Raffles Dubai promotes Krystel Irani to director of operations

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jun 2017

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

Katara’s Raffles Hotel Singapore to undergo restoration programme

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Oct 2016

Luxury property, Raffles Hotel Singapore managed under Raffles Hotels and Resorts and owned by Qatar based Katara Hospitality has announced that it will embark on an extensive restoration programme which will take place over three phases.   Phase One of the programme will begin in January 2017 and see the Raffles Hotel Arcade undergo restoration

Eagle Hills launches Fairmont Residences La Marina Rabat-Salé

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Sep 2016

Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company, Eagle Hills  and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts have revealed the sales launch of the Fairmont Residences La Marina Rabat-Salé. Construction on the luxury hotel and branded residences development – the first Fairmont hotel in Morocco – commenced earlier this year and is scheduled to open in

Swissôtel global F&B director is new Raffles Dubai chef

by Dina Maaty | 06 Jun 2016

Doxis Bekris, who first joined FRHI Hotels & Resorts in 2010 as corporate F&B/ culinary director of the Swissôtel brand, has been appointed executive chef at Raffles Dubai. The Greek national brings 20 years of experience to his new role, having worked at brands including Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Emaar Hospitality, and in various roles with

FRHI inks deal to open hotels in Saudi & Morocco at AHIC 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Apr 2016

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts signed two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and Saudi Arabia at this year’s AHIC.  The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020. The development of these properties will see Fairmont’s luxury hotel portfolio in the

Occupancy “down 20%” following terror attacks in Turkey

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Apr 2016

Hotel performance has witnessed a steep decline in Istanbul following recent terror attacks, according to the newly appointed GM of Raffles Istanbul, Christian Hirt. Located within the Zorlu Centre, Hirt says that security at Raffles Istanbul, as well in the surrounding area, has increased over recent months but that the market will need time to

FRHI appoints new VP of sales & marketing

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Mar 2016

FRHI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Bastien Blanc as the new vice president, sales and marketing for the Middle East, Africa and India. In his new role, Blanc will spearhead the overall sales and marketing operations for 19 hotels and will oversee the development and implementation of strategies, plans, and budgets for new and transitional

Swissôtel to launch first hotel in Al Khobar

by Sophia Soltani | 12 Jan 2016

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has inked a deal with Mohammed Ibrahim Al Subeaei & Sons Investment Company (MASIC) to manage the 180-room Swissôtel Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia. With a planned opening in 2019, Swissôtel Al Khobar will be situated within the MASIC Business Park development, encompassing around 55,000 square metres of retail and prime

FRHI Hotels & Resorts appoints Stuart Nielsen

by Dina Maaty | 04 Nov 2015

Stuart Nielsen has been appointed as vice president, Food and Beverage for FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Middle East, Africa and India.

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