AMINE E. MOUKARZEL
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AMINE E. MOUKARZEL

President, Louvre Hotels Group MENA

With 10 new hotels signed in the UAE, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia, Louvre Hotels Group is continuing to add to its portfolio under its Golden Tulip, Kyriad, and Tulip Inn brands. However, the group also seems to have also lost four hotels from its portfolio, and now manages 59 hotels comprising 8,582 keys, compared to the 63 hotels it operated last year, with some uncertainty about pipeline numbers too.

A little over a year ago, Louvre Hotels relaunched its Golden Tulip brand to cater to millennial travellers. Over 35 Golden Tulip branded hotels in the MENA region are either under renovation or will undergo a revamp at some point, while new build hotels for the brand have been identified for Dubai, Muscat and Algiers.

Earlier this year, the group also signed its first Kyriad branded hotel in Dubai within the Dubai Culture Village development, signalling the group’s commitment to rolling out mid-scale three- and four-star hotel services.

By the end of 2018, the group will have opened six new properties, and more than 1,150 rooms ranging from upscale four-star to midscale three-star hotels.

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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

10
PREVIOUS RANKING
21
Number of years in role
21
Number of years with company
59
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
38
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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