Peter Fulton
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Peter Fulton

group president, Hyatt International EAME and SWA

An industry veteran, Peter Fulton has worked in the hospitality sector for almost 40 years.

Fulton has long had ambitions of propelling the innovation and growth strategy for Hyatt in the region, driven further through his appointment in January 2008 as managing director of Hyatt International — South West Asia, and then appointment to group president for Hyatt International — Europe, Africa, Middle East and South West Asia in September 2012.

Fulton currently oversees 64 properties across his two regions, which includes eight in the GCC and four in the wider Middle East.

A key market for Hyatt within the GCC is Saudi Arabia — Hyatt has served the Saudi Arabian market for 23 years now. Furthermore, seven out of Hyatt’s eight pipeline hotels in the region are in Saudi Arabia, with Park Hyatt Jeddah as the group’s flagship hotel in the kingdom.

The 628-room Hyatt Regency Mecca and Hyatt Regency Riyadh are expected to open by the end of 2014.

Other GCC hotels in the pipeline include Park Hyatt Riyadh, Grand Hyatt Jeddah, Hyatt Regency Jeddah, Hyatt Place Mecca, Hyatt Mecca, and Park Hyatt Doha. Fulton is also driving Indian expansion, with five hotels signed this year.

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Rudi Jagersbacher
president
Pascal Gauvin
chief operating officer, India, Middle East And Africa
Guido de wilde
senior vice president and regional director - Middle East
Alex Kyriakidis
president, Middle East & Africa
Christophe Landais
managing director
Selim El Zyr
president & CEO
Gerald Lawless
president and group CEO
Bani Haddad
regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi
president and CEO
Amine E. Moukarzel
president, president
Pascal Duchauffour
area vice president EMEA
Ulrich T. Eckhardt
president Middle East & Africa
Simon Casson
regional vice president and GM
Andreas Mattmuller
chief operating officer
Josef Kufer
chief operating officer
Sami Nasser
senior vice president, operations, Middle East, Africa and India
Peter Fulton
group president
Mark Willis
area vice president for the Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa
Michel Noblet
president & founding partner
Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla
chief executive officer
Mahmoud Mokhtar
vice president of operations for KSA
David Thomson
chief operating officer
Jiri Kobos
vice-president operations
Glenn de Souza
vice president for international operations - Asia and Middle East
Moritz Klein
GM, Area GM
Anton Bawab
regional president
Paul Arnold
vice president of development, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Raj Shetty
chairman & managing worker
Ziad Al Chaar
managing director
Magdi Samman
regional director of operations & development
Sultan B. Al Otaibi
general manager
Simon Coombs
president & CEO
Mohammed H. Arkobi
vice president & managing director
Fadi Mazkour
managing director hotel division
Darroch Crawford
managing director
Hussein Ali Hatata
vice president — hospitality division
Peter Blackburn
president & CEO
Russel Sharpe
chief operating officer
Tarek el Sherif
managing director
Serge Zaalof
president/managing director
Aqeel Raees
chief executive officer
Dr Ali Kasapbashi
group general manager
Hatem Gasmi
founder and managing director
Anders Dimblad
area general manager
Horsten Ries
managing director
Patrick De Groot
general manager
Rupprecht Queitsch
General manager

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Hyatt Internationals open in Middle East
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Hotels in pipeline for Middle East
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Middle East hotels opened in past 12 months
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Middle East hotels signed in past 12 months
2
Middle East hotels due to open by end 2014
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Years in Middle East
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