JAYDEEP ANAND
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JAYDEEP ANAND

Chief operating officer, Five Hotels and Resorts
The group is set to add to its portfolio this year with a Jumeirah Village Circle hotel, which has been earmarked for a Q4 2018 opening.

It’s been a tumultuous start for Five Hotels and Resorts, which makes its debut on the Hotelier Power 50 list this year.

In June 2017, Five dramatically seized control of its property on Palm Jumeirah, which was meant to be operated by Viceroy. Following a lengthy court battle in the UAE and the United States, the local company maintained management control of the 468-room and 221-residence unit property, which opened in 2017.

Following the takeover, Jaydeep Anand was tasked with restructuring Five Palm Jumeirah “to ensure profitability and realign guest experience”.

“This was accomplished by reducing manpower by a double-digit percentage, not by reducing headcounts but ensuring the correct people are in the right place to make a difference,” Anand tells Hotelier.

The group is set to add to its portfolio this year with a Jumeirah Village Circle hotel, which has been earmarked for a Q4 2018 opening.

The hotel will reportedly have 271 swimming pools that will service the property’s 221 one- and two-bedroom hotel apartments and 33 four-bedroom apartments. Five Jumeirah Village Dubai will also include 247 hotel rooms and suites.

Moving forward, “Five is exploring expansion options in the Middle East, Maldives and North America but has no firm plans at the moment,” Anand tells Hotelier.

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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

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Number of years in the role
4
Number of years with the company
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Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
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Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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