Speakers 2017
Rena Chidiac
Asset Manager - Hospitality & Leisure
Aldar Properties

With over 22 years of experience, Rena Chidiac-Farish is a leader in the hospitality sector and has served throughout various parts of the world including the United States and the Middle East. Rena is currently an Asset Manager focused on Hospitality and Leisure for Aldar Properties PJSC, an established real estate development, asset management and investment company with headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Rena has gained her deep expertise by holding various leadership positions in hospitality, including asset management, revenue management and operations. In her current role at Aldar, Rena’s brings great value to the company portfolio, which is comprised of ten hotels that are managed by well-known international and regional operators, a golf course operated by Aldar and ranking 46 in the world, a community marina and beach club. Prior to joining Aldar, Rena was Director of Revenue, NY/NJ Area at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York City for over 5 years between 2010 and 2015 where she played a major role in piloting the company’s two billion dollar investments in revenue management systems and technology. Rena’s previous posts include Complex Director of Revenue for Morgans Hotel Group, known for its luxury lifestyle brand, and Revenue and Reservations Manager at Loews Hotels in New York and Miami Beach, an American upper-upscale brand. In her earlier years in the hospitality Rena held various managerial positions in operations including front office, guest services, guest relations and housekeeping at Le Parker Meridien New York, Le Royal Meridien Bahrain, and Metropolitan Palace Dubai. 


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Sylvie Cartiser

CEO Unfold Consulting

Rena Chidiac

Asset Manager - Hospitality & Leisure Aldar Properties