Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of international hotelier Claudio Roscigno to the position of regional director, Middle East & North Africa, based out of the brand’s new regional headquarters in Dubai.
With over 15 years of industry experience and an international pedigree that includes senior executive roles with Rosewood Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Roscigno has developed front office and F&B operations and experienced new hotel openings across three continents. In addition, he has held responsibility for various regional sales office set-ups and headed-up specific task force management projects.
“I am looking forward to maximising the opportunities and overcoming the challenges that an exciting and demanding role like this will afford. The MENA region is one of the fastest-growing luxury hotel markets in the world today and my front office, sales and marketing experience will stand me in good stead, as Preferred Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its regional footprint,” said Roscigno.
On top of ensuring optimal revenue generation and exposure for existing Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties in the region, in his new role, Claudio will be targeting Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Manama, Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon as part of the development plan.