New VP development for EMEA joins Minor Hotels

New VP development for EMEA joins Minor Hotels


Minor Hotels appointed Ramine Behnam as vice president development for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Behnam will be responsible for continuing to drive strategic growth for Minor Hotels in key destinations across EMEA. In addition to a number of hotel management agreements (HMAs) awaiting imminent signing, Minor Hotels currently has a strong pipeline of future properties under development in the region including in the UAE (Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritius and the Maldives.

Behnam’s career in hospitality development, operations, consulting and asset management includes senior roles with JLL Middle East & Africa in Dubai and the M.A. Kharafi Group in development, acquisitions and asset management, based out of Cairo. Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Behnam held the position of director of development with Starwood Hotels and subsequently Marriott International – Middle East & Africa, in Dubai.


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