Andreas Mattmüller

Andreas Mattmüller

COO, Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts,Middle East and Asia

After falling in love with hospitality as a 15-year-old working at his uncle’s hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland, Mattmüller received his degree in hotel management in 1979.

He then embarked on a career that saw him work for prestigious companies in 15 countries across five continents and joined Mövenpick in 2001. At that time there were just a handful of Mövenpick hotels in the Middle East. Now, under Mattmüller’s management, the company has 25 hotels in the region.

Mattmüller has consolidated the portfolio in the Middle East and raised the number of signed projects in Asia to 18 properties. The goal is to manage 25 hotels in Asia by 2012.

He is currently responsible for 32 properties, 25 in the Middle East and seven in Asia. There are 27 properties in the pipeline, nine of which are in the Middle East and 18 in Asia.
“A plan is only as good as its implementation” is one of Mattmüller’s favourite quotes and no doubt, the driving philosophy behind his successes at Mövenpick over the past 11 years.


Gerald Lawless
president and group CEO
Rudi Jagersbacher
area president Middle East and Africa
Guido De Wilde
senior vice president and regional director - Middle East
Selim El Zyr
co-founder, president and CEO
Alex Kyriakidis
president and managing director – Middle East and Africa
Christophe Landais
managing director
Pascal Gauvin
chief operating officer for India, the Middle East and Africa
Michel Noblet
chief executive officer
Amine E. Moukarzel
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi
president and CEO
Bani Haddad
regional vice president Middle East and africa
Sami Nasser
VP Operations, GM
Mark Willis
area vice president for the Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa
Pascal Duchauffour
area vice president, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Peter Fulton
managing director
David Roberts
executive vice president Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Ulrich T. Eckhardt
president, Middle East and Africa,
Simon P Casson
regional vice president and general manager
Fadi Mazkour
regional director, founder
Mohammed H. Arkobi
VP and MD
Hussein Ali Hatata
vice president - hotels division
Kevin Wallace
president and CEO
Ziyad Bin Mahfouz
Sultan B. Al Otaibi
general manager
Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla
chief executive officer
Raj Shetty
chairman and managing worker
Magdi Samman
regional director of operations & development
Glenn De Souza
VP Int'l operations - Asia and the Middle East
Simon Coombs
president and chief executive officer
Hatem Gasmi
founder, managing director
Michel Koopman
director of operations - Middle East, general manager
Serge Zaalof
president / managing director
Peter Blackburn
president and chief executive officer
Mohamed Awadalla
area vice president
Darroch Crawford
managing director
Tarek El Sherif
managing director
Carl Henderson
general manager
Dr Ali Kasapbashi
group general manager
Shuja Zaidi
general manager, vice president of projects
Bernhard Haechler
vice president/general manager
Jiri Kobos
vice president operations
Samir Daqqaq
senior vice president, development, Middle East and Africa
Paul Arnold
vice president development - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Abdin Nasralla,
vice president
Anton Bawab
regional president
Anders Dimblad
area general manager
Russel Sharpe
chief operating officer
Daniele Vastolo
group director of operations


Movenpick Hotels open in Middle East
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
Middle East hotels opened in past 12 months
Middle East hotels signed in past 12 months
Middle East hotels due to open by September 2013
No of years in hospitality
No of years in region

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