Yannis Anagnostakis Chief Executive Officer – RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Chief Executive Officer – RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Prior to joining RAK Hospitality Holding, Yannis was employed by Hilton International (Athens, London, Durban, Cairo), InterContinental Hotels Group (Miami, San Francisco, Toronto, Dubai) and Jumeirah Group (New York, Dubai).
His hospitality career path has included managerial and executive roles in hotel operations, project management, estate management and hotel development.
Since joining RAK Hospitality Holding, Yannis was tasked with the establishment of the Company and its subsidiaries and oversees their operations.
Yannis is a graduate of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland.
General Manager, RAK National Hotels LLC & its Subsidiaries
General Manager, RAK International Hotels LLC Member Of The Board Of Directors, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC & RAK National Hotels LLC
Costas Verginis Regional Vice President Lodging Development - Middle East – Marriott International
Regional Vice President Lodging Development - Middle East – Marriott International
Costas is a hospitality professional with 20+ years experience in the hospitality industry. Costas has served the hospitality industry in various capacities, namely hotel operations, hospitality education, hospitality consultancy and since January 2013 hotel development.
Costas started his education in a traditional Swiss Hotel School, followed by Master and Doctoral degrees in the UK. His PhD thesis is in the area of real estate finance and specifically on hotel feasibilities and valuations.
Costas held various operational roles in hotels in Switzerland, Cyprus and the UK, and taught hospitality related courses in the UK, Greece and the UAE.
Between 2006 and 2012 Costas led Deloitte’s hospitality and real estate Middle East consulting team, and in this capacity he has advised many developers and hotel owners across the Middle East in areas of strategic growth, business planning, growth strategy, asset management, hotel operator selection, feasibility studies, and market trend analysis.
Since January 2013, Costas joined the Marriott International lodging development team, with focus on the markets of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.