Anthony Ross made his debut in the Power 50 list in 2018. Since then, the Australian hotelier who is the CEO of JA Resorts & Hotels has brought about several changes at the group.
For instance, the group became the “first hotel brand in Middle East” to remove all plastic bottles from rooms and restaurants by installing private water treatment systems and also cut down on food wastage by 81%.
Speaking to Hotelier Middle East, Ross said: “I am passionate about driving global expansion, highlighting corporate social responsibility, ensuring JA Resorts & Hotels competes on the culinary scene in the UAE”
Under Ross’ guidance, the group expanded in China and formed the JA Novel Hospitality China. Through this partnership the group acquires buildings to be retrofitted, renovated or completed as hotels in two distinctions — upper upscale hotels and upper midscale lifestyle hotels.
Currently, the group operates five properties in the Middle East with 1,111 rooms and has one hotel and 348 rooms in the pipeline.