Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2012

Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50, the only list that recognises and celebrates the top 50 hotel professionals working in the Middle East hospitality industry.

25 )Sultan B. Al Otaibi

Sultan B. Al Otaibi
Industry : Hospitality, Finance, Retail and Real Estate
Job Title: General Manager

Riyadh-based Makarim Hospitality Group, the operating arm of Saudi Arabia Hotels and Resorts Co, was only established two years ago but has made impressive progress under the leadership of general manager Sultan Al Otaibi.

While the parent company has been owning and operating hotels in Saudi Arabia for a quarter of a century, Al Otaibi has been tasked with growing the Makarim brand portfolio across Saudi Arabia.

Born and bred in Saudi Arabia, he is responsible for nine operating hotels, with another signed property in the pipeline — Makarim Mina Hotel in Makkah — due to open in quarter four, 2012.

In the past year, Al Otaibi has successfully opened three new hotels in the Kingdom; Makarim Al Bait Hotel and Makarim Umm Al Qura Hotel both in Makkah, and Makarim Residence Rawdah in Jeddah.