Sanjeev Agarwala is appointed Chief Operating Officer, Habtoor Hospitality and Al Habtoor Investment. Agarwala re-joins the Al Habtoor Group from Meraas Holding as Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President-Funding where he was instrumental in successfully leading the IPO and Rights Issue of Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Prior to that he had a career spanning 17 years at Al Habtoor Group in various roles including Group CFO and Director Strategy & Business Development as well as various positions at Habtoor Hotels including Chief Investment Officer and Assistant CEO Lebanon. He is a chartered accountant from India and Certified Public Accountant (United States).
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group said, “I wish Sanjeev Agarwala great success in his new role with the Group’s Hospitality and Investment arms. He is a great asset to the senior management team. He returns to the Al Habtoor Group at a busy time. The Group is growing very fast, especially in our hospitality division.”
The Al Habtoor Group has seven domestic hotels and seven international properties. The Dubai-based hotels include the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection (The St. Regis Dubai, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City and W Dubai – Al Habtoor City), Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah; Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection; Metropolitan Hotel Dubai and the soon to open St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club in DubaiLand.
International properties include The Ritz-Carlton Budapest, InterContinental Budapest, Hilton London Wembley, Hotel Imperial Vienna, President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace.