Magdi Samman joined Swiss-Belhotel International in October 2011 and took on his present role in March 2012.
He currently oversees two properties in Doha and Kuwait, but with seven confirmed projects in the pipeline, which spans from Iraq to Oman with plenty in between, and five management agreements in the advanced stages, his weeks are getting busier.
Properties opening by the end of the year will be in Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia, all playing their part in the vision of the company. Swiss-Belhotel International is looking to actively participate in the regional hotel landscape through expansion, primarily by way of securing management agreements, according to Samman.
“Our target is to have representation in major metropolitan cities within the Gulf States and the rest of the Middle East region, including the Levant and North African countries over the mid-term.”
Samman’s aim for 2014 is to enhance management teams on both a regional and individual hotel level to ensure quality services are delivered to guests, owning companies and stakeholders.