UAE hoteliers win top accolades at CEO Middle East Awards

CEO Middle East magazine honours this year's top business leaders at Dubai event

CEO Middle East award winners 2017.
CEO Middle East award winners 2017.

UAE hoteliers took home the top accolades at the annual CEO Middle East Awards, which were held last night at the Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.

Hospitality CEO of the Year award went to Omer Kaddouri, Rotana CEO and president. He is also seventh on Hotelier Middle East's Power 50 2017. Omer Kaddouri has seen eight properties open in the last year, taking the number of operating hotels up to 56. Ten agreements have also been signed, keeping a healthy pipeline figure of 49.

In April he told Hotelier: “The next 18 to 24 months are going to be the months of opening hotels. We have 17 hotels to open up between now and the end of 2018. We’re sitting at 56 operating hotels and about 49 to 50 in the pipeline, so we normally keep it at a 50:50 ratio. Our wish is to be stronger in the whole Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and GCC area.”

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Rotana's Omer Kaddouri has seen eight properties open in the last year, taking the number of operating hotels up to 56. He is ranked number 7 on our Power 50 list!

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 4, 2017

Property CEO of the Year went to Hussain Sajwani, Chairman and CEO Damac Properties and Kabir Mulchandani, Five Holdings took home the Philanthropy CEO of the year award.

 

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Six years since DAMAC Maison Hotels & Resorts was founded, and its chairman, Hussain Sajwani, is sitting on a very profitable business. He is number 15 on our Power 50!

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Tuesday, 5 September 2017

An audience of 200 guests watched as 16 awards – recognising success in a variety of different sectors – were handed out.

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