Vice President Development
Radisson Hotel Group
Elie heads expansion opportunities and leads Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic growth and hotel portfolio in Cyprus and Greece, as well as the Middle East region. His responsibility is to grow the Group’s regional portfolio to over 150 hotels and 30,000+ keys by 2030 across each of Radisson Hotel Group’s core brands: Radisson Collection, Radisson BLU, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Individuals, as well as the newly-launched art’otel brand. A Lebanese national with over 15 years’ experience in development and asset management with international hospitality consultants, as well as a global hotel operator, Elie was formerly part of the HVS team based in London and in Dubai, where his focus was on conducting feasibility studies, valuations, ROI analyses and giving strategic advice. He joined Radisson Hotel Group in 2010 as Development Manager quickly rising to his current VP role within the organisation. His ability to forge enduring cross-cultural relationships has proven to be a key attribute in a career that has included mandates for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Elie’s strengths lie in his ability to execute strategic agreements for new-build and conversion opportunities while forging strong relationships with new and existing owners. He is adept at assessing market conditions and gathering intelligence, turning single asset and portfolio opportunities into business. Elie has an MBA in International Hospitality Management specialising in Hotel Real Estate and Finance from the renowned IMHI – ESSEC Business School in Paris and a BA in Hospitality Management & Tourism from Notre Dame University in Lebanon. A passionate hotelier, Elie began his career 20 years ago in hotel operations immersing himself in all facets of hotel management before specialising in hotel real estate, finance and development. He is currently based in Dubai.