Promoted Managing Director
At Al Habtoor Group's Hospitality Division in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Habtoor Group, the Dubai conglomerate, said on Friday that it has promoted
Henning Fries to managing director of the company's hospitality division, adding that
he will be responsible for overseeing the opening of the $3bn Al Habtoor City project.
The project, a multi-use development currently under construction, will incorporate three
five star hotels - WESTIN, W Hotel, St Regis - as well as three high-residential towers.
Fries, who joined the Group in early 2013, oversees the global hotel assets, and has
been instrumental in driving growth in the hotels division, the company said in a
Fries recently oversaw the successful opening of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm
Jumeirah, the latest addition to the Al Habtoor Group's growing portfolio.
The Group currently runs and operates hotels in the UAE, Lebanon and Hungary.
Before joining the Al Habtoor Group, Fries oversaw operations for several top brands
including Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, IHG, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Mövenpick
Hotels & Resorts.