Raffles Dubai has made two senior female appointments, Evita Chidiac as director of rooms and Marina Kutskaya as spa manager. Chidiac will be responsible for overseeing all rooms division functions at Raffles Dubai and leading the teams to elevate guest satisfaction scores towards commercially impactful outcomes. With 15 years of managerial experience in luxury hospitality,
AccorHotels has announced the appointment of Ayman Gharib as managing director for Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk. In his new role, Gharib will oversee two of the group’s Dubai based flagship properties which are part of the AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio. He will continue to lead the iconic Raffles Dubai where he oversees
Raffles Dubai has announced the appointment of Zeynep Ӧden Ağagil as director of sales & marketing. She joins the team at Raffles Dubai from Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, where she held the role of director of sales & marketing for the previous two years. Prior to this, she was director of sales at Raffles Istanbul
Raffles Dubai has announced two senior appointments to the rooms division; Sumit Bhardwaj as director of rooms, and Kevin Haddad as front office manager. Overseeing the operation of the rooms division, Bhardwaj is an experienced luxury hotelier with over 17 years of experience. He will be responsible for leading the housekeeping, front office, Raffles butler and
Raffles Dubai has brought Wolfgang Wagenleiter on board as executive pastry chef, overseeing the dessert and bakery operation at the luxury hotel. A pastry expert with over 25 years of culinary experience, Wagenleiter will be responsible for creative menu development and execution of pastry across the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, banqueting and in-room dining.
Hotel News Middle East catches up with Krystel Irani, the newly appointed director of operations at Raffles Dubai Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? I started my hotel career in the reservations department at Four Seasons Hotel Georges V Paris, followed by three months’ experience in the PR department. I feel incredibly
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
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
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
Raffles Dubai in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik have launched the Manolo Blahnik Fashion Afternoon Tea. Served in Raffles Salon, the themed afternoon tea incorporates hand-made cakes designed as shoes from the fashion brand’s collection. These include Hangisi pumps, peach praline chocolate stilettos, yoghurt panna cotta and sour cherries hat stand and blueberry blushers among others.