Pascal Duchauffour
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Pascal Duchauffour

area vice president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Pascal Duchauffour oversees some of the region’s most high profile luxury hotels under the Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari and Edition brands.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International, has eight operating properties including The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, currently undergoing a significant expansion; Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Muscat— which Duchauffour was instrumental in acquiring from InterContinental Hotels Group last year — and The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, the most recent launch.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal — expected to be a flagship for the company in the region and also for its owner Abu Dhabi National Hotels — will open by the end of 2012, while coming up next year is another iconic new opening, The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, which has been undergoing an extensive 30-month refurbishment to bring it up to brand standards.

Also confirmed are two properties under the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand — in Tamuda Bay, Morocco and in Muscat.

A French national, Duchauffour has been in the region since 2003 when he arrived in Bahrain from Singapore.

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BY THE NUMBERS

8
Ritz-Carlton Hotels open in Middle East
4
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
1
Middle East hotels opened in past 12 months
0
Middle East hotels signed in past 12 months
2
Middle East hotels due to open by September 2013
27
years in hospitality
10
years in region
French
Nationality

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