KEVORK DELDELIAN
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KEVORK DELDELIAN

Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Hotels And Resorts Middle East & Africa
In the last quarter of 2018, the group opened two properties in the kingdom — Millennium Hotel Madinah Airport and M Hotel Makkah Al Aziziyah — adding to the growing portfolio of properties opened in 2018.

Kevork Deldelian, has more than three decades of experience in the industry and has spent 29 years of that working in the MENA region.

Three years ago, he joined the group and eventually became the CEO of Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East & Africa.

Since joining Millennium Hotels and Resorts, the group has made quick progress in the region. Talking about its growth in Dubai, Deldelian said: “Dubai is a key focus with nine hotels in the pipeline over the next two years, where we have introduced the new Millennium Hotel and Resorts brands — Millennium Place and Studio M. In the last quarter of 2018 we opened Grand Millennium Business Bay, Studio M Arabian Plaza followed by Millennium Atria Business Bay and Millennium Place Marina in 2019.”

Saudi Arabia is another country of interest for the group, with eight hotels in the pipeline — Copthorne by Millennium Jeddah, Millennium Hotel Jizan, M Hotel Madinah, Copthorne by Millennium Al Maabdah Makkah, Copthorne by Millennium Alaziziya Makkah, Millennium Riyadh Olaya Hotel, Millennium Place Hotel Riyadh and Millennium Tabouk — in the next two years.

In the last quarter of 2018, the group opened two properties in the kingdom — Millennium Hotel Madinah Airport and M Hotel Makkah Al Aziziyah — adding to the growing portfolio of properties opened in 2018.

The group has big plans for Saudi Arabia as they plan to open more than 5,000 keys in Makkah as religious tourism is expected to increases in the city.

Currently, the group operates 43 hotels and 14,314 rooms in the region and a total of 24 hotels and more than 9,084 rooms in the pipeline.

Speaking about expansions, Deldelian said that the group is growing its portfolio in Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Georgia. He added, “In Iraq, we successfully opened three properties under three different brands, Grand Millennium Sulaimani, Millennium Hotel & Spa Kurdistan, and Copthorne Hotel Baranan.”

Deldelian has his eyes set on expanding the brand, “Our development objective is to have 100 hotels in the next five years. The Group’s evolution in the region is not only a consequence of our team’s efforts but also importantly very much a reflection of our respect for the culture and traditions in the region. I believe we have a very unique identity that provides our owners with the gravitas of an international brand combined with an innate understanding of the region.”

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
President And Managing Director, Middle East & Africa
MARK WILLIS
Chief Executive Officer
PASCAL GAUVIN
Managing Director, India, Middle East And Africa
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice President, Operations, KSA & Levant
TIM CORDON
Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa
KURT STRAUB
Vice President Of Operations – Middle East, Africa and South West Asia
GUY HUTCHINSON
Acting CEO
KEVORK DELDELIAN
Chief Executive Officer
PANOS LOUPASIS
Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa
MOHAMED AWADALLA
Chief Executive Officer
VINCENT MICCOLIS
Regional General Manager, Middle East, Africa, Turkey & India
LAURENT A. VOIVENEL
Senior Vice President, Operations & Development for the Middle East, Africa & India
HENK MEYKNECHT
Chief Operating Officer- Middle East & Africa and Member of the Management Board
CENK UNVERDI
Regional General Manager
TARAS ETTL
Vice President Middle East & Asia
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief Operating Officer
SIMON COOMBS
President and CEO
SIMON P. CASSON
President – Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa
KAMAL FAKHOURY
Chief Executive Officer
HASSAN AHDAB
President of Hotel Operations
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
JOSÉ SILVA
Chief Executive Officer
HUSSEIN ALI HATATA
Chief Executive Officer
JAMAL SERHAN
Senior vice president and CEO MENA
PRATEEK KUMAR
Regional Vice President EMEA
JOHN NORTHEN
Executive Vice President
SUMAIR TARIQ
Managing Director
RICHARD HADDAD
Chief Executive Officer
RIAD ABI HAIDAR
Cluster general manager
AMMAR KANAAN
Group general manager
ALY SHARIFF
Chief executive officer
MOHAMED SOUSSAN
Group General Manager and Co-founder
THIRAYUTH CHIRATHIVAT
Chief executive officer
ABDULLA BIN SULAYEM
Chief executive officer
HOSNI ABDEL HADI
Chief executive officer
NAEL ELWAARY
Cluster General manager
ANTHONY ROSS
Chief executive officer
ARUN KUMAR
General manager hospitality
GABRIEL ESCARRER JAUME
Vice chairman and CEO
MICHAEL WALE
Chief Executive Officer
COLIN A. BAKER
Regional director – Middle East
RANJIT PHILLIPOSE
Area director – Middle East and General Manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief Operating Officer
JAYDEEP ANAND
Chief Financial & Operating Officer
ALISON GRINNELL
Chief executive officer
CLAUDIO CAPACCIOLI
Chief executive officer
ABDULLATIF KABBARA
Corporate office general manager
TOMMY LAI
Chief executive officer

BY THE NUMBERS

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Number of years in role
43
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
3
Number of years with company
24
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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