VINCENT MICCOLIS
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VINCENT MICCOLIS

As regional general manager, Miccolis has spearheaded The Ascott Limited’s entry into new markets such as Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.

As regional general manager, Vincent Miccolis has spearheaded The Ascott Limited’s entry into new markets such as Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.

With 11 operational properties in the Middle East, the group’s most recent opening was the launch of the first Citadines property in Dubai in Q2 of 2018 through a franchise agreement.

A second Citadines property, this time in Istanbul, Turkey, is also under development and is due to open in Q4 of 2019.
In total, The Ascott Limited has 12 properties in the pipeline, which will add 1678 unit to its existing portfolio of 1,696 keys.
Miccolis is now also turning the group’s attention to Africa, having signed Ascott Limited’s first management agreement in Ghana with one property (yet unbranded) due to open at the end of 2018, and the group’s first Ascott Residence due to open in mid-2019.

“We are still working towards our target of 5000 units across the Middle East, Africa & Turkey by 2020,” Miccolis tells Hotelier Middle East.

The Ascott Limited is also continuing to push for better deployment of technology. The company is trying out artificial intelligence with a view to create more efficient operations and better customer experiences, it announced earlier this year at the Arabian Travel Market. Miccolis also revealed to Hotelier at the event that the company was conducting tests in China using service robots, with a view to roll out the technology in the Middle East if the tests prove successful.

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
President and managing director
PASCAL GAUVIN
Managing director
OMER KADDOURI
President & CEO
TIM CORDON
Area senior vice president
ALI AL ZAABI
President
OLIVIER HARNISCH
Chief executive officer
MARC DESCROZAILLE
president
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice President
IGNACE BAUWENS
Regional vice president
MOHAMED AWADALLA
Chief executive officer
SIMON CASSON
President – hotel operations,
HENK MEYKNECHT
Chief operating officer
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief operating officer
GABRIEL ESCARRER JAUME
Vice chairman and CEO
KURT STRAUB
Vice president of operations
VINCENT MICCOLIS
As regional general manager
AMINE E. MOUKARZEL
President
LAURENT A. VOIVENEL
Senior vice president, operations & development
DR BADR AL BADR
Chief executive officer
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
TARAS ETTL
Vice president
MICHAEL WALE
Chief executive officer
PRATEEK KUMAR
Regional vice president
JOSE SILVA
Chief executive officer
BARAN TURKEL
Managing director
MICHAEL COTTAN
Executive vice president
JAMAL SERHAN
CEO and senior vice president
SUMAIR TARIQ
Managing director
SIMON COOMBS
President and CEO
ABOUDI ASALI
Chief executive officer
MOHAMED SOUSSAN
Group general manager
AMMAR KANAAN
Group general manager
FADI MAZKOUR
Co-founder & regional director branding and business development
KAMAL SIMON FAKHOURY
Chief executive officer
ALY SHARIFF
Chief operating officer
HATEM GASMI
Founder and managing director
PIERRE SOKHON
General manager
ALI HATATA
Vice president, hospitality division
MARKLAND BLAIKLOCK
Deputy CEO
PRITHVI RAJ SINGH OBEROI
Executive chairman
RANJIT PHILLIPOSE
Area director
ANTHONY ROSS
Chief executive officer
NEHME IMAD DARWICHE
Founder and chief executive officer
CENK UNVERDI
Cluster general manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief operating officer and partner
ABDULLA BIN SULAYEM
Chief executive officer
JAYDEEP ANAND
Chief operating officer
ABDULLATIF KABBARA
Corporate office general manager
SIR ROCCO FORTE
Founder and chairman

BY THE NUMBERS

20
PREVIOUS RANKING
4
Number of years in role
21
Number of years with company
11
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
12
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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