Hala Matar Choufany

President for HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia and Managing Partner of HVS Dubai

Hala Matar ChoufanyHala is an experienced Managing Partner and Hospitality Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Contract Negotiation, Feasibility Studies, Development Recommendation, Valuation, Asset Management, and Strategic Advisory; she has advised on more than 2,500 hospitality and mixed-use projects in the last 15 years across Europe, MEA 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 speaks frequently at investment coneferences on a range of topics including asset valuation, management issues and women leadership. Hala completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School. She also holds 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. Hala is a board member of Harvard Business School club of the GCC and is a mum of three. Born in Beirut, Hala lived and worked in a number of cities across Europe, Asia and Middle East. For more information, contact Hala at [email protected]

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Luxury on the Horizon in KSA

Traditionally reliant on religious tourism, as well as regional visitation, current projects underway in KSA include The Red Sea, Qiddiya, Amaala, Al Ula and NEOM, to name a few. These developments will become home to some of the largest mixed-use schemes and will undoubtedly encourage travel demand and transform the hospitality landscape and offering.

Hala Matar Choufany in an Interview With WiH GLOBAL - Women in the Work Place

WiH Global ('WiH') stands for women in hospitality and is a global not-for-profit and best-in-class community who believe that by collaborating, we can have greater impact and raise the game to create a hospitality industry which is more diverse and inclusive.

Hala Matar Choufany - Lebanon On The Rise

Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia in an interview with Hospitality News Middle East, discussed the Lebanese tourism potential and recovery path. Hala added, no doubt Lebanon has a natural ability to be a key tourism destination! It is about the culture, destination experience and people's attitude.

Forecasting Future - Hospitality News Interview with Hala Matar Choufany

Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia in an interview with Hospitality News Middle East, discusses the current hospitality performance in the Middle East region, recovery potential and the future investment opportunities.

Bloomberg Interview with Hala Matar Choufany

Hala Matar Choufany, in an interview with Ersoy Erkazanci on Bloomberg HT news channel, discusses the current hospitality performance in Turkey and recovery potential.Turkey has long been an established tourism destination for both domestic and international markets.
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