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59993 31 Aug 2020

Dubai: Swiss-Belhotel International’s Regional Management Hub for EMEA and India

Dubai Team will now also be responsible for the group’s operations in Europe.

As part of Swiss-Belhotel International’s group development, the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India regions have been merged together. The executive team based in Dubai will now also be responsible for the group’s operations in Europe while working closely with Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International to develop new opportunities across the continent. The brand’s flagship hotel Swiss-Belhotel du Parc, Baden Switzerland will be the operational base for Europe.

Making the announcement, Mr. Faull, stated, “This latest development is aimed at increasing efficiency and flexibility through strategic consolidation of our management and operations across Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India. As we embark on the Covid-19 recovery path, it is more critical than ever to leverage and optimize our resources productively. At the Swiss-Belhotel International we are proud of our team that has demonstrated exceptional resilience and solidarity during these challenging times while ensuring the welfare and safety of our guests, communities and associates.”

Led by Mr. Laurent A Voivenel, Senior Vice President – Operations & Development, EMEA & India; Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources & Talent Development, Swiss-Belhotel International the top members of the EMEA & India region include:

Ms Priyanka Kapoor, the Senior Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, and Group Director - Sales, Marketing, Branding and Communications.

Mr. Devinder K. Sharma, who was Regional Director Technical Services, The Middle East, will now be Senior Regional Director of Technical Services – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

Mr. Feras Aridi, who was Regional Director Finance, The Middle East, will now be Senior Regional Director of Finance – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

Ms Pamela Lago, who was the Administrative Assistant, will continue to assist with the administration to all executives with their wider roles and will also assume the role of Support to SVP Group Human Resources and Talent Development.


About Swiss-Belhotel International

Swiss-Belhotel International is currently in 23 countries, managing a portfolio of more than 145* hotels, resorts and projects located in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bahrain, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Tanzania.  Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for nine years, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are strategically located in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, China, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Vietnam covering Oceania, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Regions.  

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