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New general manager or Raffles Singapore

New general manager or Raffles Singapore

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. 

His role in the Seychelles will be filled by Christoph Ganster.

Peter French, president, Raffles Hotels & Resorts said: “I am delighted to announce the news of Simon’s move to Raffles Singapore.

“Simon’s high regard within the industry and his extensive international hotel experience speaks for itself - as do the results of the past eighteen months he has spent with us in the Seychelles.

“I am more than confident that Simon will be an exceptional custodian of Raffles Singapore and do justice to the legacy of such an iconic property, especially in this, its 125th anniversary year.”

Simon joined the Raffles family in February 2012, as general manager, Raffles Praslin Seychelles.

Since then, he has solidified the reputation of the resort as one of the leading properties in the Indian Ocean.