MOHAMMED ARKOBI
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MOHAMMED ARKOBI

MANAGING DIRECTOR, FAIRMONT RAFFLES HOTELS INTERNATIONAL SAUDI ARABIA

Changing the face of accommodation in the Holy City of Makkah, the Fairmont/Raffles/Swissôtel trio is the responsibility of Mohammed Arkobi, vice president and managing director of Makkah Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) since 2007.

Formerly general manager, he moved to the position from IHG where he was area general manager of the Madinah InterContinental Hotel and Dar Al Hijra InterContinental Madinah, having progressed up the career ladder at the latter from executive assistant manager to resident and then hotel manager.

A former boxer who holds a diploma in hospitality management from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, Arkobi is an enthusiastic supporter of the company Green Partnership programme and implementing initiatives in Saudi Arabia, where he also promotes Saudisation in the hospitality sector.

Future developments include the opening of the first Swissôtel in the Kingdom this autumn — with its 1562 rooms — and Arkobi is also responsible for developing the FRHI collection in the Saudi Arabian market and key international markets.

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ALI HAMAD LAKHRAIM ALZAABI
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SARMAD N. ZOK
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BANI HADDAD
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SAMI NASSER
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ULRICH T. ECKHARDT
PRESIDENT MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
MOHAMMED ARKOBI
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MICHAEL SCULLY
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