Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

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

Speaker profile

Nathan Hones

Chief Operating Officer & Partner, Carter Associates

Nathan is a highly qualified architectural and project management professional with over 24 years client and consultant-side property development experience in Australia and the UAE.  He is now Partner at Carter Associates, a project consultancy and project management firm established in Dubai and working across the MENA region.  Carter Associates works with hotel owners and operators to identify opportunities for increasing efficiencies and revenue and decreasing costs and then project manage the implementation of the agreed strategy.  They have advised numerous hotels including the Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Movenpick Bur Dubai, Movenpick JBR, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and the Grand Hyatt Dubai to name a few. 

Nathan obtained an Architecture Degree with honours from Sydney University, finishing 1st in his graduating year in Architectural Design and awarded on the Dean's Honour List.  He then obtained a Diploma in Project Management and an MBA majoring in Construction & Real Estate from the UK.  Since coming to the Middle East in 2004, Nathan has enjoyed a number of key positions with both architectural consultants and UAE real estate developers, working on numerous multi-billion dirham hotel and hospitality projects.  He has a reputed industry standing having judged five property award events including Cityscape Global, Cityscape Abu Dhabi, Cityscape Jeddah, International Commercial Property Awards and Middle East Architect Awards and he is often called upon for expert commentary on hotel and hospitality related issues in the UAE.

Nathan’s focus in Carter Associates surrounds the challenges facing the UAE hospitality sector, in particular in relation to new build hotel project management as well as strategic planning and project management of hotel refurbishments in the MENA region.