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2014 Speakers

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Animesh Pandey

Senior Manager Commercial Development, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

Costas Verginis

Senior Director of Lodging Development, Marriott International Inc. & Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Filippo Sona

Director | Head of Hotels  (MENA Region), Colliers International

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

President & Managing Director, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Taras Ettl

Vice President Development - Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa , ACCOR

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, Inc.

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Neil George

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Oliver Ebner

Executive Director at Project & Specialised Finance, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Tom Hasker

UAE Country Director & Head of Project Management ME, Faithful + Gould

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Geoffrey Lipman

President & Managing Director, ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Frits van Paasschen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Rui Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Nenad Pacek

Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

Executive Vice President- Head of Hotels & Hospitality, Middle East & Africa, JLL

Muhammad Al-Amir

Founder and Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Norman Forsyth

Regional Director, Design & Engineering, MEA, InterContinental Hotels Group Asia Middle East and Africa (IHG)

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Samer Abu Ayash

Senior Vice President Design,Construction and Real Estate, Kingdom Investments

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Selim El Zein

Head of Hotel Asset Management, MENA, Colliers International MENA Region

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Amro Attia Gomaa

Investments Principal, Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cineama (HOTAC)

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Bani Haddad

Regional Vice President – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, Europe - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

Executive Chairman, SHUAA Capital and the Chairman of Dubai International Holding Company

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Bernard Forster

Director - Asset Management (Hospitality & Real Estate), Rani Investment

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Gordon Drake

Chief Financial Officer and Head of M&A, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Elie Younes

Senior Vice President, Head of Group Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Simon Hage

Associate Vice-President, Interior Design and Procurement, Design & Construction Department, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Lo’ai  Bataineh

DGM, Investment & Development, Head of Investment Management Group, Oman Arab Bank SAOC

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Andrew Clough

Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide

Accommodation

Please find information on Dubai’s hotels below as well as our partner hotels.

 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

P.O. Box 11416, 

Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 3480000 

Fax: +971 4 3016800

reservations@jumeirah.com


Ocean Deluxe Room - AED 3,300 per room per night
Ocean Deluxe Balcony - AED 3,700 per room per night

* up to 2 adults and childer or 3 adults can be accomodated per room

 

MUNICIPALITY FEE & SERVICE CHARGE
The above contracted rates are per room per night and are subject to 10% municipality fee & 10% service charge. Any further change in taxes imposed by the government will be reflected in the final invoice. Excludes breakfast.

 

 

Madinat Jumeirah

PO Box 75157
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 366 6166
reservations@jumeirah.com

Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr:
Deluxe Arabian Room 55 sqm AED 4,000.00 per room per night
Deluxe Ocean Room 55 sqm AED 4,900.00 per room per night
* Up to 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults can be accommodated per room.

Madinat Jumeirah - Dar Al Masyaf:
Arabian Summer House
Arabian Deluxe Room 60 sqm AED 4,250.00 per room per night
Gulf Summer House
Arabian Deluxe Room 60 sqm AED 5,600.00 per room per night
* Up to 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults can be accommodated per room.

Madinat Jumeirah - Mina A'Salam:
Deluxe Ocean Room 50 sqm AED 4,200.00 per room per night
* Up to 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults can be accommodated per room.

Children below 12 years old can share the accommodation with their parents free of charge with existing bedding up to the aforementioned maximum occupancy. An additional rollaway bed may be provided on request in select Suite categories at a surcharge.

Please be advised that all rates mentioned above are subject to 10% Municipality Fees and 10% Service Charge. Unless otherwise stated, breakfast is not included in the rate and available at an additional charge.

 

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

PO Box 72127, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 319 8537
jayzeville.acain@jumeirah.com

Single/Double Rooms
AED700 ++

MUNICIPALITY FEE & SERVICE CHARGE
The above contracted rates are per room per night and are subject to 10% municipality fee & 10% service charge. Any further change in taxes imposed by the government will be reflected in the final invoice. Excludes breakfast.

Fairmont The Palm

Palm Jumeriah
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 457 3388
Fax: +971 4 457 3399

To enjoy the full Fairmont The Palm experience, take advantage of our special AHIC rate of just AED1,600 a night inclusive of tax and breakfast
 

Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah


To celebrate the opening of the hotel, the Waldorf Astoria would like to offer AHIC guests an exclusive rate of just AED1900 from the 3rd to the 6th May 2014
 

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Single room: AED 1050 ++ Inclusive of breakfast
Double room: AED 1150 ++ Inclusive of breakfast

  • Per room per night
  • Rates available until 1st May 2014 for the stay period of 3rd may - 6th May 2014
  • For bookings, please contact H6146@Sofitel.com
   

Melia Dubai

Kuwait Street, 23, Port Rashid
PO Box 116656
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone number for bookings: 00971 4 386 8111
Email: melia.dubai@melia.com

Single/Double Rooms:
AED 600 ++

Above rates are per room, per night, and subject to 10% Municipality Fee and 10% Service Charge.
* Above rates are on room only basis.

 

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

PO Box 4250, Baniyas street
Dubai
UAE

Phone: 971 4 207 1456

Rooms:
AED 600 ++

Reservationsdubaiuae@sheraton.com

 

 

Sofitel The Palm Dubai Resort & Spa

Room: AED 1,750 inclusive of taxes and service charges

Includes:

  • Per room per night
  • Inclusive of breakfast
  • please quote booking code AHIC-2014 upon booking

For any reservation booking, please contact h6541-re@sofitel.com or call +971 4 455 6677

 

 

Golden Tulip Al Barsha

Al Barsha 1 - Dubai - UAE

Phone: 971 4 501 6113

Rooms:
AED 599 - Standard Single Room
AED 699 - Standard Double Room

** Above rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and 10% municapality fees, Bed and Breakfast, per room per night.
 


 

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City

PO BOX 45777      
DUBAI
United Arab Emirates

 


 

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport


For reservations e-mail reservations.dia@mena.premierinn.com or call +971 (0) 4 260 4000 and ask for the special Arabian Hotel Investment Conference Rate.
 


 

Crowne Plaza Dubai                                                 

Sheikh Zayed Road

P.O. Box 23215, Dubai, UAE

 

T: +971 4 331 1111

E: cpdxb@cpdxb.co.ae


 

The Westin Mina Seyahi                                       

Beach Resort & Marina

Al Sufouh Road,
Dubai International Marine Club,
P.O. Box 24883,
Dubai,UAE
T: (+971) 4 399 4141
 

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Al Sufouh Road, 

c/o Dubai International Marine Club

P.O. Box 24883, 

Dubai,UAE

T: (+971) 4 399 3333

 

 

 

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown

Mankhool Road,
4C Street
Bur Dubai
Dubai

Phone:
(971)(4) 3543333


Single/Double Rooms:

AED450 ++ / AED500 ++

* Above rates are inclusive of 10% municipality fee and 10% service charges.
* Above rates are inclusive of Breakfast
* Above rates are NON commissionable
Please note that the above is only a rate offer, valid until 28th January 2013. No space has been blocked yet

 

 

Four Points by Sheraton Sheik Zayed Road

Sheikh Zayed Road · P.O. Box 116162 Dubai

Phone: (971)(4) 3230333

Single/Double Rooms:
AED650 ++/ AED700 ++

* Above rates are inclusive of 10% municipality fee and 10% service charges.
* Above rates are inclusive of Breakfast
* Above rates are NON commissionable
Please note that the above is only a rate offer, valid until 28th January 2013. No space has been blocked yet

 


 

Hilton Dubai Residences

The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 000000, U.A.E TEL: 971-4-3991111 

Hilton Studio Room - AED 850 ++ with breakfast and exclusive of 10% municipality fees & 10% service charge

Hilton Creek

Baniyas Street PO Box 33398, Dubai, 00001, U.A.E TEL: 971-4-227-1111 

Hilton Guest Room - AED 800 ++ with breakfast and exclusive of 10% municipality fees & 10% service charge