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SUMAIR TARIQ

Managing Director, R Hotels
Over the next year R Hotels plans to continue to place high importance on inclusivity by providing opportunities for people of determination and pushing forward with its sustainability initiatives.

With the largest room inventory in the Northern Emirates, R Hotels is an Ajman-based hospitality company that is continuing to look to expand.

Managing director Sumair Tariq revealed to Hotelier Middle East that R Hotels currently has two properties under review for acquisition. In addition to that, the group is also looking at potential expansion plans in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and further afield in London as it seeks to diversify its portfolio. While nothing new has been signed in the past year, this is due to R Hotels’ market prudence, ensuring that due diligence is always carried out when it comes to considering new properties to develop. The group is currently exploring several third-party management agreements

R Hotels also prides itself on its strong management team and highly motivated workforce. The management encourages different employee engagement activities including team-building events, sports festivals, and trip incentives, to name a few.

Tariq told Hotelier Middle East that “R Hotels aims to be one of the top performing hospitality groups in the Middle East, and to be recognised as one of the best hospitality companies to work for in the region”.

It has consistently received accolades based on guest reviews from various awards bodies, and its newest property, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, started receiving awards less than a year after opening. Over the next year R Hotels plans to continue to place high importance on inclusivity by providing opportunities for people of determination and pushing forward with its sustainability initiatives.

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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 HAIDER
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

9
Number of years in role
7
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
12
Number of years with company
2
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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