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.
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.
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 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.
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 & 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.
Raffles International Limited, through its subsidiary Raffles International (Russia) Pte. Ltd., has signed an agreement with JSC Moskva Krasnye Holmy, to manage a 235 bedroom deluxe hotel under the Swiss™tel brand. The hotel will be named Swiss™tel Riverside Towers, Moscow and is scheduled to open by May 2005.
Raffles International has announced the appointment of Mr. Louis Sailer as General Manager of Raffles Resort at Canouan Island, The Grenadines. The luxury resort destination, scheduled to open in the summer of 2004, is set in its own private 1,200 acres of land and will feature one and two storey villas offering 156 luxurious rooms with ocean views, an 18-hole championship-grade golf course, a luxury Amrita spa, and four restaurants and bars.
Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, recent recipient of a Five-Star rating by the 2002 Mobil Travel Guide and the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) Five-Diamond Award, is pleased to announce the addition of Amrita Spa—a Raffles International Limited benchmark concept. Exemplifying unparalleled excellence in luxurious accommodations, service and design, the hotel adds the Amrita Spa luxury concept in its quest to provide ultimate perfection and elegance for its guests.