Taras Ettl is no stranger to this list, having being featured previously in 2019. In August, the group expanded its portfolio with the The Steigenberger El Lessa, a 4,200 sq metre property with 153 rooms.
Earlier this year, group revealed that it will almost double its global portfolio by 2024 and will be adding 100 new properties to its portfolio within the next four years, specifically in the Middle East and Europe.
The group also revealed expansion plans outside of the UAE, with openings in Oman and Saudi Arabia in the next year. The group also signed its first ‘Jaz in the City’ hotel in Deira, Dubai, which is set to open in 2022. The property is a music-themed concept.
Taras started his career in the hospitality business in 2000 with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as the corporate development director.