The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, has recently announced the appointment of industry veteran John Halliday as Director of Operations. Halliday has more than 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Halliday will bring a focused, proactive, and committed approach to the role, along with a wealth of expertise in working across a host of luxury hotel groups.
“We are proud to welcome John Halliday to the role of Director of Operations at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, and seek to benefit from his extensive knowledge of luxury hotel operations. John’s vast array of relevant experience and committed approach will strengthen the hotel team and bring fresh direction and innovation as we welcome in a new year.” stated Tracey Oliver, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach.
Industry sources added that Halliday has worked across a variety of resorts including Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara and Desert Palm Dubai, as well as across a variety of other luxury hotel and resort brands in UAE, Oman, and the UK. In his new role, Halliday will take responsibility for overall operations focused on implementing new initiatives and driving operational excellence.
Boasting an impressive career in luxury hospitality management, Halliday prides himself on his leadership skills and his ability to grow and nurture a team, as well as identify and implement business opportunities in order to drive growth.