Selim El Zein


Selim El Zein

AVP Hospitality

Selim specialises in hotel development & asset management for standalone, mixed use and portfolio level hotel projects, and is a specialist in hotel management agreements, hotel operator search & selection, and market financial studies.

Selim’s extensive knowledge of hotel operations allows him to enhance hotel profitability and drive asset value by carrying out strategic operational and financial reviews. . Currently he is responsible for overseeing the hospitality function at Deyaar PJSC for their pipeline of upcoming hotels.

Selim has worked in the tourism and  hotel industry for the past 24 years at an international level. The early part of his career has included experience in tour and hotel operations, finance, F&B and human resources. Having worked for leading organizations in hotel asset development, management, hotel operators, and developers, Selim is an all rounded hotel real estate professional.

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“I am a first time attendee to SASMEA. The conference provided great content and takes a unique approach to doing business – the environment is very engaging to doing business and I had quality conversations with the participants. There was a good number of hospitality and hotel investors not only from the Middle East but also East Africa. I look forward to participating in 2018!”

Cyrill Czerwonka, Dusit Hotels & Resorts

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