A jump of nine places for Shangri-La’s VP in his second year in the Power 50.
Rob Weeden looks after 16 Shangri-La hotels, four of which are in the Middle East. That number is set to grow to six within the next two years with the opening of a new Shangri-La property in Doha later in 2015; and the company’s first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — the “architecturally spectacular” Shangri-La Hotel Jeddah, due to open in 2017.
“My father said that success is bred through hard work and from that foundation good fortune is created and earned. Success is also relative so for me - you absolutely need to enjoy what you do.”