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.

41 )Shuja Zaidi

Shuja Zaidi
Industry : Hospitality, Finance, Retail and Real Estate
Job Title: GM and Vice President of Projects

Shuja Zaidi joined Hilton Worldwide almost 20 years ago, and has worked in locations from Houston and Guam in the US to Northern China before moving to Mecca eight years ago, where Hilton was integrating an extra 800 rooms to its existing 600 at Makkah Hilton and Towers.

He is now heading up Hilton’s involvement in the mammoth Jabal Omar project in Mecca, where Hilton is to open six of the 26 branded hotels planned for the development. The first three of these hotels are due to open in 2013.

In addition, Zaidi is focused on the company’s growth in Riyadh, which will see Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Al Muroj, Hilton Riyadh King Saud University and Hilton Riyadh King Saud University Residence open within the next 12 months.