Nehme Imad Darwiche

Jannah Hotels & Resorts

Nehme Imad Darwiche

President & Chairman of Darwiche Worldwide Legacy; CEO of Jannah Hotels & Resorts in United Arab Emirates

Born in Lebanon on November 28, 1984. He attended the University of Hospitality Management in Beirut from 2001-2003. He also earned certificates at Berry College - Campbell School of Business: Masters Business Administration, Hospitality Management (2005-2009); Emirates Academy/Ecole de Lausanne: Certification of Kitchen & Restaurant Management in the 21st century (2005-2007) and at E-Cornell: Certification of Restaurant Profitabilty/Real Estate/Valuation (2009-2011).

Nehme started his career as Stewarding Supervisor at Gefinor Rotana. This position gave him exposure to various meetings and exhibitions, one of them, a seminar on Emotional Intelligence, struck a cord and inspired Nehme to start a long and continued journey of self-study and education. Within Rotana Group he grew from Stewarding Supervisor to Assistant F&B Manager.

In September 2009, Nehme left Rotana Group and joined Qasr Al Sarab, Anantara, located in the Liwa Desert. Within three months, he was ready for his next promotion as Food & Beverage Manager. At this time he met Abu Matar Al Mansouri, a real life Bedouin who taught him everything about the life in the desert and the noble tradition of Bedouin hospitality.

Two years later Nehme joined Anantara’s Desert Island Resort as Executive Assistant Manager. After 7 months, he moved to Abu Dhabi to join the pre-opening team of Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara as Hotel Manager.

During this time, market opportunity was identified in luxury serviced apartments and Nehme was part of a team that analyzed the business feasibility, created business models and proposals for another luxury apartment venture. It was during this phase that Nehme’s vision for Jannah Hotels & Resorts was born.

With a wealth of make-it-happen skills and a deep attachment to the region’s indigenous traditions, Nehme brings passion and know-how to Jannah Hotels & Resorts international team. He spearheads the vision of the company and ensures that every step from well-devised strategies through to detailed operational management initiatives, are delivered professionally and successfully.

As the President and Chairman of Darwiche Worldwide Legacy (DWL), he is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that every step that DWL takes stems from the successful execution of carefully devised strategies and that detailed operational management initiatives are delivered professionally and flawlessly.

Understanding his purpose and with a clear vision for the future, Nehme is a firm believer of “continuous knowledge development” and has structured a highly efficient team that allows him to keep his finger on the pulse of day-to-day operations ensuring that DWL will be guided fruitfully into the next generation and those that follow.

DWL Businesses:

  • Darwiche Worldwide Hotels (Jannah Hotels & Resorts, Andalus Hotels & Resorts, Bed o Inn)
  • Darwiche Worldwide Restaurants
  • Darwiche Worldwide Technology
  • Darwiche Worldwide Properties
  • Darwiche Worldwide Distribution
  • Darwiche Worldwide Industries
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