Speaker Profile

Simon Coombs

President & CEO
Shaza Hotels


Simon Coombs is the President & CEO of Shaza Hotels. His position, before joining Shaza as President and CEO, was as Executive Vice President and CFO at Kempinski.  Prior to his appointment at Kempinski, Simon spent 16 years with Hyatt International in various positions linked to development and finance.

Since taking the helm of Shaza Hotels in 2010, Simon had dedicated his efforts to creating the Shaza’s brand from the ground up, with the objective of bringing a completely unique luxury brand to the market. His vision is to establish a distinct and sincere organisational culture that will be reflected in every hotel under operation, in terms of both service style and design concept.

Using his wealth of experience, and his fluency in the business language of the region, Simon is instrumental in the development and expansion of the Shaza brand. A demanding and vitally important portfolio, that sees him traversing the region, in an effort to secure the best properties for the Shaza brand.

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