New GM joins The Ritz – Carlton, DIFC

New GM joins The Ritz – Carlton, DIFC


The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre welcomed Tareq Derbas as the new general manager of the property. With experience spanning 26 years, he brings a wealth of expertise in leading luxury resorts and residences across the US and the GCC.

Derbas’ focus will be on upholding the traditions of which The Ritz-Carlton is renowned, while striving to further enhance service quality and brand value into the future.

Derbas’ career within the hospitality industry commenced in 1989, following his graduation from The University of Kuwait. He began his journey with the DoubleTree in  San Diego and Chicago before returning to the GCC in 1995 as deputy general manager for Sheraton Oman. This was followed by senior roles with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Jumeriah Group at Burj Al Arab, Four Seasons and Le Meridien within award-winning properties across Oman, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. During his time with St. Regis, he served as General Manager for St. Regis Doha and was recently engaged as Area General Manager for Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.

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