A recognized stalwart of the Middle East hospitality industry, Amine Moukarzel was the driving force behind the launch of some of the most successful hotels in the region, including the Crowne Plaza hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi , the Hilton Corniche Residence in Abu Dhabi, Royal Tulip, Tulip Inn, and Golden Tulip among others.
After more than 35 years working with leading international hotel groups, Amine Moukarzel decided it was time to create his own regionally inspired hospitality projects and to establish a company to balance local knowledge with global standards. Flamingo Hospitality Management Company was born in 1998 with three employees, and today the company operates throughout the Middle East & North Africa under its local brand and represents through its global partnership one of the largest international hotel companies in the world.
Amine leads an executive team responsible for the branding, development, franchising and management of hotels across the MENA region under the brands of Louvre Hotels Group, considered as one of the largest midscale hotel operators in the marketplace with a robust pipeline with over 50% growth in the short term.
Amine is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including Hotelier Middle East (ranked as Top 9) , Hotelier Express Middle East ranked as Top 6 2017, Hospitality award at HORECA 2009, being named “Man of the Year” by ‘General Manager’ magazine in 2011, recipient of a “Gold Medal” for Tourist Investment Management at the Tatweej Academy of Excellence Awards, Listed in the Meet 100 influential Lebanese figures around the world) and many more.
He is currently a member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and an advisory board member of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference and the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, he is the Vice President of Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurant Association, Vice President- Middle East of International Hotels and Restaurant Association (IHRA). Amine is also the President of Louvre Hotels Group having long years of experience of operating the Golden Tulip brands and now with the Louvre Hotels Group brands aiming to reach 100 hotels by 2020.
See Amine Moukarzel speak in the following sessions: