Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the appointment of Ramzy Fenianos as Vice President Development for Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Ramzy brings over 10 years’ extensive experience in hospitality and real estate. Focusing on business development, strategic planning and asset management in international hospitality branding and business development, his prestigious background includes Bouygues Real Estate Group and Emerige Group in France, and Sama Dubai Holding Group and IFA Hotels & Resorts in Dubai. Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Ramzy held the position of Vice President Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Ramzy is French and fluent in English and Arabic and is based at Minor Hotels’ regional office in Dubai. He holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance, Major Investments and Developments from ESPI (Ecole Superieure Des Professions Immobiliere) in France, as well as an Advanced Certification in Real Estate and Hotel Investment from Cornell University in the US.
Commenting on the appointment, James Kaplan, Senior Vice President Development, said, “It is a privilege to bring Ramzy on board to lead the expansion of new hotels. Minor Hotels’ various brands are growing dynamically across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and his strong expertise will lead Minor Hotels to exciting new milestones in key destinations.”