Third-party hotel management on the rise


Ahead of their participation in the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) in Dubai next week, Hala Matar Choufany, President Middle East, Africa and South Asia for HVS, and Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality spoke how third party management has evolved over the years with a focus on the Middle East and Africa.

Hala and Bani, who have known each other for 23 years, discuss the evolution of the third-party and white-label hotel management model in the region, approaching the subject from their respective roles in the industry as a consultant and operator. They discuss the major shift the industry has seen with regards to the third-party hotel management model, the main drivers of this increase in demand – including the Covid-19 pandemic – and the benefits of the independent management model for the owners.

They will discuss this topic in more detail at FHS in Dubai next week during the panel on Day 2 of the September 20 conference titled: “Third Party Management on the Rise: What Hotel Owners Should Consider”, which will be moderated by Rabih Feghali, Board Member, Hospitality Asset Manager”s Association MEA. They will be joined by panelists Euan McGlashan, Global Founder & CEO of Valor Hospitality Partners and David Todd, Head of Operations Middle East and Africa for IHG Hotels & Resorts.

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Future Hospitality Summit (FHS)

Date: September 19-21, 2022
Location: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Host Sponsor: Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Platinum Sponsors: Accor, Dur Hospitality, Hilton, Marjan, Millennium Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Hotel Group

Emerald Sponsors: Emaar Hospitality Group, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, NEOM, Rotana, Royal Commission for AlUla, SMIT Morocco and Taiba Investments.

Gold Sponsors: Aleph Hospitality, CBRE, Colliers, Compass Project Consulting, Dentons, ELAF Group, ENVI Lodges, GG&Grace International, Hospitality Management Holding, HVS, The Indian Hotels Company, Insignia, Interior360, Ishraq Hospitality, IT Hospitality Group, Knight Frank, Louvre Hotels Group, LXA, Mapal Group, Minor Hotels, OBMI, PwC Middle East, QUO, SSH, STR, Valor Hospitality Partners and Voltere by egis.

Silver Sponsors: Deutsche Hospitality and Katch.

supporters: Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), Sustainable Hospitality Challenge and Women in Hospitality (WiH).

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