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Hala Matar Choufany

Hala Matar Choufany, MRICS is the Managing Director of HVS Dubai and is responsible for the firm's valuation and consulting work in the Middle East and North Africa. Since joining HVS, she has worked on several mid and large scale mixed use developments and conducted numerous valuations, feasibility studies, operator search, strategy advice, return on investment and market studies in Europe, MENA and Asia. Hala has in-depth expertise in regional hotel markets and a broad exposure to international markets and maintains excellent contacts with developers, owners, operators, investment institutions and government entities. Hala holds an MPhil from Leeds University, U.K., an MBA in Finance and Strategy from IMHI (Essec- Cornell) University, Paris, France and a BA in Hospitality Management from Notre Dame University, Lebanon. Hala is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Articles by Hala Matar Choufany (11)

Middle East Hotel Survey 2014 Edition Fast Forward and Rewind

In 2013, the Middle East region continued to witness turmoil & instability, at the same time, it achieved historical milestones. While some of the countries endure chaos, others manage to capitalize on their stability, reporting unprecedented growth. The Middle East Hotel Survey ...

Cairo Sharm El Sheikh Before and After

Egypt has endured dramatic political turmoil and instability over the course of the last two years. Beginning in January 2011, the Egyptian Revolution began as a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which despite its non-violent nature, resulted in 846 dead and 6,000 injured. ...

HVS In Focus: Seychelles

Continued involvement from the Seychelles Tourism Board and limited supply in the pipeline will enable the Seychelles hotel market to rebound in 2012 from contractions witnessed in preceding years. Tourist visitation has shown a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.25% between ...

Middle East Hotel Survey 2010 - Reshuffling the Deck

HVS's Middle East Hotel Survey for 2010 covers 259 hotels totaling 68,888 rooms. The number of participating hotels has increased 85% on last year's survey )or a 74% increase in the total number of rooms'. Our sample this year includes branded four/star and five/star hotels, ...

Beirut and Beyond An Unparalleled Insight

This article looks at Lebanon's hotel and tourism market, and investigates the investment, real estate and lending sectors of the hotel industry as investors, owners, developers, lenders and operators scramble for opportunities in Beirut and beyond.