Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, a 5-star property located in the heart of downtown Dubai, has announced the appointment of Raj Devas as Director of Sales, leading the Sales and Marketing team.
Raj Devas adds Marriott Al Jaddaf to his portfolio of internationally renowned hotels, with 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked for numerous hotel brands in France, Bora Bora and the United Arab Emirates, bringing to his current position a wealth of international experience and industry knowledge.
In 2013, Raj began his journey with Marriott International by managing the Starwood Hotels Paris cluster as an account manager. While managing the cluster, Raj achieved 120% of the target in 2014, becoming the top performer of the year.
Following his continued success within the hotel group, in 2017 he led the sales and marketing team of the Renaissance Paris La Défense hotel in France. Under Raj’s leadership, the 330-room property saw a 6.2% increase in the RevPAR index, while total revenues rose 10% from the set annual budget.
After moving to the United Arab Emirates and before joining the Marriott Al Jaddaf, Raj was appointed Sales Director of Marriott Al Forsan in Abu Dhabi in February 2019. Playing a central role at Marriott Al Forsan, he developed and implemented effective sales strategies; and created successful annual strategic plans that have ensured the hotel’s continued progress.
Discussing the appointment, Richard Bleakley, Managing Director Multi-Property at Marriott Al Jaddaf, said, “We are pleased to announce Raj Devas as Director of Sales, continuing his distinguished career at Marriott Al Jaddaf. Having been an outstanding employee of Marriott International since 2013, we are confident that Raj will lead his team with the dedication and passion that he has become synonymous with, ensuring that goals are exceeded.