Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Jad Shamseddin

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Jad Shamseddin joined Al Hokair Group as Managing Director for the Hotels Division since March 2018. Holding a Master Degree in Hospitality Management from Faculty of Tourism, Lebanese University, and has previously held several General Manager roles with renowned hotel operators like Starwood and Intercontinental Hotels Group.

Jad joined Al Hokair Group from Millennium Hotels Middle East & Africa, where he was the Regional Director, new Hotels openings.  To date in his career, Jad has led directly the opening and conversion of over 20 properties, ranging from upper luxury to midscale, over the Middle East, Turkey and Georgia.

In his current role, Jad oversees Al Hokair’s 40+ managed and franchised properties under different brands like IHG, Hilton, Marriott, Golden Tulip, Radisson and the home grown “MENA Hotels” brand that is spreading fast in the Kingdom , as well as the Hotels Division Corporate team and a total team of over 2800 employees.

Furthermore, Jad will overlook Al Hokair expansion plans, having recently confirmed a pipeline of over 16 hotels, including 10 Holiday Inn Express across Saudi Arabia, under an exclusive franchise agreement with IHG.