Ishraq Hospitality appoints new interim CEO

Ishraq Hospitality, a division of Mohamed & Obaid AlMulla Group, has appointed Alexander Suski as interim managing director. Suski transitions to interim CEO from his role as Group Director, Business and Commercial Development, Ishraq Hospitality, where he oversaw the business operations and strategic expansion of seven hotel properties under the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG Hotels & Resorts) franchises. ) and Wyndham. . Additionally, he was responsible for driving short and long term business strategies for the portfolio and developing Ishraq Hospitality’s proven hospitality advisory services for investors or hotel owners.

Suski has over 18 years of industry experience spanning Europe and MEA, with over a decade of strategic development in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry in the region. He was Associate Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa, overseeing a portfolio of 48 properties and over 40 future openings in the region. Previously, Suski was Regional Sales and Marketing Manager in Egypt and Bahrain, Kempinksi Hotels, then in the United Arab Emirates as Sales and Marketing Manager at Kempinski Hotel Ajman and Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. In this role, he reinvigorated sales and marketing strategies, market share, profit expansion and hotel brand repositioning to accelerate growth.

Suski’s valuable experience of over a decade in Europe is integral to his understanding of the hospitality industry. He has worked with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) in Warsaw, Sofitel Luxury Hotels (Accor) in Bruges-Ghent-Brussels-Luxembourg-Amsterdam, Crowne Plaza (IHG) in Brussels and De Dikke Van Dale (Fletcher Hotels) in Holland.

His leadership abilities, customer-focused approach, communication skills, coupled with innovative thinking and a deep understanding of the Middle East and Africa market are key to driving the company’s ambitious financial growth and expansion. Mohamed & Obaid AlMulla group.

“I am honored and thrilled to lead Ishraq Hospitality,” says Suski. “Ishraq Hospitality has over a decade of experience operating some of the most prestigious international hotel franchises in Dubai. Our strong, decade-plus partnership with IHG Hotels and Resorts enables rapid expansion of the Holiday Inn Express (HIEX) brand, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the hospitality industry. In addition, Ishraq Hospitality is expanding in the United Arab Emirates and the GCC, expanding into Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and Egypt, bringing its experience and skills to serve a wider market.

“Ishraq Hospitality is proud to play an important role in promoting local hospitality excellence and delivering world-class standards, and we will continue to grow its assets and help boost the sector and economy. adds Suski.

A Belgian national, Suski is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French and holds several professional qualifications. Michael Jordan’s leadership quote inspires him: “I can accept failure; everyone fails sometimes. But I can’t accept not trying again.

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