Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

21-22 September 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Clive Smith

Group Director of Operations | Hotel Division
Al Hokair Group

Clive is currently Group Director of Operations for Al Hokair Group – Hotel Division. He was previously Director of Operations for Coral Sea Hotels in Papua New Guinea. He has held General Management positions with IHG, Millennium Hotels, Divan Hotels, Autograph Collection by Marriott and Absheron Hotel Group.

Whilst with Absheron Hotel Group he opened four hotels in Azerbaijan and previously one in Iraq for the Divan Group. Clive has over 30 years’ experience within the hospitality industry starting his career in the UK after finishing his Hotel Management studies. He then spent most of his career overseas within the Middle East and Africa, initially as hotel manager at the InterContinental Jeddah.