Diving straight into the top 20 in the Hotelier middle east power 50, having taken on his role just six months ago, baran turkel has big plans for best western international in the region
Best Western recently made changes to its operational and development support strategy for the Middle East, which will now be centered in the Best Western International offices in Istanbul, Turkey where the company already supports 18 Best Western-branded hotels. Additionally the company has hired a new managing director and development director for the region.
Baran Turkel joined the company just six months ago to oversee the operational and development pipeline of the brand in the Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia. He joined from Marriott International, where he most recently held a senior managerial role at Istanbul Marriott Hotel, Sisli. Turkel currently oversees an operating portfolio of 18 hotels in Turkey and 11 operating hotels across Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha, and pipeline projects in Makkah, Iraq and Kuwait.