh has appointed Gerrit Graef as the property’s new general manager.
He joins The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh from his most recent position as hotel manager for The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah and brings with him 30 years of hospitality experience.
Graef began his career in 1997 with Marriott International as director of F&B at Renaissance Cologne Hotel. After moving to Dubai as director of F&B at the JW Marriott Hotel in Dubai. Graef was later promoted to director of operations at the same hotel. After 5 years in Dubai, Graef relocated to Doha where he took on the role of hotel manager at the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard and Marriott Executive Apartment Complex.
Commenting on his new role at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Gerrit Graef said: “I am excited to take on the role of General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh and join The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company family. I am confident that, with the outstanding group of ladies and gentlemen at the hotel, we will be able to build on its current success and transform the property to be a benchmark for luxury service in the Kingdom. This is exciting time to be at the helm of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh and I look forward to all the opportunities and rewards this new role is bound to bring my way.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is a recognized premier destination in KSA, steeped in ancient traditions, that has anchored itself as a popular destination for the local community, business travelers and leisure guests.