Peter Fulton

Peter Fulton

managing director, Hyatt International - SouthWest Asia

Peter Fulton’s career spans almost 30 years in the hotel industry, starting in his homeland of New Zealand in 1974 and with Hyatt in 1985. He has been focused on the Middle East for 12 years.

Fulton began his career with Hyatt International as food & beverage manager at the Hyatt Regency in Auckland. For the next seven years, he filled senior food and beverage positions at Hyatt properties in Dubai, Canberra and Macau. In 1997, Fulton was appointed GM of the Hyatt Regency Delhi where he remained before taking up his position as GM of Grand Hyatt Dubai in 2002.

Fulton has long had ambitions of propelling the innovation and growth strategy for Hyatt in the region, driven further through his appointment in January of 2008 to his current role.

The close of 2011 saw Hyatt open two new hotels in the UAE capital, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island and Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi at ADNEC.

The company also expanded its presence in the Gulf, with Hyatt Hotels International recruiting a new worldwide sales office team on the ground in Saudi Arabia to cater to growing demand for a local presence in the Kingdom, while simultaneously strengthening the team in Dubai.

A slew of major awards throughout 2011 and 2012 for design, best hotel, best new hotel and best business among others highlighted Fulton’s ability to get the job done well.

The remainder of 2012 will see a focus on Asia including the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai, in the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu, the Hyatt Place Hampi and Hyatt Regency Gurgaon.

Fulton oversees eight properties in the GCC, nine in India, one in Maldives and one in Nepal. However, there are eight more properties in the pipeline for the GCC, doubling the company’s presence in the Gulf, and a staggering 56 properties in the pipeline in India.


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


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Middle East Hyatt due to open by September 2013
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