Jeroen Elmendorp as new general manager of the The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Dutch national Elmendorp brings more than two decades of expertise in leading luxury resorts and residences

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has appointed Jeroen Elmendorp as the new general manager of the beachfront resort which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Dutch national Elmendorp brings more than two decades of expertise in leading luxury resorts and residences.

Elmendorp’s career within the hospitality industry commenced more than 20 years ago, following his graduation from the Hoger Technisch Instituut, Bruges, Belgium. He began his journey with Conrad Hotels & Resorts before embarking on a global path spanning Europe, the USA and the UAE with tenures in award-winning properties and senior management roles.

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Elmendorp’s progressive journey began when he joined Le Meridien Chicago in 2001 and climbed his way up to director of operations as part of the pre-opening team, after which he joined Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago in 2007.

In 2010, Elmendorp moved to the Middle East, joining Emaar Hospitality Group’s hotel portfolio where he held various roles, including hotel manager at Palace Downtown, general manager at The Address Dubai Marina, and most recently worked on task force as the pre-opening general manager alongside senior leaders for the launch of Emaar Group’s Al Alamein Hotel in Egypt. Prior to this he played a senior role at St. Regis, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi where he was responsible for the successful opening of the rooms division and residences for the first St. Regis hotel in the Middle East.  

As a business leader, with an MBA from Hult International Business School and Strategic Marketing and Hospitality Management credentials from Cornell University, Elmendorp is passionate about the hotel industry.

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