President of Hotels Operations
Hassan Ahdab is the President of Hotels Operations for Dur Hospitality, a leading Saudi hospitality company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At present, he oversees operations, aligns the company’s vision to the growth of its portfolio across the Kingdom and manages 9 operating hotels and 05 hotels currently under development.
Beginning his career in 1979, Hassan Ahdab possesses over 30 years of rich experience in hospitality and has been recognized as a stalwart and one of the most progressive and energetic leaders in the industry.
Prior to his current role, he held several significant positions in the finance and operations sectors including CEO at Retaj Hospitality Group – Doha, Vice President & Regional Director for Africa & Indian Ocean Operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Managing Director on assignment in Seychelles, General Manager for Le Meridien Libreville – Gabon, Complex Manager of Le Méridien l’Habitation and Le Domaine de Longvilliers – Saint Martin, as well as Area General Manager of Le Méridien Hotels in the Caribbean & French West Indies.
Complimenting his multi-faceted skills, Hassan Ahdab holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce & Accounts Management from Damascus University, and received the CEHMI (Geneva) honorary title – Executive Doctor for International Relations.
He holds the 21st rank in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50 List 2019, and has been a continued participant and speaker at the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) and the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC).
Additionally, Dur’s Hotel Operations arm has earned a range of accolades from awarding bodies such as World Travel Awards, Haute Grandeur and HORECA, for its properties operating under its subsidiary brand Makarem Hotels, and those operating under partnership with Marriott International and Intercontinental Hotel Group.
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Hassan Ahdab , President of Hotels Operations, Dur Hospitality
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