Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg graduated from School of Hotel Administration in Heidelberg, Germany and attended Cornell University before launching his hotel career at the London Hilton. He subsequently worked at some of the world’s leading hotels including The Oriental Singapore, The Mandarin Hong Kong and The Pierre in New York.
He started his long collaboration with Adrian Zeccha, one of the original founders of Regent, 25 years ago when he was part of the development team for Beaufort Hotels. At this time he helped to create such stylish hotel icons as The Sukhothai Bangkok and The Beaufort Sentosa (now The Sentosa Resort & Spa).
When Adrian Zeccha formed General Hotel Management (GHM) with Hans Jenni in 1992, Ralf joined him and created some of the world’s most awe-inspiring hotels including The Datai Langkawi, The Chedi Muscat, The Legian Bali, the Lalu in Taiwan and The Setai in Miami.
Following the acquisition of Regent Hotels & Resorts by FIH in 2010, Ralf was appointed President of the new global leadership team.