Red Sea Global appoints new Group Head of Hospitality


Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind regenerative tourism destinations The Red Sea and Amaala, has announced the appointment of Sébastien Carre as Group Head of Hospitality.  

In his role, Carre will lead the hospitality offerings for all Red Sea Global destinations and self-operated properties, aiming to elevate Saudi Arabia’s position in global tourism. 

The new Group Head of Hospitality brings more than 30 years of experience in luxury hospitality to RSG. A graduate of VATEL Hospitality & Tourism Business School in Lyon, France, his background includes notable leadership roles in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Islands. Before joining RSG, Carre served as Regional Vice President at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, overseeing properties in the Seychelles, Abu Dhabi, Tanzania, Azerbaijan and South Africa. 

Red Sea Global Sebastien Carre

Following the news of Carre’s appointment, RSG has shared plans to hire over 700 hospitality professionals in the next 12 months. 

“Red Sea Global’s vision and pioneering approach to regenerative tourism is profoundly inspiring,” says Carre. “I look forward to leading the hospitality function and assembling a team of talented hospitality specialists, best-in-class craftsmen and women, to launch these groundbreaking destinations, positioning Saudi Arabia at the forefront of global tourism. We aim to create unparalleled experiences and set new benchmarks in luxury hospitality excellence.” 

John Pagano, Group CEO at Red Sea Global, adds: “This year Thuwal Private Retreat and Shebara will both be open to guests. More RSG-operated properties will follow soon after. As this collection of self-operated, luxury hospitality properties move from development into operations, the deep experience Sébastien brings with him, coupled with the innate hospitality that Saudi has long been famous for, ensures we are ready to delight our visitors.”

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