has appointed Mr Patrick Heuze as Senior Corporate Director of Development & Operations.
Mr Heuze is mandated to expand the group’s businesses and align its global growth goals with the overall vision of Emaar Properties to become
one of the most valuable companies in the world by 2010. He will select and evaluate potential business partners and third-party operators to
work with Emaar Hospitality Group.
Mr Heuze will continue to oversee the day-to-day management of the Nuran Serviced Residences; Hayya! recreation clubs; Arabian Ranches
Golf Club; The Montgomerie, Dubai; Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club; Dubai Marina Yacht Club; and Al Manzil, Qamardeen and The Palace, The
Old Town hotels apart from Emaar Hospitality’s international projects.
Mr Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group,
said, “Emaar Hospitality Group is fast consolidating its diverse portfolio in
the UAE and expanding to new markets in line with the overall geographic expansion of Emaar Properties. With his international experience and
breadth of expertise, Patrick will work to further building the Emaar Hospitality roster and giving it a distinct identity globally.”
added, “Emaar has an established presence in 36 markets and logically Emaar Hospitality Group will expand our reach to these
destinations. In taking the group to an international audience, it is important to have reliable partners who are aligned with our overall operational
and development ethos. This will be one of the thrust areas for Emaar in the coming months, apart from consolidating our existing businesses.”
A French national, Mr Heuze has several years of international experience, having worked with renowned hotel groups in the Maldives, Thailand,
Cameroon, Hong Kong and Japan. He holds a Hotel Management Degree from the Bordeaux Hotel School and graduated in the General
Managers Program at Cornell University.
Emaar Hospitality Group has total assets with a development value of over US$1 billion (AED 3.67 billion), and recently unveiled The Address
Hotels & Resorts, a five star premium hotel brand that will open its first properties in Dubai – The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai; The Address,
Dubai Mall and The Address, Dubai Marina - later this year.
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