Philippe Harb Philippe Harb

Philippe Harb has climbed three spots this year, having added two new hotels to One to One’s portfolio. In October 2017, Al Daar Hotel in Sharjah was reflagged by One to One Hotels. This was followed by the reflagging of a Ras Al Khaimah property, now called One to One Mughal Suites.

One to One hinted at adding two more Ras Al Khaimah poroperties to its portfolio in 2018, but no further details were made available. The Abu Dhabi-headquartered operator also has plans to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco, and Thailand.

Speaking to Hotelier about his journey at One to One, Harb previously said: “I took over a home-grown brand that started with just two hotels and was about to shut down, and now it has expanded to 27 hotels in operation and seven in the pipeline within just four years. We moved the company from a national presence to an international one, and soon from ownership to corporate.”

Cenk Unverdi

Cluster general manager – Dubai hotels, Rixos The Palm & Rixos Premium
Unverdi has been with Rixos for over a decade now, starting out in finance, business administration and F&B at Rixos President Astana.

Philippe Harb

Chief operating officer and partner, One to One Hotels & Resorts
One to One hinted at adding two more Ras Al Khaimah poroperties to its portfolio in 2018

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief executive officer, Seven Tides
Seven Tides had also revealed to Hotelier in March 2017 that it was working on a new resort plan that would be launched on Dubai’s World Islands

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.

Abdullatif Kabbara

Corporate office general manager, Somewhere Hotels
Somewhere Hotels was established in 2013

Sir Rocco Forte

Founder and chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual landmark luxury hotels and resorts, predominantly in European locations.

By THE NUMBERS

5 Number of years in role 

6 Number of years with company 

20 Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018

5 Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

 

Cenk Unverdi

Cluster general manager – Dubai hotels, Rixos The Palm & Rixos Premium
Unverdi has been with Rixos for over a decade now, starting out in finance, business administration and F&B at Rixos President Astana.

Philippe Harb

Chief operating officer and partner, One to One Hotels & Resorts
One to One hinted at adding two more Ras Al Khaimah poroperties to its portfolio in 2018

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief executive officer, Seven Tides
Seven Tides had also revealed to Hotelier in March 2017 that it was working on a new resort plan that would be launched on Dubai’s World Islands

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.

Abdullatif Kabbara

Corporate office general manager, Somewhere Hotels
Somewhere Hotels was established in 2013

Sir Rocco Forte

Founder and chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual landmark luxury hotels and resorts, predominantly in European locations.