Selim El Zein
AVP – Hospitality
Selim specializes in hotel development & asset management for standalone, mixed use and portfolio level hotel projects, and is a specialist in hotel management agreements, hotel operator search & selection, and market financial studies.
Selim’s extensive knowledge of hotel operations allows him to enhance hotel profitability and drive asset value by carrying out strategic operational and financial reviews. . Currently he is responsible for overseeing the hospitality function at Deyaar PJSC for their pipeline of upcoming hotels.
Selim has worked in the tourism and hotel industry for the past 23 years at an international level. The early part of his career has included experience in tour and hotel operations, finance, F&B and Human Resources.
Having worked for leading organizations in hotel asset development, management, hotel operators, and developers, Selim is an all rounded hotel real estate professional.
Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media (IHM)
Nick Turner, Principal, Laura Ashley Hotels, Resorts & Tearooms
Selim El Zein, AVP – Hospitality, Deyaar
Mariano Faz, Head of Asset Management, The First Group