The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Amman has recently named Tareq Derbas as General Manager ahead of its opening in 2021. The latest appointment was one of the final directives of the late Chairman of Al Eqbal Real Estate Development and Hotels, Tawfiq Fakhouri, whose careful selection of seasoned professionals underlined his ambitious vision to deliver unmatched prestigious properties that leave a special mark on Amman’s skyline.
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 world-renowned 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. Most recently, Derbas 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 United Arab Emirates. 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.
“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. I look forward to working hand in hand with the talented Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton to introduce a truly unparalleled standard of service for our discerning guests through this exquisite addition to the city of Amman,” commented Derbas.
Describing his vision for the property, he added, “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.”
Strategically located at the heart of the capital, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Amman will reflect the authenticity of Jordanian culture with a modern twist, on par with the highest international standards. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel will comprise 228 guest rooms - the smallest of which are 60 sqm - and include 34 luxurious suites. The Hotel will also feature two upscale restaurants, one of which will be situated on the rooftop, as well as an elegantly-designed 1,000-sqm 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. Furthermore, The Residences will present unique destinations for entertainment, including a cinema and gaming room for children. Meanwhile, ensuring the comforts that all homeowners crave, The Residences will also accommodate a convenience store, a beauty salon and an ATM in the lobby, as well as electric cars charging stations and designated visitors parking.