Debrah Dhugga is Managing Director of DUKES COLLECTION, which comprises DUKES LONDON, the classic 5-star luxury hotel found in the heart of Mayfair, and DUKES DUBAI, a quintessentially British hotel on the west trunk of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah. Born and raised in Northumberland, Debrah earned a Marketing Degree from Newcastle University. Unlike many who reach the top in luxury hotel management, Debrah’s experience goes beyond hospitality. Prior to joining DUKES LONDON, she was Director of Retail and Spa at ghd, a leading UK-based beauty brand. Previously, Debrah spent four -and-a-half years as CEO of the spa and hotel group Tom’s Companies in Durham, managing properties such as the Samling and Seaham Hall and overseeing more than 2,000 staff members. Debrah is married with two children and counts skiing, soccer, wine tasting and contemporary hotels and spas among her passions.