Peter French, President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, announces the appointment of Andrew Abram as General Manager of Raffles Dubai. Mr. Abram takes up his new role from 20 January 2013.
Peter French says, "I am delighted to welcome Andrew into the Raffles family. He has extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry, and brings a truly global outlook to Dubai. I am confident that Andrew's expertise will be inspirational for the next chapter of the story of Raffles Dubai."
Mr Abram joins Raffles from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, where he has held a number of positions since 2003. He was most recently General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He joined the group as Resident Manager of The Excelsior Hong Kong, and went on to lead the renovation and reopening of the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, holding the role of General Manager for eight years.
Mr Abram brings an insider's knowledge of Dubai to Raffles, having held the position of Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing with the Jumeirah International group in the Middle East. During his tenure, he was responsible for the branding and launch for several projects, including the Burj Al Arab, The Jumeirah Beach Resort and Emirates Towers. He also worked at the Carlton Towers in London.
Raffles Dubai is Raffles Hotels & Resorts' first hotel in the Middle East. The stunning landmark city hotel is in a distinctive pyramid shape and merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic. The hotel has recently been named by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travellers' Choice Hotel Awards across five categories including Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Middle East, Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the UAE, and Top 25 Hotels for Service in the UAE.
ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS: Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in Istanbul, Indonesia and China scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles - to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.
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