By Staff writer
Aboudi Asali replaces Voivenel and will spearhead company’s regional expansion
Dubai-based dry hotel operator Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has
appointed Aboudi Asali as chief executive officer to steer its regional
Asali, who replaces Laurent Voivenel, has over 20 years
of hospitality experience, starting at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.
He has worked at Arthur Andersen as a real estate and
hospitality consultant in Bahrain and London and then as Marriott
International’s vice president international lodging development where he
signed over 40 hotels across the region.
In 2012, Asali established a company to guide hotel
operators and owners in the Middle East and Africa region, negotiating a number
of contracts with Hilton, IHG, and Starwood.
He has also worked as the senior vice president
development at Jumeirah Group, expanding the Jumeirah and the Venu lifestyle
brand in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Europe.
“Asali will be a key member of our management team
with a clear mandate for identifying growth opportunities for the expansion of
HMH’s portfolio in the hospitality sector fulfilling our strategic vision,”
company vice chairman Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi said in a
Founded in 2003, HMH is a fully integrated hotel
management company and caters to varied market segments from luxury to budget.