THE FUTURE OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
28-29 May 2024 • JW Marriott Hotel
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May 28-29, 2024
The conference brings together some of the best specialists in the field to offer new ideas, the most realistic trends of the moment and concrete solutions.
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MAY 28, 2024
TopHotel Awards Gala comes as a recognition of the work and efforts that the Romanian hotel, tourism and hospitality industry is putting in every day.

Speaker

Riad Haidar

Partner Hotel Division One United Properties

Lebanese born, holding an MBA in hospitality management from Cesar Ritz University in Switzerland. Riad combines his operational expertise with commercial, financial, and strategic acumen to drive business transformations. Internationally experienced Executive Director of Operations who has operated with the Middle East more than 18 years, he is currently with One united property managing the hospitality portfolio . One United Properties rapidly emerged as the leading force in mixed-use development in Romania. The company’s purpose is to create thriving, sustainable communities by developing state-of-the-art, energy-efficient buildings and to drive enduring value growth for our stakeholders. In Doha with Power International Holding. He is responsible for the hospitality investment & expansion portfolio, managing the strategic priorities, maximizing owners returns, and leading general managers to deliver revenue growth and operational excellence. As an executive Director, he is heading the hospitality expansion, has been fully accountable for the operating hotels as well pre-opening activities of 10 hotels in various international brands. for example, the well-known Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi Maldives ultra-luxury to many other Hilton operating and preopening projects in Doha, Oman, Egypt, Bodrum, Caribbean & Maldives. Part of my responsibilities is to protect and strategize owner benefits, supports the end-to-end pre-opening lifecycle from initiation to project management through to final launch/opening, and monitoring CAPEX and OPEX budgets to safeguard delivery within tight deadlines. Riad has embraced the local culture and aligned himself with prestigious brands such as EMAAR Hospitality Group, progressing from Food & Beverage Director up to complex General Manager. He led many projects such as delivering operation excellence and financials returns, as well participating in corporate strategies. He held the position of Complex General Manager of Address Boulevard & Address Dubai Mall Hotel, and before, General Manager of Address Dubai Marina Hotel.  As a GM of Vida Hotels and Resorts the newly launched brand of Emaar Hospitality Group, he oversaw the latest brand’s flagship boutique Hotel, Manzil Downtown Dubai. As for the future, Riad is known for being someone who delivers results and shape innovative business structures for multi business unit. As a business leader he provides insight for future growth and ensure organization to thrive and succeed. 

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