Alan Stocker. Alan Stocker.

Alan Stocker has been appointed as general manager of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and joined the team on March 13, 2017.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah will be Stocker’s third Waldorf Astoria property since joining Hilton in 2011.

He has previously managed the Hilton Irufushi Resort and Spa Maldives and the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, as well as the Waldorf Astoria Beijing.

Stocker has also supported various projects for the regional offices in Singapore for Thailand, Bali and Malaysia hotels.

A British national, Stocker graduated with a degree in Hotel Catering and Institutional Management from South Devon College of Arts and Technology in 1989 and built his career by working in luxury hotels across the world.

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Stocker said in a statement: "My leadership style is founded on ensuring high service levels and brand standards while maintaining a fun environment. I strongly believe that it is the team that makes the guest experience."

He added: “My mission is not only to ensure Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah continues to be recognised as the leading luxury hotel in the Middle East but also to expand the brand awareness in this competitive market.”