As we set out to reimagine AHIC, we were determined to create a new format which connected the three pillars of the successful AHIC experience model - Content, Networking & Experiences. With Dubai opening its doors to tourists in July, it was an opportunity to innovate once again, and build a format bringing together the AHIC community both physically and virtually; which is AHIC on the Road.
The brand-new format takes the programme ‘on the road’, taking place virtually and onsite over three days from 29 September to 1 October. Each day, hosted in a new location with select live audiences, will be streamed onto a virtual platform purposed for both onsite and virtual attendees.
We recognise that businesses thrive on developing the right connections and are excited to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas with both physical and virtual attendees, right from the comfort of your desktop or mobile devices.
The 'on the road' programme will be streamed onto a virtual platform purposed for both onsite and virtual attendees. Through the mobile and web applications, both sets of attendees will be able to network and schedule meetings onsite or through one-to-one video calls, truly bringing everyone into the ‘same room’. Attendees will also be able to create personalised schedules, choosing content, outdoor experiences, and networking opportunities that they would like to attend either virtually or onsite in Dubai.
Browse through our A.I driven recommendations of people and content across the three days.
Create your own schedule to meet the right people & engage with content which matters to you.
Schedule meetings onsite or online with 1:1 video calls, bringing everyone into the 'same room'.
Add notes, ratings and tags to the connections made, and export everything to one excel file.
As we started to put the programme together, we looked at various formats that have worked well in the past but also new ones that enable attendees to deep dive into more sensitive topics with fellow peers and stakeholders. The three-day programme includes insight-packed briefings on hot topics including future of hotel F&B, investor opportunities and sentiment, macro-economic outlook, global and regional key performance indicators and much more.
Sessions featuring inspiring 'out of industry' keynotes and panel sessions with industry leaders.
One-on-one interviews with industry CEOs paving the way, followed by an audience Q&A.
Presentations or panel discussion followed by an open discussion with those ‘in the room’.
Closed-door majalis style sessions on more sensitive topics with fellow peers and stakeholders.
Accor Hotels Middle East & Africa
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings
Majid Al Futtaim Properties
RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Fitness Trainer of F1 Champions
Strategic Hotel Consulting
Mark Willis holds an MBA in International Business from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and has completed a number of senior management programs at Cornell University, New York.
Previous to his appointment, he was the President for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, a very dynamic area with a robust expansion strategy to open 30 properties by 2020.
With a career spanning over 30 years with leading hospitality companies, including IHG and Sun International, a large portion of his professional life was spent with the Radisson Hotel Group (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group), where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Turkey. It was in this role that Mark oversaw all brands within a portfolio of 85 hotels with over 80 hotels in the development pipeline.
Marks brings with him a wealth of operational experience alongside an intuitive knowledge of the Middle East and Africa, a region that he has worked in for over 14 years.
He joined the Group Executive Committee in September 2018, when the Group finalized the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, and he is responsible for a portfolio of more than 430 hotels in operation and development.
José Silva joined Jumeirah as Chief Executive Officer in March 2018. He has a wealth of experience with more than 35 years’ experience in the international luxury hospitality sector, including 27 years with Four Seasons. Silva is renowned for the repositioning of some of the best hotels in the world including the iconic Four Seasons George V Paris. As Regional Vice President, he successfully led the most prestigious portfolio of the Four Seasons Collection elevating both product and guest experiences to the highest level. José was awarded ‘Hotelier of the Year’ by Virtuoso, the leading luxury travel agencies network and, during his tenure, the Four Seasons George V was awarded 5 Michelin stars, still the most Michelin starred Palace in Europe and Americas.
As CEO, José is responsible for growing the group’s luxury portfolio through a dynamic international expansion while building on Jumeirah’s extraordinary success over the past two decades, driving the company to a new era in luxury. Born in Portugal, raised in Montreal up to 35-years old, José thinks global, always with a tactical and local approach.
From capturing the financial services market to introducing world class brands to India & UAE and making a mark in the hospitality sector worldwide, young entrepreneur Adeeb Ahamed is a man of many achievements.
He has gone on to successfully establish LuLu Financial Group as one of the world’s leading financial services organization with more than 200 branches across the globe. He also leads various other ventures including the organized retail wing Tablez and hospitality investment firm - Twenty14 Holdings, which has under it some of the most prestigious hotels around the world including the Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, UK, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian in Scotland, Sheraton Oman in Muscat, The Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai in UAE, and Port Muziris- A tribute portfolio hotel in Kochi, and others. Adeeb‘s growing influence as an engaging business leader has also earned him a position on the senior advisory board of the South Asia Regional Stewardship Board (RSB) at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
A visionary leader, an insightful entrepreneur and a socially responsible philanthropist, Adeeb is a leading global Indian business leader in the industries he has ventured into.
Mr. Rahul Chaudhary is the Managing Director of CG Corp | Global & CG Hospitality Holdings which is a multinational conglomerate with an exceptional legacy of 140 years and 4 generations. Spread over 30 countries and with a work force of over 10,000, it is the Himalayan Republic of Nepal's first and only company listed on the Forbes list of Billionaires since 2015 valued in excess US$2.5 Billion comprising over 90 companies that produces world class products and brands.
CG Corp | Global’s notable areas of interests are FMCG, Hospitality, Telecom, Finance, Banking, Electronic and Home appliances, Cement, Real estate, Education, and Energy to name a few. CG is also the brain behind the famous Wai Wai brand of noodles.
Rahul heads CG Hospitality Holdings, the hospitality wing of CG Corp | Global. His forte lies in forging strategic alliances in established as well as emerging markets, which assists in the growth and development of the company. CG Hospitality has a proud history of successful joint ventures in the hospitality sector with esteemed partners and owns some of the most iconic assets globally with some of the leading hospitality brands over two decades such as Taj, Jetwing, Radisson, The Farm and its own brands The Fern, Summit and Zinc. CG Hospitality’s portfolio comprises of over 135 hotels & resorts in 12 countries and 95+ destinations with over 6000 keys. By 2025, the portfolio is expected to grow to over 200 hotels and 10,000 keys.
Khalifa Bin Braik is the Managing Director of Hotels at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, leading the business unit’s growth strategy across the entire portfolio of existing assets and new developments. Mr. Bin Braik is responsible for portfolio performance and expansion in alignment with Majid Al Futtaim’s vision of developing integrated lifestyle destinations.
Mr. Bin Braik has over 15 years of Real Estate and Hospitality leadership experience in various organisations. Starting his career with Dubai Holding, he joined Majid Al Futtaim - Properties in 2014 from Sharjah Holding as a Director in the Shopping Malls Business Unit and soon after was appointed as Head of Asset Management for the Hotels Business Unit. In his last role, Khalifa was responsible for optimising the operating and financial performance of the entire portfolio of Majid Al Futtaim Hotels, as well as building robust relationships with our international hotel partners.
Mr. Bin Braik Holds a Masters in financial economics from Boston University and a B.Sc. in Economics from Northeastern University.
Alison has over 25 years of experience working with the hospitality industry; extensively travelled, she has worked in over 30 countries covering Europe, United States and Middle East/Africa. Alison comes from a strong financial background, with a BSc in Economics and an ACA Chartered Accountancy Qualification. She started her career with Andersen in the UK and US, moving to PwC in 2001. Alison moved to the Middle East in 2012 from PwC London to help establish and develop PwC’s Middle East Hospitality and Leisure practice into a leader in its field. Alison joined RAK Hospitality Holding in 2016 as CFO overseeing the Groups Finance and Treasury functions. In 2019 Alison was promoted to CEO responsible for both the Groups established businesses covering Hotel ownership, Hospitality Logistics, and Asset Management and Advisory Services; as well as the newly formed RAK Leisure subsidiary with a focus on developing F&B and Leisure activities across Ras Al Khaimah, and in particular on Jebel Jais Mountain.
Hassan Ahdab is the President of Hotels Operations for Dur Hospitality, a leading Saudi grown hospitality company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At present, he oversees operations, aligns the company’s overall vision to the growth of the Hotel’s portfolio across the Kingdom and manages 9 operating hotels and 5 hotels currently under development.
Beginning his career in 1979, Hassan Ahdab now possesses over 30 years of rich experience in hospitality and has thereby been recognized as a stalwart and one of the most progressive and energetic leaders in the industry.
Prior to his current role, Hassan Ahdab held several significant positions in the finance and operations sectors including CEO at Retaj Hospitality Group – Doha, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa & Indian Ocean Operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Managing Director on assignment in Seychelles, General Manager for Le Meridien Libreville - Gabon, Complex Manager of Le Méridien l’Habitation and Le Domaine de Longvilliers - Saint Martin, as well as Area General Manager of Le Méridien Hotels in the Caribbean & French West Indies.
Complimenting his multi-faceted skills of hotel operations and management, Hassan Ahdab holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics, Commerce & Accounts Management from Damascus University, and also received the CEHMI (Geneva) honorary title – Executive Doctor for International Relations.
He also holds the 21st rank in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50 List 2019, and has been a continued participant and speaker at renowned industry events such as the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) and the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC).
Additionally, Dur’s Hotel Operations arm has earned a range of accolades over the years from awarding bodies such as World Travel Awards, Haute Grandeur and HORECA, for its properties operating under its subsidiary brand Makarem Hotels, and those operating under partnership with Marriott International and Intercontinental Hotel Group.
Cyrus Mewawalla is a highly respected equity analyst from the investment banking sector. He has studied the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector for the last 25 years. Cyrus leads the development of GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem, a single integrated platform for looking at all themes impacting all companies across all sectors. Cyrus is a regular commentator on tech themes on CNBC, Bloomberg and the BBC.
Henry Mason is an experienced and sought-after keynote speaker and author of Trend-Driven Innovation. In the past 5 years, Henry has given over 100 keynote presentations in more than 30 countries, speaking alongside thought leaders (from Seth Godin to Steven Johnson), ground-breaking entrepreneurs (from Robin Chase to Eric Schmidt), global figures (from Kofi Annan to Muhammad Yunus) and many, many more. Henry was included in GQ's Most Connected Men in Britain list in 2016.
Hala Matar Choufany is the President for HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia and Managing Partner of HVS Dubai.
Hala is an experienced Managing Partner and Hospitality Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Contract Negotiation, Feasibility Studies, Development Recommendation, Valuation, Asset Management, and Strategic Advisory; she has advised on more than 2,500 hospitality and mixed-use projects in the last 15 years across Europe, MEA and Asia. Hala has in-depth expertise in regional hotel markets and a broad exposure to international markets and maintains excellent contacts with developers, owners, operators, investment institutions and government entities. Hala speaks frequently at investment coneferences on a range of topics including asset valuation, management issues and women leadership.
Hala completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School. She also holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from IMHI (Essec- Cornell) University, Paris, France and a BA in Hospitality Management from Notre Dame University, Lebanon. Hala is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Hala is a board member of Harvard Business School club of the GCC and is a mum of three. Born in Beirut, Hala lived and worked in a number of cities across Europe, Asia and Middle East.
Overseeing all aspects of Ròya International, Kees leads an interdisciplinary team of 60 consultants and specialists. Directling the group from the Dubai base, Kees also takes an active role in shaping the three key practice areas - development advisory, asset management, and hospitality services.
Recognized as a leading hotelier, Kees brings with him global expertise and experience gained from senior roles in three continents. Initially working in Europe, his career took him to the Middle East North Africa regions and then to Asia-Pacific.
A significant chapter in Kees’s career was his tenure with Hilton International, where, amongst many responsibilities, he drove all Food & Beverage development across the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions. As Vice President Asia, he led the company’s operations during its fast-paced, multi-brand growth in the region including key development markets such as China and the Indian subcontinent.
Prior to taking up the role in Ròya, he served as CEO of Rixos Hotels, orchestrating the transition of the chain from regional to international, shaping its strategy, structure and management tools.
Thanks to Kees’s diverse experience, comprehensive and broad insight at both unit and corporate level, he adds invaluable knowledge and direction to Ròya's services.
Mark Arnall worked in F1 for 24 years as Fitness Trainer and Physio working with two World Champion drivers, Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen. During this period Mark has worked for McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo.
Tea is the Founder and Managing Director of Strategic Hotel Consulting, an international management consulting firm specialising in hotel investments. Tea is based in Switzerland and has 15 years of consulting experience within Europe, Middle East and Asia. She has advised a number of prominent owners, developers and investors.
Prior to establishing Strategic Hotel Consulting in 2009, Tea worked in Asia with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels and in the Middle East with TRI Hospitality Consulting.
She is a Member and a Board Member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), the leading source for global hospitality expertise.
Tea has comprehensive operational background, having worked with the Four Seasons, Rosewood and Starwood hotel companies in positions covering F&B, rooms division, sales and marketing, yield management and Six Sigma process improvement and management. She is a graduate from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Giuliano Gasparini is Senior Vice-President at Aldar Properties PSJC heading the asset management division of the hotel and leisure portfolio of the firm. Prior to that he covered several executive positions in hospitality-specialized consulting firms across Europe and Middle-East having been Head of Consulting at PKF Hotelexperts in Dubai, Senior Vice-President of JLL Hotels in Madrid, Senior Associate at HVS in Madrid and senior consultant in CBRE Hotels in Rome amongst others.
Giuliano Gasparini is one of the Chairmans of HAMA Middle-East (Hotel Asset Management Association) and a full-time professor at Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, Dubai Real Estate Institute and IE Business School in Madrid as well as visiting professors in major leading institutions worldwide. He holds affiliation at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Counsellor of Real Estate (CRE) and Institute of Hospitality (FIH).
Giuliano graduated in Economics at Bocconi University in Italy and hold two master degrees in Urban Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Nederland’s) and in Tourism Economics (Bocconi University in Italy); as well as a post-graduate certificate on Hotel Asset Management from Cornell University (USA).
Giuliano occasional contributor on Hotelier Middles-Est as well as in other specialized magazines on hotel and real estate such as the RICS Journal, Expansion, etc.
Su Ramanathan is the Director of Market Strategy & Sales at Expo 2020 Dubai UAE. As a former Director at VisitBritain (British Tourist Authority), Su brings a wealth of destination development and marketing experience to Expo 2020 where she is responsible for driving visitation through global business promotional strategy and marketing campaigns focusing on travel verticals.
Su has over 12 years of experience in destination development and the tourism sector with VisitBritain and honed her expertise in various international locations including London, Dubai, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Her last role at VisitBritain was Director of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa where she focused on strategic market development, partnerships with key airlines and travel entities, activation of brand partnerships, collaborative projects with diplomatic and government entities and pioneering marketing campaigns including celebrity and brand ambassadors programme in over 15 markets. Prior to VisitBritain, Su has had brief stints in banking, engineering and construction and held senior roles in the private tertiary education sector.
Su has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Masters in Information Management. She was recognised as one of the top 50 outstanding public sector staff in the UK BAME Public Sector List 2017 alongside the Mayor of London, Ministers, academicians and other public sector leaders. She is also a recipient of the EU-ASEAN (Asia Europe Institute) scholarship.
We know that attending a conference can be tiring - absorbing all that knowledge, meeting important people, discussing strategies, making important decisions – it can play a toll on you. Our experiences are not only designed to energise your day but to also create dynamic networking experiences that connect like-minded attendees together across the three days.
To navigate the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we also developed and launched AHIC Insights, a region-focused intelligence centre built exclusively for the AHIC community, powered by Global Data. The platform features invaluable industry news, trends, reports and projects data; all curated for the hotel investment community through the lens of GCC hospitality and tourism. These insights are trusted, actionable, and forward-looking, which can help you predict future trends and avoid blind spots.
Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations. The Group has been acquiring hospitality expertise for more than 50 years, resulting in an unrivaled portfolio of 39 hotel brands, from luxury to economy. The Group also offers digital solutions that maximize distribution, optimize hotel operations and enhance the customer experience.
With ALL - Accor Live Limitless, the new daily lifestyle companion, the relationship between the Group and his clients, members and partners evolves from transactional to emotional, and unlocks the potential to live, work, and play. Beyond accommodation, ALL enables new ways to live, work, and play, by blending food and beverage with nightlife, wellbeing, and co-working.
Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community via its Planet 21 – Acting Here program and the Accor Solidarity endowment fund, which gives disadvantaged groups access to employment through professional training.
Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com Or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.Visit website
Dur Hospitality is Saudi a publicly-listed company that specialises in developing, operating and managing hospitality and residential projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Established in 1976, with a vision to develop the country’s hospitality sector to world-class standards, the company is considered an industry pioneer and leader, and today, manages a 2.5 billion SAR portfolio of 20 completed projects, with 20 more under development worth another 2.4 billion Saudi Riyals. Upcoming projects span hospitality and residential projects in major and emerging cities Kingdom wide.
Dur Hospitality encompasses 3 specialised local brands which include Makarem, Dur Communities and Darraq, all of which deliver specialised hospitality services catering to diverse needs. The company has also maintained a long-standing and successful partnership with international pioneers in the industry such as Marriott International and Intercontinental Hotels Group.
Jumeirah Group, is a global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of 24 properties (6,747 keys) in eight countries in the Middle East, Europe and Asia with 10 properties currently under construction around the globe. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts are employing more than 13,500 colleagues from across 140 nationalities.
In 2018, Jumeirah entered a phase of accelerated growth under the leadership of its CEO, José Silva. Jumeirah has seen unparalleled success in Dubai and regionally, and will build upon this expertise as it expands internationally.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts , Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™, and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,900 hotels and approximately 884,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media and follow us on social media at: https://twitter.com/ihgcorporate, www.facebook.com/ihgcorporate and www.linkedin.com/company/intercontinental-hotels-group.
RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH) is an integrated hospitality asset owner and manager. The company was established in 2014, with a purpose of becoming a leading integrated, hospitality sector-focused asset owner and manager.
RAKHH seeks to position itself as:
An inward investor: Continue to invest in hotels and resorts across multiple market segments in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, leveraging the ‘Ras Al Khaimah opportunity’.
An outward investor: Invest in hospitality, leisure, logistics and advisory services ventures, inside and outside the borders of Ras Al Khaimah.
RAKHH’s unique advantage lies in its premium portfolio and disciplined approach to hospitality investments. Focused on maximizing returns and unlocking value to investors, RAKHH forged strategic and long-term relationships with global hotel operators and global restaurant chains. Comprising of highly experienced professionals with deep, sector-focused, local and global knowledge, strong relationships and access to global industry players, RAKHH employs a team that is highly agile and uses resources wisely to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
RAKHH has built strong asset management capabilities to assist with strategic decisions aimed at maximizing value for each individual asset. RAKHH is deeply rooted in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and is the undisputed leader within its hospitality sector. Executives and the management team work closely with all of the Emirate’s stakeholders to write the story of Ras Al Khaimah’s next 10 years of growth.
Insignia Worldwide is a brand experience, growth and transformation agency.
We develop brands, assets, systems, experiences and initiatives based on strategic insights and creativity, fostering growth and distinction for brands within the experience economy.
We provide strategic consultancy services including core brand strategy, positioning, brand experience mapping, market activation and stakeholder engagement initiatives.
We conceptualize and design powerful brands and develop communication assets and experiences, allowing brands to create defensible differentiation for themselves.
We design online, digital and social media assets for brands and manage communication and engagement programmes to build brand engagement, drive demand and promote advocacy.
CULTURE. COMMUNITIES. COMMERCE. CITIES.
REAL ESTATE | HOSPITALITY | TRAVEL & TOURISM | DESTINATIONS | LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT | RETAIL, DINING & LIFESTYLE VENUES | CULTURE & HERITAGE | PUBLIC DIPLOMACY | EDUCATION | HEALTHCARE | PHILANTHROPY
AlKamal International is one of the most prominent design-build contractors in Saudi Arabia. Some of our most notable projects include the Sheraton Makkah Jabal AlKaaba, Hilton Makkah Hotel & Towers, Al Marwa Rayhaan Makkah by Rotana, the Jabal Omar Hilton Suites, and Marriott hotels.
The company was founded in 2006 with a special focus on hospitality construction. Our activities include interior design and fit-out, FF&E, MEP, information technology, civil and structural works.
AlKamal International is well-known as an innovator in the field, as we continuously provide outstandingly customized solutions to fulfill our clients’ needs. Our vision is to continue executing perfect turnkey design-build work in record time and on budget, to successfully meet our client’s objectives and ROI from the executed projects.Visit website
OBMI is a global architecture and master planning firm widely celebrated for the design of distinctive high-end resorts and hotels, bespoke residences, and engaging urban areas. Since 1936, our mission has been to collaborate with clients to transform their visions into three-dimensional forms that are authentic, unique, and incomparably marketable. Through several global design studios, OBMI offers a boutique business approach to create experientially memorable, environmentally responsible, and financially successful destinations. Our success over the past eight decades an impressive portfolio of luxury hotel projects has allowed us to become trusted advisors to the most prominent and celebrated international hospitality brands.Visit website
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.
Taiba Investments (Taiba) is a public joint-stock company listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange “Tadawul” (TDWL). Established in 1988, the Company, which is Headquartered in Madinah Saudi Arabia, manages a portfolio of diversified investments and has a distinguished history of investing in and developing iconic real estate holdings in Madinah and throughout Saudi Arabia. Taiba, which has a substantial land bank, has evolved to become one of the largest real estate developers in Saudi Arabia, known for its commercial and hotel projects located in prime locations in Central Madinah. Current Key developments includes the Taiba Residential and Commercial Center and Al-Majeedi hotel and Commercial Center, which is the first and largest shopping complex in Central Madinah, as well as Al Aqeeq and Taiba Millennium hotels and other future prominent real estate projects in Madinah, Riyadh and Jeddah.
The Company is a key supporter of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 in particular Taiba is backing the Kingdom’s economic diversification by facilitating growth and development of public service sectors such as hospitality and tourism.
Al Tamimi & Company is a leading law firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with over 350 lawyers across 17 offices in 9 countries and unrivalled experience having operated in the region for nearly 30 years. As a full-service firm, we specialise in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies. Our lawyers combine international experience with expert regional knowledge and understanding.
Today, HVS celebrates 40 years of hospitality excellence, completing more than 80,000 engagements in over 450 cities globally. HVS is the only global consulting firm focused exclusively on the hospitality industry. Established in 1980, the company performs more than 5,000 assignments for hotel and real estate owners, operators, and developers worldwide. HVS principals are regarded as the leading experts in their respective regions of the globe. Through a network of more than 50 offices and more than 350 professionals. HVS provides an unparalleled range of complimentary services for the hospitality industry.
HVS provides you with the comprehensive solution through its single-minded focus, helping you succeed in the complex hospitality arena through our global reach and in-depth understanding of the local market. Whether you are a first time investor looking to buy one hotel an experienced developer putting together a complex deal, an owner looking to improve your hotel’s cash flow or value, a financial firm evaluating an asset, a developer looking to hire an operator, we can help you every step of the way to succeed in the complex hospitality arena.Visit website
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities.
JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.
About JLL MEA
Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), JLL is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets.
The firm has worked in 35 countries across the region and employs over 1,000 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Casablanca and Johannesburg. For further information, visit www.jll-mena.com.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts plc is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 130 hotels worldwide. With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company is present on all continents with a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class.
From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners. Millennium Hotels & Resorts currently operates 40 hotels, has 14 hotels due to open within the year and 35 hotels in the pipeline across the region.
For more information, please visit www.millenniumhotels.com
PwC is a network of firms with more than 276,000 people operating in 157 countries across the globe, making us the largest professional services provider in the world.
We are committed to delivering quality services in Assurance, Tax and Advisory (which includes our Consulting, Deals and Strategy& practices). In doing so we help to build trust in society, enable our clients to make the most of opportunities and solve important business problems.
We work with an extremely diverse range of clients, from private individuals and family owned businesses, to government organizations, right through to the world’s most iconic brands. We provide services to 429 of the Fortune Global 500 companies and 443 of the FT Global 500 companies.
Established in the Middle East for 40 years, PwC is the largest professional services firm in the region with 22 offices across 12 countries and around 5,600 people.
Find out more at www.pwc.com/me.Visit website
WE WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE IN THE SPACES WE DESIGN
Established in 2013 (as Pallavi Dean Interiors), we have 7 years of experience working with clients to create amazing spaces. With over 70 completed projects under our belt, from small to large and covering a range of different styles and requirements, we have a lot of experience to draw from.
User Experience Design (UXD)
Our bespoke UXD (User Experience Design) process is a scientific briefing formula that we have developed as we truly believe that a detailed briefing process will set the project up for success. We have recently added a new dimension to this process and now involve our in-house Psychologist, Briar Jacques. Through Briar’s involvement, we ensure the design evokes the desired emotional response from people as they enter the space.
Supporting local artisans = social sustainability
Because we’re a home grown company, we have intricate knowledge of the local supply chain, and produce as much locally as we possibly can. Not only do we believe that supporting these local artisans and craftspeople leads to social sustainability, but it also helps with cost and lead times on projects.
A sense of place
No matter what we design, grounding it with a sense of place is important. In collaboration with the client, we like to add little touches to the interiors that give local context, whether that be through the use of traditional materials, traditional weaving techniques or interesting artwork.Visit website
SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, London, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
Founded in 1961, we employ approximately 1,000 high-calibre local, regional and international experts in their individual fields, most of whom are from globally renowned international consultancy firms. We have been ranked number one architecture consultancy in the Middle East, among the top 100 architects in the world, in Building Design magazine’s World Architecture 100 Survey in 2019 and 2020.
We were also ranked in 81st place among ENR’s Top 225 International Design Firms for 2019.
SSH's multifaceted practices include architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, structural and civil engineering, MEP/building services, interior design, highway and bridge engineering, stormwater drainage, utility design, sanitary engineering, marine engineering and district cooling, in addition to high-profile project management and construction supervision services.
STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, an international headquarters in London, and an Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. For more information, please visit str.com and costargroup.com.Visit website
The Red Sea Development Company (www.theredsea.sa) is a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. The Red Sea Development Company was established to drive the development of The Red Sea Project, an ultra-luxury tourism destination that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.
The project will be developed over 28,000 km2 of pristine land on Saudi Arabia’s west coast and includes a vast archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands and lagoons. The destination also features mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, desert vistas and ancient cultural and heritage sites. The first phase of the development is planned to open in 2022 and will include hotels, unique attractions, residential properties, a marina, leisure, commercial and entertainment amenities and all supporting infrastructure.
HAMA is a networking organization of approximately 200 professionals representing an estimated 3,200 hotels with over 760,000 rooms. Members are involved in asset management, acquisition, financing and disposition of hotels and resorts, and are directly responsible for making decisions concerning capital investments, renovations, asset repositioning, operational policies and franchise selections.Visit website
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Hospitality News Middle East is a bimonthly
magazine published by Hospitality
Services sarl. With a focus on the hospitality
and foodservice industries across the region,
it provides in-depth news, analysis, concepts
and trends for industry professionals.
Widely regarded as the must-read publication
in the field, Hospitality News Middle East goes
beyond the facts to bring its readers intelligent
insights and cutting-edge ideas, along with hard