Patrick Stephen Duff
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The Fairmont Beijing

Indigo Pearl Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
Resort Manager
January 2014 to present

Returning to Phuket from Patrick’s previous assignment in Bangkok, it’s the homecoming to familiar surroundings having worked on the island from 1997 to 2000. His career spans over 25 years and four continents, stops included some of the iconic hotels and resorts in America, Middle East and Asia .

Now with another jewel of luxury resort, the Indego Pearl is a striking, poetic reminder and a reflection of the rich tin heritage. The value of this "black gold" was so great that tin was considered a form of currency until as late as 1932. Today, only three tin mining sites still active. Indego Pearl is a tribute to this rich heritage, reflected in the many art work sculpture and architecture of this luxury resort.

The resort offers a luxury of very personalized private suites and pavilions with tropical gardens, manicured, greens , spectacular pools and more. Each of its restaurants is a culinary marvel with creations of various regions, prepared by a team of dedicated skilful chefs.
Swissotel Nai Lert Park
a member of FRHI (Fairmont Raffles Hotels international)

Bangkok, Thailand
Director of Operations / EAM
September 2012 to December 2013

The Swissotel Nai Lert Park is an oasis in the bustling city of Bangkok. Designed by internationally renowned architect Calvin Tsao with its lush eight-acre tropical gardens pool area. It is right at the center with easy access to business districts and Bangkok’s famous nightlife, the perfect choice for business and leisure.

336 guest rooms with private balconies overlooking the pool and gardens. Five restaurants, bar and cafe offer a diverse array of cuisines ranging from Cantonese, Japanese and international,; all with a Thai flair. Meeting and events facilities can cater from 10 to 800 persons.
Fairmont Dubai The Fairmont Dubai
a member of FRHI (Fairmont Raffles Hotels international)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Director of Food and Beverage
September 2009 to September 2012

He spent three years with this property that has carved its reputation as one of the flagships for the Fairmont group, and its first international property. He first took over the culinary side of the operation and then took over the entire Food and Beverage operation. This 34-story hotel, modeled after an Arabic wind tower has 394 guestrooms, including 128 suites and penthouses, residential apartments and offices. Attention and creativity is reflected in its ten dining and entertainment venues offering an array of gastronomic delights. A 40,000 square feet SPA with two rooftop swimming pools provide a captivating view from sunrise to sunset.
The Fairmont Beijing
a member of FRHI (Fairmont Raffles Hotels international)
Beijing, China
Executive Chef
January 2008 – September 2009

Patrick joined the pre-opening team of The Fairmont Beijing; a striking 25-story building with a premier downtown location near business and shopping areas as well as eminent landmarks including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heave and the Tiananmen Square. Its restaurants, rated among the best in the city include The Cut, an award wining steak house, and Lunar 8, the contemporary Chinese restaurant with its famous wood-roasted Peking duck.
Four Seasons Maimi Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Miami, United States
Executive Chef
March 2006– January 2008

Four Seasons Miami serves as an oasis in the heart of Miami’s business district. The hotel offers luxurious guest rooms and suites with sweeping vistas of the city and bay. 

The Sukhothai Bangkok

The Sukhothai Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
Executive Chef
March 2005 – March 2006

The legendary Sukhotai Hotel portrays elegance and distinctive design that are of the highest international standards. All rooms and suites incorporate rich local Thai materials, impeccable detailing and luxurious bathrooms.

The Phoenician Resort and Spa

The Phoenician Resort and Spa
a member of Starwood Luxury Collection
Arizona, USA
Executive Chef
March 2003 – March 2005

Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Phoenician is a luxurious oasis that offers accommodations of uncommon beauty and style - as well as the most enticing array of amenities, recreation and pleasures.

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Executive Chef
February 2002 – March 2003

InterContinental Hong Kong is one of the city's most recognized premier hotels with an unmatched view of the Hong Kong skyline.

The Ritz-Carlton Seoul

The Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort Rose Hall

The Ritz-Carlton Seoul /
The Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort Rose Hall

Seoul, South Korea/ Rose Hall, Jamaica
Executive Chef
April 2000 – February 2002

The Ritz-Calton Seoul is strategically located in the thriving commercial and residential district of Kangnam just minutes away from many cultural and commercial spots.
Rose Hall, nestled in the island nation of Jamaica, is a 427-room AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton offering a luxurious beachfront hideaway complete with an
18-hole championship golf course and full service Spa.

Sheraton Grande Laguna Beach

Sheraton Grande Laguna Beach
a member of Starwood Luxury Collection
(Starwood Luxury Collection)
Phuket, Thailand
Executive Chef/ Food & Beverage Director
March 1997 – April 2000

Sheraton Grande Laguna Beach is a microcosm of Southeast Asia’s culture and natural attractions. The luxurious hotel offers plush accommodation, relaxation and recreational facilities.

Port de Plaisance Luxury Resort & Casino
a member of Starwood Luxury Collection
St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Executive Chef
November 1993 – December 1994

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel
a member of FRHI (Fairmont Raffles Hotels international)
Arizona, USA
Executive Sous Chef
November 1992 – November 1993

A member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World,’ The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel is ideally set against the backdrop of the picturesque McDowell Mountains. The AAA Five Diamond hotel features one of the best Spa’s in North America, modern facilities and two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
a member of Starwood Luxury Collection
Florida, USA
Executive Sous Chef
March 1990 – November 1992

Inspired by world-famous surroundings, The Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is a whimsical place full of entertainment and architecture typical of a Walt Disney World Resort.

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