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Raffles Appoints Peter French as Regional Vice President - EMEA

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Peter French has been appointed as Regional Vice President - Europe, Middle East & Africa for Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

In his new role he will take on operational oversight for Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris and Raffles Praslin Seychelles as well as new Raffles hotels under development in EMEA.

Over the course of his career, Peter French, who is British, has been involved with luxury hotel operations around the globe. He was General Manager / VP of Operations & Development for Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group from 1975-1986. He returned to Hong Kong as General Manager to lead the complete renovation and repositioning of its flagship hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, from 2004-2009.

A seasoned and accomplished hotelier, Peter has also worked as General Manager in prestigious hotels including The Sukothai in Bangkok, The Carlyle in New York and Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Peter was nominated for ďHotel Manager of the YearĒ by the American Hotel and Catering Institute and Virtuoso, The Association of American Travel Agents. He is a Fellow of Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association.

 Mr. French will continue his role as General Manager for Raffles Dubai.

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