NEW DELHI, 20 December 2023: John Raffoul has joined Cheval Collection as General Manager of Cheval Maison – The Palm Dubai, a serviced apartments property, based in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

He becomes part of the group during a period of surpassing expectations at the property, which commenced operations in April this year.

John Philipson, COO, Cheval Collection, said: “We are thrilled to have a GM of such calibre joining our outstanding team at Cheval Maison – The Palm Dubai. We are confident that John will use his expertise to enhance this successful property and create exceptional experiences for both guests and staff alike.”

John was also shortlisted in this year’s Hotelier Middle East Awards in the General Manager of the Year (Midscale) category. Both hotels under his management received TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award 2023.

Raffoul said: “It is an exciting time to join this growing company, with serviced apartments becoming better understood by guests. I am looking forward to returning to the luxury segment and building on Cheval Collection’s heritage in the sector.”

Cheval Maison – The Palm Dubai is the Cheval Collection’s first international property, comprising 131 contemporary apartments with fully equipped kitchens. A recent agreement with Black Coffee by Café Younes ensures the restaurant space at the property remains open to both guests and non-residents, with the plan to foster a vibrant connection with the local community.


About Cheval Collection

Cheval Collection is an award-winning hospitality group with thirteen luxury all-apartment locations in London, Edinburgh and Dubai, guaranteeing a warm welcome and an unforgettable living experience. Get to know these historic and intriguing cities from a spacious apartment, mews house or penthouse in one of our luxury Residences or Maisons, with the benefit of a fully equipped kitchen and dedicated living space at your disposal. All our apartments are designed to accommodate guests for any length of stay.

With a range of accommodation options in prime locations, we promise to settle you into your perfect London, Edinburgh or Dubai home, either for a blissful getaway or a relaxing extended stay. Each one of our luxury locations has its own unique character, whilst still maintaining the same professional service standards. As a leading luxury accommodation provider, the team at Cheval Collection understands the meaning of excellent hospitality, and we aim to deliver nothing but the best.