Taj Dubai appoints new general manager
Outgoing Jason Harding will head the three Al Habtoor City hotels as its complex general manager
Taj has appointed Ranjit Phillipose as general manager of Taj Dubai.
Phillipose joins the team having served in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years, during which he has worked across five countries and three continents.
The Indian-born British national started his journey in 1993 with the Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces in Chennai, India.
He rose through the ranks and moved to St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London where he worked for six years.
Phillipose subsequently moved to the United States of America to work with Taj Hotels in New York and Boston where he took charge as director of rooms and hotel manager respectively.
He also had the opening of Taj Campton Place San Francisco under his purview.
Phillipose has been at the helm of eight hotel openings and rebranding projects including three hotels in the United States, 51 Buckingham Gate London, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Mauritius, Taj Dennis Island Seychelles, Taj Wellington Mews Mumbai and the US $50 million restoration project of the Taj Group’s fourth Heritage Palace Taj Falaknuma Palace, India.
“I am delighted to join the team at Taj Dubai, and am honoured to have been given this opportunity to lead the group’s first luxury property in the Middle East. It is indeed an exciting time for the hotel and the company with its vast expansion plans, and I look forward to driving the hotel and further strengthening its position in a highly competitive landscape,” said Phillipose.
Meanwhile, Taj Dubai’s former general manager and area director Jason Harding has moved to Al Habtoor City.
Harding has been entrusted with the role of complex general manager, overseeing the Westin, W and St Regis Al Habtoor City in Dubai.