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Breaking Travel News feature: Fettah Tamince, founder, Rixos Hotels

Breaking Travel News feature: Fettah Tamince, founder, Rixos Hotels

14 April 2019 Focus

Among the leading lights from Middle Eastern hospitality gathered in Ras al Khaimah for the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference only one stood out – Fettah Tamince, founder of Rixos Hotels. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more about this innovative thinker and hotelier

Richard Haddad, chief executive, Jannah Hotels & Resorts

Richard Haddad, chief executive, Jannah Hotels & Resorts

11 April 2019 Videos

With Jannah Dubai Creek opening later this year and plans under development for a new property in Sharjah, Richard Haddad, chief executive with Jannah Hotels & Resorts, here tells Breaking Travel News more about the expansion of the company in the Middle East.

Adrian Gardnier, founder, Mantis Collection

Adrian Gardnier, founder, Mantis Collection

11 April 2019 Videos

Having just signed for a new tented camp property in the mountains of Ras al Khaimah, Adrian Gardnier, founder of Mantis Collection, tells us more about the deal during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference. Also on the agenda is a recent deal with Accor and the global ambitions it has given the company.

Haitham Mattar, chief executive, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Haitham Mattar, chief executive, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

11 April 2019 Videos

As the emirate welcomes the return of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Haitham Mattar, chief executive of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, speaks to Breaking Travel News about its importance to the destination. Following a successful hosting last year, he also tells us about the 6,000 hotel rooms expected to join the hospitality market this year.

Mark Willis, chief executive, Middle East, AccorHotels

Mark Willis, chief executive, Middle East, AccorHotels

11 April 2019 Videos

As its acquisition-led growth continues, Breaking Travel News speaks to Mark Willis, chief executive in the Middle East for AccorHotels, about what the company’s growing portfolio of brands is able to bring to the hospitality sector in the region. He also tells about his ambitions for development in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Mohamad Awadalla, chief executive, Time Hotels

Mohamad Awadalla, chief executive, Time Hotels

11 April 2019 Videos

As the company prepares for expansion in Egypt, Mohamad Awadalla, chief executive of Time Hotels, tells Breaking Travel News what the new properties will bring to the brand. Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah, he also tells us what smaller companies like Time can offer to investors that the larger players cannot.

Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group

Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group

11 April 2019 Videos

Breaking Travel News speaks to Olivier Harnisch, chief executive of Emaar Hospitality Group, about the changing configuration of the hospitality market in the Middle East during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. With Expo 2020 on the horizon, he also tells us how important the event is likely to be for tourism in Dubai.

Samuel Dean Sidiqi, chief executive, RAK Properties

Samuel Dean Sidiqi, chief executive, RAK Properties

11 April 2019 Videos

Samuel Dean Sidiqi, chief executive of RAK Properties, tells Breaking Travel News about his ambitions for the company and the wider tourism sector in Ras al Khaimah during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in the United Arab Emirates.