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Hotelier Middle East's Power 50 2011 Honours Roya International CEO Ahmed Ramdan

Numbers 50-31 revealed in Hotelier’s 2011 Power 50. 8th September 2011

Ahmed Ramdan

Chief Executive Officer, Roya International

Seasoned consultant Ahmed Ramdan, CEO of Ròya International, is a man in demand. Since setting up Ròya International in 1998 following a career in operations, Ramdan’s creativity has resulted in projects such as Shangri-La Abu Dhabi, which was designed, built and ready for operation in less than two years and The Monarch, featuring the largest suite in the Middle East.

Most recently, he led the development and opening of Media One Hotel in Dubai and the Talal Liwa Hotel, which he launched in less than nine months. And never one to shy away from a challenge, upcoming projects include a resort on Saadiyat Island, the first Dusit in Abu Dhabi and Bab Al Bahr — A Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Ajman.

Ròya International has also increased its asset management services with the launch of Hotel Management Oversight Services in partnership with Deloitte, and at the same time, Ramdan is working closely to support the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority in a variety of tourism initiatives.