Explorar Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Raphael Kinimo as their new Brand Culinary Director. Raphael’s culinary expertise and experience will play a pivotal role in enhancing the brand’s culinary offerings as it expands its destinations worldwide.
Born and raised in France, Raphael’s passion for culinary arts started at a young age. He pursued his passion by attending culinary school, where he developed a deep understanding of classic techniques. Raphael went on to work with some of the world’s most esteemed French three-star Michelin chefs, who imparted their knowledge and techniques, ultimately earning him the title of Master Chef of France.
Raphael’s culinary journey took him to Dubai and Asia, where he served as Executive Chef at some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in the region. His diverse culinary experiences and international exposure have allowed him to develop a unique style that blends classic French techniques with global flavours and techniques.
In his new role, Raphael will develop signature and refined culinary offerings across all Explorar properties. He will also lead the training and development of the brand’s culinary team to ensure consistency and excellence across all its properties.
Raphael’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Explorar Hotels & Resorts as the brand continues to expand its global footprint. The addition of Raphael’s culinary expertise and experience will undoubtedly enhance the brand’s reputation as a leader in luxury hospitality.
Commenting on the appointment, Adam Boulton, COO of Explorar Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are thrilled to have Raphael Kinimo join our team. His culinary journey and experience bring a unique perspective to our brand, and we are confident that his expertise will help us elevate our culinary offerings across all our properties worldwide. We look forward to the innovative and creative ideas Raphael will bring to our team as we continue to grow.”
Raphael is equally excited about joining the Explorar Hotels & Resorts team, stating, “I am honoured to be joining the team at Explorar Hotels & Resorts. I look forward to working with the talented culinary teams across the brand’s properties whilst developing unique and exciting culinary experiences for our guests. My goal is to create a culinary journey that reflects the brand’s values and offers an unforgettable dining experience for our guests.”
As Explorar Hotels & Resorts continues to expand, Raphael’s appointment is a clear indication of the brand’s commitment to providing its guests with unparalleled culinary experiences. With Raphael’s expertise and the brand’s reputation for excellence, the future looks bright for Explorar Hotels & Resorts.
Explorar Hotels & Resorts is an innovative and genuine hospitality brand dedicated to a new way of travelling; blending leisure, remote working, relaxation and discovery. The brand provides a modern cultural getaway for friends, couples and digital nomads seeking to
Explore, Exchange and Exhale with properties located in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations in adults-only (16+) peace and quite. From pristine beaches in Thailand to breathtaking landscapes in the Philippines, Explorar Hotels & Resorts provide a unique and unforgettable experience for its guests.