Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

17 – 19 April 2018

AHIC Village, Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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Speaker profile

Naim Maadad

Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality

With over 28 years in the hospitality world across Australia, Asia, & the Middle East in various senior management roles, I have launched & operated some of the world’s best Hotels, Resorts, Spas & Lifestyle Food & Beverage Concepts.

My career has exposed me to some of the best properties around the world and I was fortunate to partake & orchestrate several amazing openings & operations.

Covering a wide spectrum of positions within senior leadership, including the role of Managing Director for both Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and The Anantara Group respectively. During my time with these exclusive properties, I was instrumental in nurturing sound relationships with owners, securing the best possible locations, negotiating and formalising contractual agreements, and appointing teams to infuse and reflect the ethos of the brands.  

Being based in the ME over the past 18 years, I have witnessed tremendous industry growth, gained a deep cultural understanding & have been endorsed by principals & organizations alike.  

In 2012, I have established “Gates Hospitality” A homegrown Hospitality Company representing handpicked Concepts catering for the affluent life-stylers.  

Gates Hospitality, the parent company of well-known homegrown brands such as; Ultra Brasserie, the internationally acclaimed concept; Reform Social & Grill Dubai, Folly by Nick & Scott, as well as Publique, Dubai's premier "Apres Ski chalet", The Lion by Nick & Scott , Bistro Des Arts, Via Veneto Osteria e Cucina and the ownership of Six Senses Zighy Bay.  

Continuing the successful growth of Gates Hospitality’s portfolio, Red Farm at Covent Garden, London, U.K. will be our first global foray of the group vide an international venue outside the region.

In principal, GH expertise that are extended  & indicative but not limited to; Hospitality Guidance | Asset Management | Pre-opening Foundation | Day-to-day Operational Success.  

My philosophy & approach are simple, connecting like-minded investors, operators & brands to define concepts, successful portfolios & continue on shaping the global hospitality industry.  

Affiliations - on the Advisory Boards of :-

  • Caterer Middle East
  • Hotelier Middle East
  • BNC Publishing
  • Middle East Food Forum
  • New Zealand Trade & Enterprise    

Contributing Columnist for magazines :-

  • Hotelier Middle East
  • Caterer Middle East
  • Hospitality News Middle East