Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2019: Number 50

Here's who made it to the list

Tommy Lai
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Tommy Lai

Established in 1992, GHM is behind several intimate luxury resorts and hotels. The 27-year-old luxury hotel group appointed Tommy Lai as its CEO in November 2018.

The Singaporean national, who took over from GHM co-founder and president Hans R. Jenni, is responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing GHM’s long- and short-term plans.

His primary motivation for his appointment being to spearhead development opportunities and to drive GHM’s overall growth ambitions.

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Lai said: “By building on its foundation and strengths, I believe GHM will be able to capture the attention of a market that seeks luxury and style, while staying true to its Asian roots and design strength. I am looking forward to this exciting chapter to plant GHM flags on fresh destinations.”

GHM’s hotels are currently located in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Middle East is an upcoming area of growth. The Al Bait in Sharjah opened late 2018, and next up in the region is the 100-suite resort, The Chedi Khorfakkan, located on a private cove on Sharjah’s east coast.

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