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.

39 )Vatché Yergatian

Vatché Yergatian
Industry : Hospitality, Finance, Retail and Real Estate
Job Title: CEO

Seasoned hotelier Vatché Yergatian joined Le Mirage Hospitality in May 2010, tasked with the challenge of raising the brand standards of the General Trading Group owned Qatari hotel operator.

Over the past two years, he has managed a brand uplift, including a new image, soon-to-be relaunched website and the upgrade of all service standards, inspired by his 25 years working with hotel giant Marriott International.

The successful project has already had a positive impact on occupancies at the brand’s four hotels, including Le Mirage Village, Le Mirage Executive Apartments and Le Mirage Suites.

At the same time, Yergatian has also been managing the pre-opening of Amari Doha, which will be operated by Thai company Onyx Hospitality and is set to launch on October 1.

Yergatian has dedicated more than 30 years to the hotel industry, with previous positions at brands and hotels including InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Royal Automobile Club of Jordan and Trusthouse Forte-Diplomat Hotel in various locations.