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.

45 )Paul Arnold

Paul Arnold
Industry : Hospitality, Finance, Retail and Real Estate
Job Title: Vice President Development − Europe, Middle East and Africa

Over the past year, Paul Arnold has continued to drive Rosewood Hotels and Resorts development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Currently, the company operates three hotels in the Middle East – Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh and Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah — but Arnold is focused on the brand’s growth in the region. A luxury hotel is expected to debut in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi before the year is out, with Rosewood Dubai also underway.

Arnold joined Rosewood last year following 12 years working globally with Ernst & Young, five of which were spent in the United States before relocating to the Dubai office where he helped establish and eventually became responsible for leading the company’s real estate, hospitality and leisure advisory services practice across the Middle East and North Africa region.