Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai announces the appointment of its management team, led by Ranjit Phillipose, Area Director – Middle East and General Manager. Ranjit brings with him over 29 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and a wealth of knowledge to this role. He is joined by Greg Kocsis, Hotel Manager; Dorsai Khaghani, Director of Sales & Marketing; Lionel Dousse, Director of F&B; Sonu Koithara, Executive Chef; and Dr. Arun Aravind, Director of Spa.

“We are very pleased to have launched Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai this month. We look forward to establishing the Taj Exotica name in the region and to showcase Tajness to our esteemed guests. As a brand we take pride in everything we do, and the team will embody this in the ethos of their work. I’m confident every guest will enjoy the resort’s unique offerings and world class hospitality.” said Ranjit Phillipose, Area Director-Middle East and General Manager of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai Team Includes:

Ranjit Phillipose – Area Director, Middle East and General Manager

Ranjit Phillipose’s professional achievements include overseeing multiple hotel openings and rebranding projects across IHCL hotels, resorts and palaces in Asia, UK, the USA and the Middle East. His distinguished career background and full immersion in the brand’s philosophy, has been key to the successful launch of the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, and his extensive experience allows him to truly understand what both international and local guests are looking for when it comes to an exceptional resort stay.

Greg Kocsis – Hotel Manager

Originally from Hungary, Greg Kocsis is an experienced Hotel Manager and seasoned hospitality professional with extensive international experience in the luxury market, having previously worked in Beverly Hills, Miami, Barbados, London, Oman and Maldives for leading hotel brands over the course of 18 years.

Dorsai Khaghani – Director of Sales & Marketing

A highly accomplished Sales & Marketing professional with over 15 years of experience, Dorsai Khaghani has led a number of successful launches of some of Dubai’s biggest and most successful hotel brands. She prides herself on truly understanding the Middle East market when it comes to what guests really want.  

Lionel Dousse – F&B Director

The Swiss-born Lionel Dousse, Director of Food and Beverage at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, is bringing 14 years of experience to this role and has previously worked in various countries; including Djibouti, Ghana, Latvia, and most recently, the UAE; he specialises in creating dining concepts for pre-opening restaurants and bars. 

Sonu Koithara – Executive Chef

Originally from Kerala, Chef Sonu Koithara believes in the importance of working with quality ingredients, a philosophy he will bring to each dish he curates at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, The Palm, Dubai. He began to experiment with cooking at a very young age and has always been passionate and dedicated to creating the best possible flavours.  

Dr. Arun Aravind – Director of Spa

Taking a whole new meaning to holistic wellness, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai will house its very own resident Ayurvedic expert. Dr Arun Aravind, a seasoned wellness professional, joins the team with over 22 years of experience and brings in-depth knowledge of the ancient practice of Ayurveda to JIVA, our award-winning spa. 

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