Elie heads expansion opportunities and leads Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic growth and hotel portfolio in Cyprus and Greece, as well as the Middle East region. His responsibility is to grow the Group’s regional portfolio across each of Radisson Hotel Group’s core brands: Radisson Collection, Radisson BLU, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Individuals, as well as the newly-launched prizeotel and art’otel brands.
A Lebanese national with over 20 years’ experience in operations, development and asset management with international hospitality consultants, as well as a global hotel operator, Elie was formerly part of the HVS team based in London and in Dubai, where his focus was on conducting feasibility studies, valuations, ROI analyses and giving strategic advice. He joined Radisson Hotel Group in 2010 as Development Manager quickly rising to his current VP role within the organisation. His ability to forge enduring cross-cultural relationships has proven to be a key attribute in a career that has included mandates for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Elie’s strengths lie in his ability to execute strategic agreements for new-build and conversion opportunities while forging strong relationships with new and existing owners. He is adept at assessing market conditions and gathering intelligence, turning single asset and portfolio opportunities into business.
Elie has an MBA in International Hospitality Management specialising in Hotel Real Estate and Finance from the renowned IMHI – ESSEC Business School in Paris and a BA in Hospitality Management & Tourism from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.