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120129 29 Aug 2018

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Announces New Director of Sales

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce a new member of its Executive Committee, Director of Sales- Ricardo Gomes.

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce a new member of its Executive Committee, Director of Sales- Ricardo Gomes.  



Ricardo Gomes, a Portuguese national, brings to the best address over 19 years of International hospitality experience. Most recently Ricardo headed the Sales and Marketing team for IHG in Lisbon Portugal as Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to this, he led an extensive career with Starwood holding a variety of positions including Director of Sales for the pre-opening of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Westin Langkawi as well as a tenure at Le Meridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre.

Ricardo’s career spans a great depth including positons held at various sales roles within other hospitality groups including Accor and Karma Resorts as well as in the Meetings, & Events Industry.

Ricardo holds a Masters of Arts in European Tourism & Management from The University of Bournemouth as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Tour Operating Management, Tourism from Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal.

Ricardo now returns to the Middle East and will his new role will be to focus on driving and leading the Sales Team for one of the most admired luxury hotels  in the capital with exceptional, interiors and service beyond expectation The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is known for. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year the hotel is regarded as Abu Dhabi’s finest urban resort. Ricardo’s reports will include the Corporate, Leisure, Government and Groups, Catering & Events Sales Teams. The St Regis Abu Dhabi General Manager Moustafa Sakr shares: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Ricardo to the team. Ricardo join’s us at a key time where as part of our 5th Anniversary celebrations the hotel is investing in enhancement of our offering. Our guest satisfaction and reputation in the city is at the highest it’s ever been and this is something we have worked very hard to achieve.  Ricardo’s many years in the industry will be a key component of driving this and we are confident that his expertise will continue to drive the success we have achieved in the capital particularly as new competition enters the market.”


About The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Located at the heart of Abu Dhabi on the Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi hotel merges authentic Arabian hospitality and over a hundred years of bespoke St. Regis traditions to become the social epicentre for the connoisseurs in the art of living. The iconic hotel offers 283 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, a myriad of sumptuous experiences with distinctive culinary venues, more than 4,800 square meters of state-of-the-art meeting and event space and over 3,000 square meters of ultra-modern health club facilities. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi also features the famed hallmark of St. Regis hotels, the signature St. Regis Butler Service.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 31 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV,  the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travellers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi and Zhuhai. Additionally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit, to explore our recent debuts visit and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit