General manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, Richard Collins

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has welcomed Richard Collins as its new general manager.

Bringing with him more than 17 years of experience as a hotel general manager, Collins also boasts extensive resort and international operations experience from Ireland, the UK, USA and Switzerland.

Prior to his newly assumed job role, he served as the general manager of the JW Marriott Dubai, where in just two years he led the team and the hotel to great success.

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Before that, he served as general manager and CEO at Marriott Druids Glen and Druids Glen Resort for almost seven years in Ireland.

Collins kicked off his career in hospitality in F&B and worked his way up the ladder to his first leadership role in 1993 as outlets manager at the Sheraton Tara Hotel & Resort, Hyannis, before becoming rooms manager at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Braintree, Boston.

Enthusing on his appointment, Collins said: “I am enormously proud to be appointed general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai; such an iconic property, locally, regionally and globally. I am delighted to be taking the helm, especially at such an exciting time in the hotel’s legacy following the recent extension, and I look forward to strengthening this legacy even further as we move forward together.”