Women in Hospitality: 21 - Alison Grinnell

RAK Hospitality chief executive officer

Alison Grinnell
Alison Grinnell

From chartered account to CEO of RAK Hospitality, Alison Grinnell believes that gender equality is not only good for the community, it’s good for business too.

She explains: “As a current CEO of this company, all of my opinions are being heard, and organisations that promote gender equality score higher on a number of key performance indicators, including higher employee retention rates, better customer reviews, and stronger balance sheets.”

Her vision for Ras Al Khaimah isn’t to just be another Dubai or Abu Dhabi, it has to have its own draw. Her goal is to 'provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day'.

By the numbers 

  • 1 year in the role 
  • 4 years in the company 
  • 7 years in the region 
  • 10 years in hospitality 

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine