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.
Raffles Hotel Singapore has announced the appointments of Massimo Moreschini as director of rooms and Andrea Greybanks as director of sales and marketing, with immediate effect.
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International has announced the appointment of Michael Glennie as president and chief operating officer. In the position, Glennie will be responsible for the global operations of all three leading hotel brands - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts - and other entities within the FRHI portfolio.
For a memorable honeymoon, Raffles Praslin Seychelles promises a romantic escape among paradisiacal surroundings.
John Johnston, President of Raffles Hotels&Resorts, announced the appointment of well-known hotelier, Simon Hirst, as General Manager of Raffles Praslin Seychelles, effective February 27, 2012.
For the Easter holidays, Raffles Praslin Seychelles offers families an Easter Accommodation Special, which includes delightful entertainment options, such as an Easter Sunday lunch, an egg treasure hunt, a chocolate-making workshop, and a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site - all this amidst breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches.
Raffles Makkah Palace has been crowned the World’s Leading Luxury All Suite Hotel by the World Travel Awards during a splendid ceremony at Katara Cultural Village in Doha. Votes were cast online by over 213,000 travel professionals around the world, from over 160 participating countries.
Raffles Spa located at the Raffles Dubai Luxury Hotel prides itself on offering customised, result-oriented luxury treatments in an enchanting private sanctuary. Starting January 2012, Raffles spa will offer you a whole new facial experience with Eve Lom “the Queen of Cleansing”, one of the world’s most acclaimed and sought-after facialists.
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.
Singapore’s historic Raffles Hotel has been sold to Qatari Diar investment fund by Fairmont Raffles Hotels, which is owned by the Saudi multi-billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, in a deal worth $275 million.
Following a series of deals, the Qatar Investment Authority has become the largest shareholder in Fairmont Raffles Holdings International. The group – which also operates the Swissôtel brand – has 88 hotels and resorts in 27 countries worldwide, including the famous Raffles Hotel, Singapore.