DUBAI – Ayman Gharib, General Manager of Raffles Dubai, announced the appointment of Krystel Irani as Director of Operations, Raffles Dubai. In her new role, Krystel will oversee all the daily hotel operations at the landmark property.
Commenting on Krystel’s appointment, Gharib 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.”
Krystel 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 travelers.
Having established a leading profile in the luxury hospitality industry, Krystel 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. Krystel 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.
Krystel’s passion for people paired with her eye for detail, extensive global experience and well-rounded technical expertise have delivered proven success and excellence throughout her career appointments. Krystel holds a bachelor degree in International Hotel Management from Vatel International Hospitality School in Paris and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.