John Philipson, COO, Cheval Collection, said: “We are thrilled to have a GM of such calibre joining our outstanding team at Cheval Maison – The Palm Dubai. We are confident that John will use his expertise to enhance this successful property and create exceptional experiences for both guests and staff alike.”
John was also shortlisted in this year’s Hotelier Middle East Awards in the General Manager of the Year (Midscale) category. Both hotels under his management received TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2023.
Raffoul said: “It is an exciting time to join this growing company, with serviced apartments becoming better understood by guests. I am looking forward to returning to the luxury segment and building on Cheval Collection’s heritage in the sector.”
Cheval Maison – The Palm Dubai is the Cheval Collection’s first international property, comprising 131 contemporary apartments with fully equipped kitchens. A recent agreement with Black Coffee by Café Younes ensures the restaurant space at the property remains open to both guests and non-residents, with the plan to foster a vibrant connection with the local community.