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2014 Speakers

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Bernard Forster

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Rami Moukarzel

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa , Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Elie Younes

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Selim El Zein

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Pascal Gauvin

Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

Deputy Secretary General - Investments, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Gordon Drake

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

Andrew Clough

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Nenad Pacek

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Oliver Ebner

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Yousuf Lootah

Executive Director Tourism Development & Investments , Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM)

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Filippo Sona

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Frits van Paasschen

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

Costas Verginis

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Rui M. Barros

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Christoph Härle

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Neil George

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

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