Majid Al Futtaim appoints Simon Barlow as CEO of Hotels Business Unit

August 18, 2014 2:01 pm

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, announced the appointment of Simon Barlow as Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit at Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

George Kostas, Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ CEO, said, “Simon is an accomplished and seasoned international hotel executive with broad exposure across the hotel and property sectors in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. His extensive international experience together with his leadership skills will be very valuable to us as we continue to grow our hotel business.”

Simon has held various senior management roles with Accor, Hilton and most recently, as President of Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific based in Singapore. He gained valuable experience in the hotel property sector in Australia working for the Australian investment bank Babcock & Brown, managing Asia Pacific’s then largest hotel wholesale property trust, TAHL, and as Managing Director of the publicly listed hotel REIT Grand Hotel Group.