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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.

New appointment for Fairmont Raffles Hotels

New appointment for Fairmont Raffles Hotels

23 February 2013 Hotel News

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) have appointment Jeff Tisdall as Vice President, Residential Development, Asia Pacific and India.  In this newly created position, Tisdall will be responsible for FRHI’s residential development and mixed use projects in Asia Pacific and India.

Raffles opens In Makati City, Manila

Raffles opens In Makati City, Manila

17 February 2013 Hotel News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is expanding its portfolio with the opening of Raffles Makati in Metro Manila. The newest property brings the company to nine hotels and resorts with plans for further openings in Istanbul, Jakarta and Hainan in China over the next 18 months.

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.

Raffles Spa Dubai celebrates 125 Years

Raffles Spa Dubai celebrates 125 Years

2 October 2012 Press Release Spa News

Raffles Spa at Raffles Dubai is acclaimed for offering each discerning guest customised, results-oriented treatments in a luxuriously enchanting, private sanctuary. During the month of October, experience Raffles Spa exceptional signature treatment The Egyptian Gold Facial of real decadence and Middle Eastern luxury.

Taylor takes over key new hotel development role with Fairmont Raffles

Taylor takes over key new hotel development role with Fairmont Raffles

24 September 2012 Hotel News

With more than 25 active hotel developments and many more in its pipeline, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International has announced the appointment of Wayne Taylor as executive vice president, global development. FRHI is the parent company of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.

Fairmont Raffles refocuses on China with new appointment

Fairmont Raffles refocuses on China with new appointment

16 May 2012 Hotel News

Having more than tripled its presence in China over the last few years and with many more hotels in the pipeline, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International has announced the appointment of Gao Zhi Xiong as vice president, development, China. In his new role, Gao will be responsible for accelerating portfolio growth across all three of FRHI’s leading brands, while also providing support, guidance and leadership to the company’s existing developments in Chengdu, Nanjing, and Taiyuan.