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AMMAN, January 17, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Amman has appointed Tareq Derbas, an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, as its general manager. The property has been developed by Jordanian group Al Eqbal Real Estate Development and Hotels.
 
Strategically located at the heart of capital Amman, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences will feature 228 guest rooms - the smallest of which are 60 sqm - and include 34 luxurious suites. 
 
It will also boast two upscale restaurants, one of which will be situated on the rooftop, as well as an elegantly-designed 1,000-sq m grand ballroom. As for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, the property will encompass 90 private residences for purchase, each of which will consist exclusively of master bedrooms. 
 
Ranging in size from one to four bedrooms and featuring two exclusive penthouses, The Residences will offer full access to countless exceptional amenities and recreational facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, Owners Lounge and a boardroom, said the statement. 
 
The Jordanian developer pointed out that the Derbas' appointment was among the final directives of its late chairman Tawfiq Fakhouri. 
 
With over 25 years in the hospitality industry - specifically in hotel management and guest experience - Derbas will be responsible for overseeing the operations of The Ritz-Carlton project in Amman and extending the brand’s top class services to guests in the heart of the Jordanian capital. 
 
Throughout his career, Derbas occupied senior roles in award-winning hotels such as The St. Regis, Four Seasons and the iconic Burj Al Arab, said the statement from the Jordanian developer. 
 
Most recently, he held the position of general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, cementing its status as a premium hotel for both leisure and business guests.
 
Hailed for his business acumen, people-oriented management style and attention to detail, Derbas holds a remarkable track record of successfully opening and transforming many luxury hotels in Jordan, Oman, Qatar and the UAE, it stated. 
 
In 2010, he led the launch of The St. Regis Doha, which thrived during his tenure to earn an esteemed rank as one of the top 100 hotels in the world in 2016. 
 
On his new role, Derbas said: "I am delighted at the opportunity to spearhead the opening of this landmark property that will surely elevate the local luxury travel industry to the next level."
 
"Giving attention to the finer details, meaningful gestures of care and anticipation of guests’ needs have the power to turn a mere house into a home and an ordinary hotel stay into a memorable experience. Guided by these principles, The Ritz-Carlton in Amman promises to deliver curated and highly-bespoke services to every guest, every time," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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