Rudi Jagersbacher tops Hotelier Power 50 again

Second year at number one for Hilton Worldwide MEA president

Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa president Rudi Jagersbacher
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa president Rudi Jagersbacher

Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa president Rudi Jagersbacher has topped the Hotelier Middle East Power 50 list for the second year running.

He is the first person to come in at number one in the rankings twice since the Power 50 was introduced six years ago.

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"I am incredibly honoured to have been awarded the number one position in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50 for the second year running – this recognition comes as I celebrate my 40th year in the hospitality industry, and in the same week that Hilton Worldwide announced that it has surpassed the milestone of 100 hotels either trading or under development in the Middle East,” said Jagersbacher.

“As Hilton Worldwide continues to set the pace in the region, we remain focused on providing incredible hospitality for our guests, engaging with our local communities, supporting charitable organizations, and providing training and development opportunities for Team Members - all of which underlines our commitment to become the leading hospitality company in the Middle East.”

Hilton Worldwide currently boasts the Middle East’s biggest pipeline with 52 hotels under contract, totalling more than 17,308 rooms. The group has a strong operational portfolio in the region too, with 17,048 rooms across 51 operating hotels.

Over the past year it has been Jagersbacher’s aim to drive Hilton Worldwide’s strategic positioning by building awareness around the diversity of the company’s key brands across different customer segments.

Read the full profile of Rudi Jagersbacher in this year's Power 50

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