Costas Verginis

Marriott International, Middle East & Africa

Costas Verginis

Vice President, Lodging & Mixed-Use Development

Costas directs the hotel development activities of all Marriott International hotel brands across Middle East.

Costas is a hospitality professional with 20+ years experience in the hospitality industry and has served the hospitality industry in various capacities, namely hotel operations, hospitality education, hospitality consultancy and hotel development. Costas held various roles in Switzerland, Cyprus, UK, Greece and the UAE.

Before joining Marriott International in 2013, Costas led Deloitte’s hospitality and real estate Middle East consulting team, and in this capacity, he has advised many major developers and hotel owners across the Middle East in areas of corporate strategy, strategic growth, competitive strategy, business planning, hotel asset management, hotel operator selection and market trend analysis.

Costas holds a Ph.D. in real estate real estate finance.  He started his education in a Swiss hotel school, followed by a Master’s Degree and Doctoral degree at the Strathclyde Business School in the UK.

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It’s an amazing conference. It’s a privilege to be among the leaders of this industry. It’s great for networking - I just had an interesting conversation with one of the GCC leaders and I think we will be concluding some new acquisitions and new developments.

Mohamed Fakih, COO, Jannah Hotels & Resorts

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