Tristan de la Porte du Theil has been appointed General Manager of DUKES Dubai hotel and residences on the Palm Jumeirah.
Tristan, who joins from Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts, in China, boasts an extensive CV, with a considerable knowledge of the luxury market in China and South East Asia – two key feeder markets for the new DUKES Dubai hotel.
He is no stranger to opening hotels, having previously been involved in the launch of two hotels in China while, over the last seven years, he has opened and overseen renovations at numerous restaurants, bars and other stand alone, independent and branded food and beverage operations in Thailand and throughout Cambodia and China.
A graduate of Swiss hospitality school Glion Institute of Higher Education, Tristan holds Bachelor degrees in Hospitality and Tourism Management and International Hospitality Management.
He said: “The five-star luxury market in Dubai is extremely competitive but we aim to carve out a niche with our warm, welcoming contemporary product, combined with classical British service standards, that the award-winning DUKES London has excelled at for many years,”
DUKES Dubai comprises 279 guestrooms and 287 fully furnished apartments – including 64 suites and the women’s only Duchess Floor – along with a private beach club, and spa.