General manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Gerrit Graef

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh has appointed Gerrit Graef as general manager.

Graef began his career in 1997 at Marriott International as director of F&B at Renaissance Cologne Hotel. After moving to Dubai as director of F&B at the JW Marriott Hotel in Dubai, Graef was later promoted to director of operations at the same hotel. After five years in Dubai, Gerrit relocated to Doha where he took on the role of hotel manager at the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard and Marriott Executive Apartment Complex.

In 2014, Graef was relocated to Bangkok as multi property general manager to launch the Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit & Marriott Executive Apartment, Sukhumvit-Thoglor.

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Enthusing on his new role, Graef said: “I am excited to take on the role of general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. I am confident that, with the outstanding group of ladies and gentlemen at the hotel, we will be able to build on the hotel‘s current success and transform the property to be a benchmark for luxury service in the Kingdom.”