Abdullah Jamal is the Head of Business Development in Equinox Hospitality Group which own part of CHME (Choice Hotels Middle East). Choice Hotels is the second largest hotel chain in the world that carry Quality, Comfort, and Clarion branded hotels.
Abdullah is now leading the roll-out of Choice mid-market hotels in Saudi Arabia. The first batch comprises of 6 hotels in major cities i.e. Jeddah and Riyadh 3 hotels will be in operation in Q2 2020, while the next 3 are under design and construction with expected opening in Q4 2021. Abdullah is also working closely with governmental bodies in securing mid-market hotel developments within several mega-projects in the Kingdom.
Earlier, Abdullah was involved in developing Jabal Omar Development Project with focus in development management, and the setting up of joint-venture businesses with various service providers through concession and services agreements. He was also part of the team that closed out various financing syndications to fund the project.
Abdullah received the Real Estate Investment and Development executive education from Rice Business School in Houston, USA and obtained his BBA (Hons) in Business Entrepreneurship and Development from the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia.