Moving up: Ranks 11 to 20 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50

As always, the Power 50 is a subjective ranking, but it’s also grounded in facts and data

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Hotelier Middle East's annual Power 50 ranking has been released.

As always, the Power 50 is a subjective ranking, but it’s also grounded in facts and data. As with previous years, the team used an algorithm developed in-house, wherein data such as number of operating hotels and pipeline figures were collected.

Related: Hotelier Middle East Power 50 ranks 1-10

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HERE'S WHO MADE RANKS 11-20: 

11. Mohamed Awadalla, chief executive officer, Time Hotels Management

Congratulations to our CEO, Mr. Mohamed Awadalla, for ranking top 11 in this year’s Hotelier Middle East Power...

Posted by TIME Hotels on Sunday, September 2, 2018

12. Simon Casson, president – hotel operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Over the last year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Simon Casson led the opening of two new properties — the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Al Shaya in November, and the Four Seasons Hotel Tunis in December.

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

13. Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer Middle East & Africa, Kempinski Hotels

In the last year, Kempinski Hotels has entered new markets in the GCC and signed new projects to add to its current...

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

14. Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer, Minor Hotels

According to Minor Hotels COO Robert Kunkler, the leadership team have “ambitious plans to further expand Minor’s...

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

15. Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, vice chairman and CEO, Melia Hotels International

Gabriel Escarrer Jaume joined family-run company Meliá Hotels International over two decades ago and has served as vice chairman and CEO for nine years. He come sin at number 15 on the list!

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

16. Kurt Straub, vice president of operations – Middle East, Africa and South West Asia, Hyatt

In his new role, Kurt Straub will guide Hyatt as it embarks on its ambitious expansion strategy to double its portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa by 2022.

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

17. Vincent Miccolis regional general manager, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, The Ascott Limited

As regional general manager, Vincent Miccolis has spearheaded The Ascott Limited’s entry into new markets such as Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

18. Amine E. Moukarzel, president, Louvre Hotels Group MENA

Louvre Hotels relaunched its Golden Tulip Hotels brand to cater to millennial travellers. President, Louvre Hotels Group MENA Amine E Moukarzel is at number 18 on the Power 50

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Monday, September 3, 2018

19. Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations & development for the Middle East, Africa & India, Swiss-Belhotel International

In this interview, Swiss-Belhotel International's SVP Laurent Voivenel speaks to Hotelier Middle East on the challenges that come with opening 10 new hotels in the region

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Friday, September 7, 2018

20. Dr Badr Al Badr, chief executive officer, Dur Hospitality Company

@DurHospitality Dur Hospitality is one of the largest and longest-standing hospitality companies in Saudi Arabia. CEO Dr Badr al Badr is number 20 on our list!

Posted by HotelierMiddleEast on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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