EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS

Elie younes, EXECUTIVE vice president and CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Europe, middle east and africa

Brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson
Regional Area: Europe, Middle East and Africa
Contact: + 32 2 702-9348, elie.younes@carlsonrezidor.com

Elie Younes joined the Middle East team as Vice President of Business Development in 2010 to drive growth strategy in the Middle East and some parts of Africa. In 2013, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Head of Group Development where he leads the company’s growth strategy and execution.  He is also a member of Rezidor Hotel Group’s Executive Committee.

Prior to his current role, Elie spent 5 years with HVS International in London where he quickly progressed to the position of Director, overseeing a number of projects, feasibility studies and contract negotiations in EAME as well as advising on over $8 billion worth of hotel real estate. Thereafter, he served as Senior Director of Acquisitions and Development for Starwood Hotels in London and then Vice President Development for the Middle East for Hilton Hotels Worldwide.

Elie has conducted studies in Paris, New York, London and Beirut at universities like Notre Dame, Essec/IMHI, Insead, City University and Cornell. In his free time, Elie enjoys visiting new culture and practicing martial arts. A Lebanese national and English citizen, Elie currently resides in Brussels, Belgium.

 

andrew mclachlan, SENIOR Vice President, Development
africa and indian ocean islands

Brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson
Regional Area: Africa and Indian Ocean Islands
Contact: +27 21 431-2900, andrew.mclachlan@carlsonrezidor.com

Andrew McLachlan's career in the hotel industry started in 1990 before being formally enrolled in an in-house Hotel Management program with Protea Hotels. In 1994 he won the Hotel Graduate of the Year Award in South Africa. He held various management positions including hotel General Manager at a Johannesburg Protea Hotel, Group Brand Communications Manager, and Special Projects Manager.

In December 2006, Andrew joined Carlson Rezidor as Director Business Development and was promoted Senior Director and then Vice President Business Development in January 2009. He established the group's presence in the region through a dedicated development office in Cape Town and is now spearheading Carlson Rezidor's growth strategies in this important emerging market. In 2007 Andrew was appointed Managing Director of Afrinord Hotel Investments, a 35 million EUR financial joint venture company Rezidor formed with the four Nordic Government Investment Funds to help expand its presence in Africa.

A South African national, Andrew McLachlan is based at Carlson Rezidor’s Development office in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

elie milky, VICE PRESIDENT, Development
middle east and africa

Brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson
Regional Area: Middle East and Africa
Contact: +971 4 390-0071, elie.milky@carlsonrezidor.com

In his current role, Elie Milky is responsible for driving expansion opportunities in accordance with the group’s growth strategy across the Middle East and parts of Africa, which remains an area of focus for each of the core brands: Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Red and the Quorvus Collection.

Elie’s strengths lie in his ability to forge strong relationships with new and existing partners and local owners in growing the company’s portfolio across the region through contract negotiations and deal-making. He is adept at assessing market conditions and gathering intelligence, turning opportunities into business.

A Lebanese/Gambian national, Elie has an MBA in International Hospitality Management specializing in Hotel Real Estate and Finance from the renowned IMHI – ESSEC Business School in Paris, in addition to a BA in Hospitality Management & Tourism from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.

 

ARILD HOVLAND, SENIOR Vice President, Development
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson
Regional Area:
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Contact: +32 2 702-9200, arild.hovland@carlsonrezidor.com

Arild Hovland serves as senior vice president for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Hovland heads the team that oversees the growth of management and franchise contracts in Russia, CIS & Baltic States across all brands – Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, and Park Inn by Radisson.

Arild, a Norwegian national, is a 35-year veteran within the hotel industry having gained extensive experience of hotel operation and development working 18 years with international hotel groups in the Far East. In 1994 he moved to Brussels and after a period in which the Rezidor Group grew from 30 to over 200 hotels, went on to launch Rezidor’s Moscow office in 2004. Since moving to Moscow the group has grown from 11 to 54-hotels and from 2,000 guestrooms to in excess of 14,000-guestrooms open in Russia, CIS & Baltics, the Rezidor Hotel Group is the largest hotel operator in the region.

Arild is a graduate from Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne and was made a Carlson Fellow, the company's prestigious lifetime achievement award, for his outstanding work in 2014.




DAVID JENKINS, VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT
RUSSIA, CIS and BALTIC STATES

Brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson
Regional Area: Russia, CIS and Baltics
Contact: 7 499 322 21 84(PA/Russia),  david.jenkins@carlsonrezidor.com

David Jenkins joined Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as Vice President Business Development Russia, Baltics & CIS in 2015, heading the team that oversees the growth of management and franchise contracts in Russia, CIS & Baltic States across all brands – Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, and Park Inn by Radisson.

David, a Scottish national, lives in Moscow since 1995, and prior to joining Carlson Rezidor has been recognized as one of the most respected consultants in the Russian market with JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ and Horwath. Before consulting, he spent 8 years with Interstate in Moscow working for the Marriott properties.

David has a degree in Hospitality Management and now has overall 25 years of experience in the industry from a broad range of skills.

 

SABINA WYSS DI CORRADO, Director of acquisitions and Development, PPHE

Brands: Park Plaza
Regional Area: Europe, Middle East and Africa
Contact: +44 207 034 4804, swyss@pphe.com


Sabina has over 15 years experience in the hospitality sector, having worked as an advisor for Christie + Co, TRI Hospitality Consulting Ltd (now part of CBRE Hotels) and the Unctad/ITC (UN/ WTO) in Ecuador, in addition to operational roles at luxury hotels and airlines in London, Switzerland, Mexico and Australia. Fluent in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, Sabina has carried out projects throughout Europe. She holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland.