Senior Area Vice President Middle East & Africa
Radisson Hotel Group
Based in Dubai, Tim is responsible for leading hotel operations and delivering business growth and profit across the group’s largest area.
As a young and dynamic hotelier, Tim brings a level of knowledge, skills and experience, which are critical to Radisson Hotel Group’s expansion plans and strategic operations across the Middle East and Africa.
A British national, Tim has been with Radisson Hotel Group since 2003 and was appointed Area Senior Vice President for the Middle East & Africa in 2017.
He began his progressive career in the UK where his first General Manager's position was at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport which, at the time was Radisson’s largest hotel in the UK and where he successfully positioned the hotel in Radisson's top 20 performing hotels worldwide. He went onto hold leadership positions in two of the group’s key properties in London, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel Stansted Airport.
He briefly left the group to become General Manager of the Cumberland Hotel in London, before returning as the General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. In 2015, he was promoted to Regional Director Middle East & Turkey.
Tim holds a degree from Nottingham Trent University in Mechanical Engineering and Design and Technology, including qualified teacher status. In 2006, Cordon entered the British Hospitality Hall of Fame, with the Alpha Forum Prize – “Young manager” award. He was recently acknowledged by Hotelier Middle East as no.5 in their “Power 50” hotelier list in 2020.
See Tim Cordon speak in the following sessions:
10:00 – 11:30
THE SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY CHALLENGE