AccorHotels appoints Ayman Gharib as managing director. AccorHotels appoints Ayman Gharib as managing director.

Ayman Gharib has been appointed as managing director of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi. Both of the properties are part of AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio.

In his new role, Gharib will oversee the opening of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East which is scheduled to open in 2019 and will continue to lead Raffles Dubai’s overall performance and strategic direction.

Gharib brings over 20 years of luxury hospitality experience to his new role.

AccorHotels Luxury Brands chief operating officer Sami Nasser added: “I am confident that Ayman’s expertise will be inspirational for the opening of Sofitel Dubai Wafi, as well as successfully continuing the next chapter of Raffles Dubai, following it’s milestone ten year anniversary. Ayman’s charismatic and forward thinking leadership approach enables the hotel to set industry wide benchmarks across all performance indicators and measures.”

Gharib holds a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism from Notre Dame University and a Master’s of Science in International Hotel Management from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

This November, Raffles Dubai celebrated 10 years since its opening, with more than one million guests having stayed at the property.

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