Mark Willis first began his role in the Middle East in January 2012 and oversees the operation of 28 regional hotels.
A British national with more than 20 years of hospitality experience, 15 of which have been with The Rezidor Hotel Group, Willis is responsible for 28 hotels.
With his strategic focus on improving the profitability and revenue generation of Rezidor’s Middle East hotels, Willis has also managed the recent signings of the Park Inn Duqm in Oman, the Park Inn Bahrain and the Radisson Blu Residences Dubai hotels.
In total, there are now 14 properties in Rezidor’s Middle East hotel pipeline, with the Park Inn Duqm and Radisson Hotel & Resort, Sohar hotels in Oman expected to open before the end of 2014.
Willis hopes to grow the portfolio further still, with the vision focused on development in key identified geographical locations such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as untapped destinations he is currently eyeing.
Another priority is the spread of the mid-market Park Inn by Radisson brand, which is being revamped to cater to the needs of a younger market.