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Raffles Dubai has named Andrew Abram ([email protected]) new general manager. Abram joins Raffles from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group where he was the general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has also held positions with the Jumeirah International group in the Middle East, where he launched projects such as the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Resort.


Joe Gaeta ([email protected]) has taken over as the new general manager of The Benjamin in New York. He previously held the position as the area director of sales and marketing for Denihan’s luxury hotels in Manhattan, including The Surrey.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA, has named a new frontman, Ralph Scatena ([email protected]), to take over as general manager. Scatena will be responsible for overseeing the property’s strategy, sales and marketing, and day-to-day operations. He comes to the position with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.


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