Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

2021 | Dubai, UAE

Speaker profile

Simon Hasdell

Vice President, Asset Management
IFA Hotels & Resorts

SUMMARY

An individual with extensive experience in hospitality and hotel development across three continents in 10 countries, including 15 years in the Middle East and 6 years in Japan. A commercial and strategic background in senior management roles over the last 30 years dealing with both multi branded hotels and Owner relations. Major strengths include implementation of change, leading multi-cultural teams and management of complex multi-million dollar projects and mixed use operating portfolios.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

IFA Residential Services (Dubai, U.A.E.)

2013-present

IFA Residential Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly listed IFA Hotels & Resorts. Established in 2010, its’ role is to encompass and lead, on a worldwide scale, IFA Hotel & Resorts’ operational and in-development asset portfolio which covers hotels, hotel condominiums, residential and commercial units, golf courses, beach clubs, game reserve, retail and food and beverage ventures. Brands under management include Fairmont, Movenpick, Marriott/Starwood, sbe, and the IFA wholly owned Yotel Hotel Company, currently in expansion worldwide as well as the recently launched JV of Bespoke Hospitality, MEA Holiday Homes and Property Service business.

Vice President, Client Advisory-Hospitality

Leading the professional coordination between instigating and aligning a team of experienced hospitality operator and asset manager resources to ensure the maximization of Operators’ financial performance across a mixed use and worldwide portfolio with a value of over $2 billion.