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Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli, chief executive, Marjan

Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli, chief executive, Marjan

11 April 2019 Videos

Speaking to Breaking Travel News during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli, chief executive of Marjan, tells us what the new destination will add to the hospitality sector in Ras al Khaimah.

Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

11 April 2019 Videos

As the company prepares to open a host of properties in Saudi Arabia, Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer in the Middle East and Africa for Millennium Hotels & Resorts, tells Breaking Travel News what it is that attracted the company to the market. Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, he also tells us how a new loyalty scheme will help the company develop in the region.

Elie Younes, chief development officer, Radisson Hospitality

Elie Younes, chief development officer, Radisson Hospitality

11 April 2019 Videos

As China-based Jin Jiang completes its acquisition of the company, Elie Younes, chief development officer for Radisson Hospitality, tells Breaking Travel News what opportunities the deal will bring to the company. Speaking at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah, he also tells us about his plans for development in the Middle East and north Africa.

Jay Rosen, head of finance and investments, Red Sea Development Company

Jay Rosen, head of finance and investments, Red Sea Development Company

11 April 2019 Videos

Jay Rosen, head of finance and investments for the Red Sea Development Company, tells Breaking Travel News about the huge hospitality opportunities currently on offer in Saudi Arabia. With as many as 50 hotels planned for the site in the coming decade, he tells us the giga-project represents a once-in-a-lifetime prospect for hotel investors.

Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa and south Asia, HVS

Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa and south Asia, HVS

10 April 2019 Videos

Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS in the Middle East, Africa and south Asia, speaks to Breaking Travel News during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. She tells us what creates the gap between expectations and reality when it comes to valuing hospitality properties and how this can be overcome to the benefit of all.

Suma Venkatesh, executive vice president, real estate, Indian Hotels Company

Suma Venkatesh, executive vice president, real estate, Indian Hotels Company

10 April 2019 Videos

Breaking Travel News talks to Suma Venkatesh, executive vice president for real estate and development at the Indian Hotels Company, during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. She tells us about her ambitions to make the company the most profitable hospitality provider on the subcontinent by 2022, which markets are ripe for growth and how a booming Indian economy helps the company.

Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

10 April 2019 Videos

With Marriott maintaining its position as the largest hospitality provider in the Middle East, Breaking Travel News here chats with Jerome Briet, chief development officer in the region for the company, during the Arabian Hospitality Investment Forum. He tells us which markets Marriott expects to grow, the company’s focus on the luxury sector and how the new Bonvoy loyalty scheme has been received by guests.

Hassan Ahdab, president, hotel operations, Dur Hospitality Company

Hassan Ahdab, president, hotel operations, Dur Hospitality Company

10 April 2019 Videos

Hassan Ahdab, president of hotel operations with Dur Hospitality Company, tells Breaking Travel News how the company is seeking to facilitate religious tourism in Saudi Arabia. With a new tour operator and a rapid expansion of its hotel offering planned, the company is well positioned to benefit from Vision 2030 and the expansion of the tourism sector in the country.

Marloes Knippenberg, chief executive , Kerten Hospitality

Marloes Knippenberg, chief executive , Kerten Hospitality

10 April 2019 Videos

Marloes Knippenberg, chief executive of Kerten Hospitality, tells Breaking Travel News what the company she leads offers to the rapidly developing hospitality market in the Middle East during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah.