Ayman Gharib has been appointed as managing director of Raffles the Palm Dubai, ahead of its launch.

The former Kempinski Emerald Palace, which will open in the fourth quarter of this year, is a magnificent beach resort on the Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent.

Gharib will lead the team at Raffles the Palm Dubai in creating an extraordinary experience for both Raffles’ well-traveled visitors and local inhabitants as the newly appointed managing director.

He joined the Raffles team in 2009, bringing with him over 20 years of hospitality expertise and a thorough understanding of the luxury hotel sector. His Raffles career began with a management position at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai, where he was in charge of all food and beverage operations.

Gharib took on the role of hotel manager at Raffles Hotel Dubai in 2011, and was promoted to general manager in 2014.

 “I am very excited to be a part of this new journey with Raffles within the luxury hospitality arena,” Gharib said.

“I believe that what gives a hotel its character is the service, standards and interaction of each team member with guests for a truly memorable and enjoyable experience.

“Raffles The Palm Dubai will ensure that every stay is exceptional, where everyone arrives as a guest, leaves as a valued friend and returns as family. Each guest can rest easy knowing that they can expect the very best and more during their stay, from check-in to check-out.”

The finest European and international-sourced furnishings and materials are used throughout Raffles the Palm Dubai, which is designed to provide the highest levels of comfort.

“I’d like to congratulate Ayman on his new role as managing director of Raffles the Palm Dubai, to which I know he will bring the passion and dedication that he has demonstrated throughout his past 12 years with Raffles,” said Stephen Alden, CEO of Raffles.

“His experience in the region will be invaluable in strengthening our reputation as a trusted partner, as well as enabling our well-travelled guests to make vibrant new discoveries.”

– India’s new age travel digital media


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