ANTHONY LIDDIARD
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ANTHONY LIDDIARD

CEO, RMAL HOSPITALITY

With 27 years’ experience under his belt with IHG, Anthony Liddiard is a veteran hotelier with an in-depth knowledge of the industry following stints as general manager in Muscat and director of operations for the group’s UAE and Qatar hotels.

In 2006, he joined the newly-minted Rmal Hospitality as chief executive officer, focusing on building a portfolio including properties under ownership and asset management, as well as introducing innovative F&B concepts to the region such as Wagamama, Trader Vic’s, Frankie’s, Marco Pierre White Steak House, Wheeler’s Seafood and Blue Martini, the latter its latest import from Florida.

Following the successful launch of its flagship Fairmont project at Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, Rmal is now focusing on the Dubai Pearl project, working closely with Starwood Capital and MGM Resorts both in Dubai and at other potential developments worldwide — hotels announced for the site include Baccarat, Bellagio, MGM Grand and Skylofts.

As part of the partnership, a white label hotel operating division is being established to operate and develop new brands, and around 11 properties are expected to be rolled out within 10 years.

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