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Raffles Hainan set for September opening

Raffles Hainan set for September opening

19 August 2013 Hotel News

In September 2013, Raffles Hotels & Resorts will arrive at a new milestone as expands its collection to ten hotels with the opening of Raffles Hainan – their second property in China. The luxury resort will open in Clearwater Bay, the new hotspot on the southeast coast of Hainan Island – China’s answer to the French Riviera and a rising star in the luxury tourism market.

New general manager or Raffles Singapore

New general manager or Raffles Singapore

22 July 2013 Hotel News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Simon Hirst to the position of general manager of Raffles Singapore – one of the most famous resorts in the world. One of the UK’s best-known hoteliers, Hirst moves from sister property Raffles Praslin, Seychelles to take up the position in Singapore on August 1st. 

Raffles shakes up management in Asia

Raffles shakes up management in Asia

10 July 2013 Hotel News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has announced two key general manager appointments in Asia, with Richard Schestak moving from Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, to oversee the opening of Raffles Jakarta, from August 1st 2013. Schestak’s position as general manager in Phnom Penh will be filled by Pieter van der Hoeven, with immediate effect. 

Ece Vahapoğlu calls in at Raffles Makkah Palace

Ece Vahapoğlu calls in at Raffles Makkah Palace

12 April 2013 Hotel News

Turkish superstar Ece Vahapoğlu has called in at the Raffles Makkah Palace, visiting the property to celebrate its success at the World Travel Awards. The property was recognised by the World Travel Awards at the Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel at an event hosted by Vahapoğlu.

Abram takes over at Raffles Dubai

Abram takes over at Raffles Dubai

6 February 2013 Hotel News

Andrew Abram has been appointed general manager of Raffles Dubai, with immediate effect. Abram succeeds Peter French, who was promoted last year to president of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, having held the position of regional vice president - Europe, Middle East & Africa for Raffles Hotels & Resort as well as general manager of Raffles Dubai.

New appointment for Raffles Hotels

23 September 2011 Hotel News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is promoting seasoned hotelier Peter French to the role of Regional Vice President - Europe, Middle East & Africa as it continues its ambitious growth, with five new hotels set to open over the next 18 months.

TripAdvisor recognises Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

TripAdvisor recognises Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has announced it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honours top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants and attractions. To qualify, these businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor.

New Raffles Tianjin Opening

New Raffles Tianjin Opening

8 March 2010 Press Release Hotel News

A special introductory promotion is celebrating the opening of ‘penthouse hotel’ Raffles Tianjin in China’s future northern financial hub, Tianjin.The luxury hotel is opening for guests on March 18 atop Tianjin Centre, in the heart of the city’s business and financial district.

Raffles extends global footprint to Greece

5 June 2009 Press Release Spa News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts continues its global expansion with Raffles Olympia resort, its first property in Greece, which is located near the ancient city of Olympia. The luxury resort is the centrepiece of the stunning 30-hectare beachfront development, and will feature 124 guestrooms and suites, up to 120 Raffles Residences for private ownership, a conferencecentre, RafflesAmrita Spa and a water sports centre.

Saudi prince puts Singapore Raffles up for sale

16 April 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Singapore’s legendary Raffles Hotel, home to the Singapore Sling cocktail, has been put up for sale by its owner Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia for a price tag of up to £300 million.The Fairmont Raffles Hotel International group, part of the Prince’s Kingdom Holding Company, is seeking buyers as it tightens its purse strings in the global downturn.

Raffles Hotels announces new resort in Morocco

19 February 2009 Press Release Hotel News

“Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced today that it will manage a new resort in Taghazout, Morocco.  The resort, owned by global real estate investment firm Colony Capital, will be located along the pristine Atlantic coast north of Agadir.