Appointed ice President, Spas & Wellness
At FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Based in FRHI's regional office in Dubai, Andrew Gibson will be responsible for the
development and execution of the company's spa strategy, including defining and
implementing spa standards globally across all of FRHI’s leading hotel and spa brands.
Gibson, who is British, brings over 25 years of international hospitality experience in the fields
of spa, wellness and leisure to his new role. He joins FRHI from his most recent position as
Group Director of Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group.
Andrew began his career in England, where an early role was leisure centre manager at an
airport hotel close to London Gatwick Airport, one of the first hotels in the UK to build
significant leisure facilities. He then held progressive positions in the Middle East, with Abu
Dhabi Intercontinental Hotel and the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Oman. He also contributed to
leisure services in Oman through tennis, squash, sailing and diving and helped design, build
and project manage the first ladies only spa in Muscat.
Gibson's extensive experience in spas included time in Cyprus as investor and owner of the
Retreat, a luxury health resort on the Aphrodite Hills Integrated Resort. As Managing Director
of the first introduction of Six Senses Spas, he grew the portfolio from four spas in Asia to 33