Industry Update
Appointment 6 March 2020

Samy Boukhaled

Appointed VP of Operations in the UAE
At Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the UAE, United Arab Emirates

 Samy Boukhaled

Millennium Hotels & Resorts has appointed Samy Boukhaled as its VP of operations in the UAE.

Previously in the VP of operations in Saudi Arabia, Millennium explained Boukhaled was "instrumental" in the group's expansion throughout the Kingdom.

Now applying his skills to the UAE, the hospitality veteran will oversee all operational aspects of Millennium properties in the country. Reporting to Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA CEO Kevork Deldelian, Boukhaled will play a pivotal role in the opening of several properties in the UAE this year.

An MBA holder in international hotel management, Boukhaled brings more than 30 years of experience to his role. He has previously held positions at Accor and Sofitel, working across France, Bahrain, Morocco and KSA.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc

Millennium Hotels and Resorts is the umbrella brand of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, a global hospitality management and real estate group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MLC). The company owns and/or manages a worldwide portfolio of more than 136 hotels, offering over 40,000 rooms in business and leisure destinations in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
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