HATEM GASMI
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HATEM GASMI

Founder and managing director, Auris Group of Hotels
It’s been a quiet few years for the group, with no new hotels signed or opened since at least 2015, based on Hotelier Middle East’s research.

Auris Group of Hotels has six hotels in its portfolio, with another five in the pipeline. To date, the group has launched four brand offerings: the five-star Auris Plaza Hotels & Resorts, four-star Auris Inn Hotels & Resorts, budget Auris Lodge Hotels & Suites, and Auris Apart’ Hotels & Residences.

It’s been a quiet few years for the group, with no new hotels signed or opened since at least 2015, based on Hotelier Middle East’s research. The group did, however, lose one hotel last year, when Auris Plaza Hotel in Al Barsha was reflagged as Coral Dubai Al Barsha Hotel by Hospitality Management Holdings.

While the group hasn’t announced any new hotels recently, on its website, Auris Group of Hotels has already mapped out new development projects in Jordan, Sudan and Tunisia, in line with its vision to be present in 15 countries by 2020.

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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

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PREVIOUS RANKING
11
Number of years in role
11
Number of years with company
6
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
5
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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