Ahmed Riad

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants is excited to announce that Ahmed Riad, based in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria, has joined their team of global sales and marketing hospitality consultants. His multifaceted expertise will provide clients from all over the world his specialized sales and marketing strategies and his experienced leadership skills will bring insight to our team and future clientele.

Ahmed Riad is Managing Director at LUXNATION, offering tailored solutions to the luxury hotel sector specializing in pre-opening and re-positioning strategies, public relations, process optimization plus sales training and coaching. As well, strength in performance analysis, new markets acquisition, business segmentation, and pricing strategies has been proven to bring sound solutions to improve, optimize, and upscale sales and marketing activities.

Throughout his career, Riad successfully built and led sales and marketing teams in both on and up-property roles for global brands and independents, with an emphasis in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) markets. He launched the first luxury travel advisory council in MEA, established Marriott's Luxury Global Sales organization, and co-developed CTES (Corporate Travel Education Sessions) training material. CTES has been used to build a foundation for corporate sellers, which Ahmed implemented in properties across 7 countries in the Middle East. He is also multilingual and speaks Arabic and English fluently, and basic French and German.