Industry Update
Appointment14 August 2018

Nicolas Villemin

Appointed Regional Director - Middle East & North Africa
At Preferred Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nicolas VilleminPreferred Hotels & Resorts appoints Nicolas Villemin as regional director for Middle East & North Africa. In his new role, Villemin will bring 20 years of industry experience. As regional director, he will be based in Dubai and will oversee the efforts to maintain the retention and expansion of the brand's Middle Eastern and North African portfolio. Preffered Hotels' executive vice president of South Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia Saurabh Rai said Villemin's role will also include looking into gap markets in the region for the company. Villemin has worked in the Middle East for more than 10 years and has previously served in senior executive positions and consultancy roles for luxury hotel brands such as Viceroy, Shangri-La and Habtoor Hospitality. Originally from Switzerland, Villemin is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.

Hotel Institute Montreux

Nicolas Villemin (Class of 1996) is a graduate of Hotel Institute Montreux in Montreux - Switzerland
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion.
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