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References

 

1,200 guest capacity Luxury Wedding Palace, Jeddah, KSA

Project and Opening Management

Opened and positioned the Palazzo as the most luxurious Premier Venue outside the regular 5 star hotels.

148 keys 4 star hotel, Jeddah, KSA

Search and selection study

to find a suitable Franchise Company for this brand new 4 star hotel. Retained to guide the owners through the project phase, negotiated the Franchise agreement, searched and selected key management team.

144 keys 4 star hotel, Jeddah, KSA

Project facilitation

Retained by owner to facilitate the take over of project management by a German company to finish the construction from present core & shell, searched and selected a regional hotel operator, introduced interior architect and various suppliers.

1,050 rooms 4 star hotel, Dubai, UAE

Project Management

Conceptualized and liaised with the architects in the space planning and other project matters, consulting and representing the owners of this 4-star hotel project in Dubailand on all matters relevant to the development of the hotel, including searching for joint venture partners/investors/financers.

2,100 rooms APARTMENT HOTEL, Dubai, UAE

Search and selection study

We carried out an operator’s search and selection process on behalf of the Owner to identify a new and suitable hotel management company.

181 Deluxe APARTMENT HOTEL, BURJ LAKE, Dubai

Project and Opening Management

Retained as Project Director to finalize the acquisition of a hotel tower at Burj District, Dubai; shortlist, select and negotiate management contracts; Project Management includes the complete fit-out, FF&E and OS; secure all necessary permits and approvals to operate this project as Deluxe Apartment Hotel under DTCM rules and regulations: identify suitable buyers for this tower; securing an IRR of 100%.

432-room, 4-star HOTEL

Asset Management

Retained for the Asset Management of this property in the final procurement and pre-opening period.

RESORT HOTEL, Boracay, Philippines

Shared Ownership Set-up

Upon client’s invitation visited the Philippines (Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Bohol) searching for potential hotels to buy. Prepared a concept for a shared ownership model, inclusive marketing, advertising, web presence, etc. We started the marketing initiative and sales set-up for the hotel project in Boracay.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT Co. Ltd., Sri Lanka and Maldives

Investment Consultancy

Upon client’s invitation visited Sri Lanka and the Maldives and prepared a proposal to restructure and rebrand the existing hotel group in Sri Lanka; reviewed and commented on an existing concept for an upcoming resort project in the Maldives, revised the concept and introduced the proposals to Middle East investors for investment.

MINISTRY OF TOURISM, Damascus, Syria

Tourism Consultancy

Co-authoring the demand analysis for the Tourism Master plan of Syria, which was subcontracted to us.

QATAR TOURISM AUTHORITY

Tourism Consultancy

Co-authoring and preparation of the Hotel Classification and Licensing Rules for the Qatar Tourism Authority, which included the setting of quality criteria’s to obtain and maintain a certificate to operate at a certain star rating and it’s Quality Maintenance Program.

450-room 4-star HOTEL PROJECT, Doha, Qatar

Hotel Development Consultancy

Co-authored the concept, feasibility study and investment proposal for a new 450 room project in Doha. Facilitating meetings between Doha based architects and developers, German investors and UAE based Hotel Management Company.

700 rooms HOTEL-RESIDENCE-OFFICES Complex, Dubai, UAE

Hotel Development Consultancy

Co-authored the concept, feasibility study and investment proposal for a new 700-room project in Garhoud, Dubai. Introduced and facilitated negotiations between German architects and investors, UAE developers, German investors and UAE-based hotel Management Company.

GATO , German – Arab Tourism Organization for Development and Investment, Munich, Germany

Regional Representative for the Arabian Peninsula

Permanent representative in the Gulf States, for various Government and private projects in Dubai, Al Ain, Bahrain, Kuwait, Doha, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
 

280 rooms deluxe APARTMENT HOTEL in Sports City, Dubai, U.A.E.

Feasibility, Search and selection study

Prepared a Feasibility study and subsequently searched and successfully introduced an operator, negotiating the management contract on owner’s behalf.

1,150 rooms, 5-star hotel, Stand alone resort destination, Oman

Project Management and search and selection

Retained by GATO AG, for capital procurement of US$ 85 million-equity and 125 million debt capital, making contacts and introducing the project as the first “stand-alone destination” in Oman, comprising 5 hotels with total 1,150 rooms, one 18-hole golf course, water park, entertainment, shopping, private villas, etc. This task included the selection, short-listing and pre-qualification of potential management companies, evaluating and negotiating their terms and conditions.


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