Vincent Miccolis, Area General Manager, The Ascott Limited GCC Vincent Miccolis, Area General Manager, The Ascott Limited GCC

21. Vincent Miccolis, Area General Manager, The Ascott Limited GCC

This hotel operator has quadrupled the number of its live hotels

From having four operating properties last year, to 16 with 2,300 units in this region, Vincent Miccolis is on a roll. Miccolis drives the operator’s growth of in cities such as Jeddah, Riyadh and Muscat and is set to seek opportunities in cities such as Makkah and Kuwait City.

The pipeline of the operator remains strong; its expected properties include Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh this year, Citadines Al Ghubrah Muscat in 2017, Ascott Corniche Al Khobar pencilled in for 2018 and Somerset Downtown Al Khobar in 2019. New Ascott brands signed or opened in the Middle East in the last year include: Ascott Tahlia Jeddah which opened late-2016; Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah, KSA, which opened in February 2016; and Somerset Panorama Muscat, opened in March 2016.

Miccolis’ vision for the future of the company includes expanding the footprint of the group more rapidly to cover all continents through strategic partnerships, acquisitions, management agreements and franchising, reaching 80,000 units by 2020.

By the numbers

2 Number of years in role
19 Number of years with company
16 Number of Middle East operating hotels
8 Number of Middle East pipeline hotels

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