Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal appoints general manager

Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal appoints general manager
Christian Hoehn
Published: 9 December 2019 - 7:15 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has appointed Christian Hoehn as its general manager.

Hoehn joins The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal with more than 23 years of experience within hospitality. At his most recent position as general manager for the W Paris, he led the team to great success, significantly increasing the hotel’s revenue and occupancy rates in less than two years.

Hoehn will be leading the team at Abu Dhabi and will also spearhead the transformation of the property, which includes revamped restaurants and bars offering and enriched experiences under the #RCMemories signature.

“We are delighted to welcome Christian to the team of extraordinary Ladies & Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, as he brings with him an exceptional skillset from decades of international experience. We look forward to welcoming him and are eager to see the positive changes he will bring to one of Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious luxury offerings,” said Sandeep Walia, area VP, Luxury Brands, UAE.

Hoehn has previously worked with leading luxury hotels including the W Istanbul, the Mandarin Oriental New York, The Mark, and the Waldorf Astoria Caledonia, Edinburgh, Scotland.

He also brings with him considerable understanding of the industry within the region, having been director of operations at the Hilton Abu Dhabi and general manager with Hilton in Riyadh.

Of his appointment, Hoehn commented: “I am extremely proud to be appointed as the general manager of such an iconic property, and I am excited to join the fantastic team that has made this property into one of the leading hotels in the region. I look forward to strengthening the hotel legacy and provide guests with excellent service and unforgettable experiences.”

Having started his career in 1996 as Demie Chef de Partie in Switzerland, Hoehn went on to gain more management experience in numerous hotels and resorts across Europe, US and the Middle East.

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