Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Andrew Forte

Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, MENA & Turkey

Andrew Forte has been responsible for overseeing asset improvement and project activity for the company’s growing hotel portfolio since 2012. This included the design and construction of properties in Hilton’s development pipeline, currently the most active in the region.

Heading an 18-strong team of Project Directors and Designers, Forte joined Hilton’s MEA operation following an extensive 14-year career with the company in UK and Continental Europe. Forte’s experience covers all technical aspects of the hospitality property sector and he has also been key in helping Hilton to develop increasingly sustainable energy management and alternative energy systems.

During his time in MENAT he has supported the launch of LXR Hotels & Resorts,  Hilton’s luxury collection brand, the roll out of the upper upscale Curio Collection by Hilton, as well as the midscale Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands to the region. He has also pioneered innovative construction techniques custom designed for developing markets.

A proficient public speaker, Forte speaks fluent English, Maltese and Italian. He is based at the company’s MEA area office in Dubai.