LAURENT A. VOIVENEL, SVP OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT, SWISS-BELHOTEL INTERNATIONAL, RANKED AMONG MOST INFLUENTIAL HOTEL PROFESSIONALS IN MENA REGION BY HOTELIER MIDDLE EAST
The much-awaited annual Hotelier Middle East Power 50 list is finally out! Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, has been ranked for the 5th consecutive year among the top 20 hoteliers in the MENA hospitality industry, up by 5 ranks compared to last year. The prestigious Hotelier Power 50 list by Hotelier Middle East recognises and celebrates the region’s 50 most influential hotel professionals for their outstanding performance.
Expressing his delight on this superb achievement, Laurent stated, “It is wonderful to be recognised by the region’s most reputed and popular trade publication. It is an exceptional resource for the hospitality sector providing key industry insights and business trends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of Hotelier Middle East who puts in tremendous effort and energy in bringing out this amazing list that is considered the definitive ranking of the region’s hospitality players. I would also like to congratulate all fellow hoteliers who made it to the list.”
With more than 32 years of experience, including 18 in the Middle East, Laurent is focused on accelerating the growth of Swiss-Belhotel International in the region.
Elaborating on the opportunities, Laurent said, “The hospitality landscape across the region is developing at a rapid pace and we are keen to take advantage of this massive opportunity. Tourism performance in the main cities across the Middle East is expected to remain strong with the fruition of major infrastructure projects such as airport expansions, relaxation of travel policies, increased global connectivity and growth of low-cost carriers, new leisure attractions, enhanced business facilities and a year-long calendar of regional and international events. With 14 well-established brands, we are well equipped to meet the needs of every segment of the market. We are expanding our portfolio of brands across the region both in the upscale as well as in the mid-scale segment. For the first time in the region we have introduced brands such as Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belresidences, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn.