AccorHotels appointed Ayman Gharib as managing director of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi. In his new role, Gharib will oversee two of the group’s Dubai-based flagship properties which are part of the AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio. He will continue to lead the Raffles Dubai where he oversees the property’s overall performance and strategic direction in addition to being tasked with the opening of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East, which is scheduled to open in 2019.
Gharib brings over 20 years of luxury hospitality experience in the Middle East to the role. Prior to joining Raffles, he worked for Ritz Carlton as Executive Assistant Manager, Sharq Village & Spa in Doha, and later relocated to Dubai assuming a similar role for the pre-opening of The Address Dubai Mall by Emaar Hospitality Group in 2008. Gharib joined Raffles Dubai as Hotel Manager in 2011 and three years later he was promoted to General Manager, a role he has successfully served for a further three years with great passion and dedication.