Krystel Irani has been appointed as director of operations, Raffles Dubai, an iconic property in the UAE emirate.
In her new role, Irani will oversee all the daily hotel operations at the landmark property.
Commenting on Irani’s appointment, Ayman Gharib, general manager of Raffles Dubai, said: “We are delighted for Krystel to take on the role of director of operations at Raffles Dubai. As a seasoned hotelier whose career is highlighted by progressive growth, Krystel is a proven industry leader and I am confident she will guide Raffles Dubai to new heights of success.”
Irani brings with her over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including four years at Raffles Dubai, where she will continue to play a vital role in maintaining the property’s leading position within the city. As an iconic symbol of traditional Middle Eastern culture, ancient Egyptian history and refined Asian characteristics, Raffles Dubai offers impeccable service, subtle luxury of space and sophisticated style for today’s affluent travellers.
Having established a leading profile in the luxury hospitality industry, Irani first joined Raffles Dubai as a front office manager in 2013 and was subsequently promoted to her most recent role of director of rooms in February 2015. In this role she was responsible for a team of 180 colleagues including Front Office, Housekeeping, Concierge, Laundry, and Butlers. Irani started her hospitality career in Paris at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in 2003, where she held several leadership roles before relocating to the dynamic Middle East region as part of the opening team for Four Seasons Hotel Beirut as well as the St. Regis Doha, before moving to Dubai 2013.
Irani holds a bachelor degree in International Hotel Management from Vatel International Hospitality School in Paris and is fluent in English, French and Arabic. – TradeArabia News Service