Roya appoints asset management director
Walid Harouni to oversee company's hotel asset management division
Ròya International has appointed Walid Harouni as senior director, asset management, where he will oversee the company’s hotel asset management division.
Most recently, Harouni was with Abu Dhabi-based National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels, where he oversaw all aspects of the group’s hotel division and the growth of Danat Hotels and Resorts.
Harouni has previously worked with Le Meridien Hotels in Paris, and InterContinental Hotels Group in Oman, Cote d’Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
Commenting on Haroun’s appointment, Ròya founder and group CEO Ahmed Ramdan said: “Walid is well known, liked and respected by all of us in the industry. Strategic and dynamic, he has a strong track record of delivering solid returns on the properties under his stewardship. We are all happy to have him join us.”
Harouni said: “I am delighted to join Ahmed Ramdan, Kees Hartzuiker and the fine group of professionals that are the Ròya family. The vision that brought this group to life 17 years ago and then developed some of the most iconic properties in the GCC region, is even more dynamic today. I am very proud to be part of this exceptional group.”