18 April 2016
Mr. Derbas continues role as General Manager of the St. Regis Doha, the Finest Address in Qatar

Qatar, Doha: Tareq Derbas has been appointed as Area General Manager of Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East.  Derbas will also continue his position as the General Manager of the St. Regis Doha, the Finest Address in Qatar. In his new role, Mr. Derbas will continue to oversee the day to day operations of The St. Regis Doha, as well as the expansion of the Starwood's growing portfolio across key markets in the Middle East.

A seasoned hotelier with more than 25 years of international experience, Derbas has held senior executive positions with some of the world's finest luxury hotels brands prior to his current position, including the Four Seasons Hotels in Amman and Riyadh as well as Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Commenting about his recent appointment, Mr. Derbas said: "I am honoured to continue working with an iconic and landmark property in Doha, as we further cement our place as the finest address in Qatar. When I first arrived in Doha, my philosophy was a total commitment to guaranteeing each and every guest with a flawless and bespoke guest experience and to make a fine hotel into an extraordinary one. I look forward to my new responsibilities as Area General Manager and to work with Starwood to further strengthen our company's appeal across the region."

The St. Regis, Doha was recently awarded as 'The GCC Hotel of the Year' at the inaugural Food & Travel GCC Tourism Awards, organised by leading industry title, Food & Travel Arabia Magazine.


About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,300 properties in some 100 countries and over 188,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information and stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Starwood. 

About The St. Regis, Doha Hotel.
The St. Regis Doha Hotel and resort is situated in Al Gassar resort, located between Doha's cultural heritage sites and the city's business hub. The hotel is owned by Al Fardan Group Holdings and is part of Al Gassar Resort that is located at the heart of the rising city, adjacent to the Pearl Island and the cultural village, Katara and close to the business capital.

The Hotel encompasses 336 elegant guest rooms with sea view, including 58 sophisticated suites among them are two Presidential suites spread over 660 square metres. The guest rooms and suites were designed by international acclaimed Wilson Associates.

The St. Regis Doha is a property recognised for its timeless elegance, luxury and renowned service standards. With its unique business and recreation facilities, and award winning restaurants, The St. Regis Doha continues to set a benchmark for hotels in Qatar as it develops into a leading tourist and business destination.

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