Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Selim El Zyr

Selim El Zyr

Industry: Hospitality

Company: Rotana Hotels

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE (Lebanon)

Only 20 years since he co-launched Rotana alongside chairman
Nasser Al Nowais, Selim El Zyr’s chain has 46 hotels in operation across the
Middle East, with another six due to open this year.

When he hands over the reins to his successor at the end of
2013, Rotana will be overseeing roughly 100 hotels, either in operation or
under construction. It’s the kind of growth rate that could soon see Rotana
take its place in the pantheon of the Middle East’s few global brands, alongside
Emirates and Al Jazeera.

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