Appointment of Ayman Gharib as Managing Director of Raffles The Palm Dubai
Raffles The Palm Dubai, part of the leading global hospitality group Accor, has announced the appointment of Ayman Gharib as Managing Director ahead of its highly-anticipated opening.
Launching in Q4 2021, Raffles’ palatial beach resort is located on the West Crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah Island. With its stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline, the landmark resort will offer Raffles’ legendary hospitality, care and attention to detail and a fresh perspective on Dubai’s vibrant mix of modern city life and traditional Emirati culture.
As the newly appointed Managing Director, Ayman will lead the team at Raffles The Palm Dubai in providing an exceptional experience both for Raffles’ well-travelled guests and for local residents.
Ayman joined the Raffles team in 2009, bringing with him more than 20 years of hospitality experience and a deep understanding of the luxury hotel industry. His career with Raffles began with a management role overseeing all of the Food & Beverage operations at Raffles Hotel in Dubai.
In 2011 Ayman took on the role of Hotel Manager at Raffles Hotel Dubai and was subsequently named General Manager (GM) in 2014. As GM, Ayman helped the property achieve the coveted top spot for hotels in the city on the global travel website Tripadvisor from 2014 up until leaving to take on his new role at Raffles The Palm Dubai.
Commenting on his appointment as Managing Director at Raffles The Palm Dubai, Ayman said: “I am very excited to be a part of this new journey with Raffles within the luxury hospitality arena. 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.”
Raffles’ CEO Stephen Alden said, “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. 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.”
Opening in Q4 2021, Raffles The Palm Dubai is designed to offer the highest levels of comfort, with the finest European and internationally-sourced furnishings and materials used throughout the property. Each of the resort’s 389 luxurious rooms and suites features a balcony and terrace that provide stunning views of the azure Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s urban skyline. The resort’s six Royal Villas and two Imperial villas offer the utmost privacy and comfort in luxuriously spacious surroundings. Guests will be able to experience ultimate relaxation and pampering at the award-winning Parisian Cinq Mondes Spa, which houses 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and a stellar indoor swimming pool. The resort’s 500-metre-long private white sandy beach will be home to a stylish beach club concept showcasing the very best of Mediterranean cuisine, alongside sophisticated entertainment and much more.
The must-visit destination beach resort will further elevate the luxury experience with its own private cinema, famous 24-hour Raffles Butler service plus a collection of five-star restaurants serving a variety of fine- and casual dining options. Tastefully decorated with specially chosen antique furniture and unique features, Raffles The Palm Dubai resort will seamlessly link the classic traditions of the hotel brand with the very best of today’s modern luxury trends.
About Raffles The Palm Dubai
Raffles The Palm Dubai is Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ latest venture into the UAE’s luxury hotel sector. Set to open in Q4 2021, this palatial property occupies a prime location on the Palm Jumeirah Island and will offer 389 luxurious rooms, suites and villas featuring gorgeous antique furnishings and modern detailing. Visitors will experience Raffles’ legendary standards of service, including the 24-hour Raffles Butler, as they enjoy stunning sea views, a private white sand beach, a stunning indoor pool and a variety of restaurants serving international cuisines, as well as a new beach club concept. The resort will also feature the famous Raffles Patisserie, private Raffles Club Lounge and Cinq Mondes Spa and Wellness Centre, with 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, scrub rooms, hammams, a fully equipped gym and yoga classes for complete rejuvenation of both body and mind. Find out more here: www.raffles.com
Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries.