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6915 08 Jul 2024

Aidan Dempsey as the New General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Aidan Dempsey has been appointed General Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and a track record of excellence at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

Ras Al Khaimah, July 2024 – The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert proudly welcomes Aidan Dempsey as the new General Manager. With over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry, including notable roles at prestigious properties across Europe, the US, and the Middle East, Aidan brings a wealth of expertise in luxury and boutique hotel brands to his new role.

In his previous role as General Manager at Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Warsaw, Poland, Aidan demonstrated exceptional leadership by implementing successful strategies centered on quality assurance, guest satisfaction, and innovative upsell programs. His career is marked by his adept management across various operational departments and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Reflecting on his journey, Aidan Dempsey, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert stated, "Working with international brands has allowed me to travel the world and gain a deep understanding of cultural differences and business approaches. Personal development, networking, and setting personal goals have been crucial to my journey."

"In every new position, I focus on the development of the team; I thrive in demanding, fast-paced environments and enjoy collaborating with like-minded individuals who strive for perfection," he added.

As Aidan takes the helm at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, he shares his excitement for the resort's upcoming projects, including new F&B projects and unique experiences. He envisions leveraging his extensive experience to collaborate with the dedicated team at the resort, developing and implementing strategies to maintain the resort’s 500-hectare nature reserve, 108 private pool villas including the newly launched Signature villas the optimum of luxury, a unique spa featuring the UAE’s only rainforest experience, four distinct restaurants, an adventure center, and an equestrian center.

As The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert looks forward to the future, Aidan's extensive leadership and international experience are poised to contribute significantly to the continued success and renowned luxury of the resort. His appointment exemplifies the resort’s commitment to delivering exceptional, personalized experiences to its esteemed guests, as it continues to honor and celebrate the rich history of the iconic property while embracing innovation and growth.

"As we look forward to the future, I am excited to join The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. This is a special time for the resort as we look forward to introducing exciting new projects and concepts. I am thrilled to be part of this remarkable resort where luxury and nature converge," said Aidan.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, nestled within the serene expanse of Wadi Khadeja, ensconced by a sprawling 1,235-acre private gated Nature Reserve offers guests an experience like no other. Blending luxury, comfort, and the beauty of nature, the intimate resort boasts 108 private villas and 8 Signature two-bedroom ultra-luxury villas with private pools amongst the stunning natural desert landscape.


About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.