PRATEEK KUMAR
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PRATEEK KUMAR

Regional vice president , EMEA, Dusit International
Dusit International is in an important growth phase, which will see the company’s current portfolio of 27 hotels surpass 70 worldwide within the next four years.

Dusit International is in an important growth phase, which will see the company’s current portfolio of 27 hotels surpass 70 worldwide within the next four years.

Regional vice president Prateek Kumar, who joined the company last year, is responsible for strengthening Dusit’s Dubai operations and supporting the group’s development efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

With five operational hotels accounting for 1,641 rooms, and eight more in the pipeline, Dusit will add another 2,007 rooms to its inventory across Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Earlier this year, the group unveiled plans for a second hotel project in Bahrain, Dusit Resort and Spa Lagoona Beach, comprising 174 seafront apartments, as well as a water park. The hotel will join DusitD2 Seef Bahrain, which is scheduled to open in Manama this year.

Dusit International has also launched a new hotel brand, Asia Hotels, which is geared specifically towards millennial travellers.

According to a statement by the group, Asia Hotels will be a sustainable, community-focused concept, with each property designed to reflect the culture and heritage of its location through collaborations with local artisans.

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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

1
Number of years in role
10
Number of years with company
5
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
8
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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