Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Nicholas Naples

Chief Executive Officer
Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Nicholas Naples brings three decades of experience in luxury hospitality to AMAALA Project. He has worked with some of the most successful names in the industry,including Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons, and has led a number of multi-billion-dollar greenfield integrated resort development projects. He has senior level experience in the development and operations of a number of five-star hotels and mixed-use integrated resorts, retail malls, sports facilities and residential properties.

Among the most notable positions he has held are roles as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations and Development for leading integrated resort companies in the USA, China and Vietnam. He completed 17 new projects and operated a portfolio of over 30 resort properties for Caesar’s Entertainment and was one of the first senior executives from the USA to take up a leadership development role in Macau, China, in 2006. There, his responsibilities included the development of a 6-million-square-foot movie-studio-themed casino resort and a 13.5-millionsquare- foot integrated resort project, as well as the operation of a 5-million-squarefoot luxury integrated resort property, all on the famed Cotai Strip in Macau.

Nicholas holds a master’s of management from Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School, School of Hotel Administration.