Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim has also been appointed CEO of Tetra Hospitality Investment, the company that owns and operates numerous hotel assets across the region, including Millennium Hotels & Resorts.
Two decades of experience
He brings more than 20 years of regional experience across the real estate and professional services industries, having worked in various leadership roles with prominent real estate developers in Dubai.
Kazim reportedly has a deeper understanding of the brand from an ownership lens and with this wealth of knowledge aims to reinforce the Millennium Hotels & Resorts brand as a regional specialist with a strategic focus on community-driven initiatives and introducing talent programmes to boost localisation.
He said: “It is an honour to be appointed as CEO of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Africa. I have closely watched the brand establish and grow its position as a key contender in the regional hospitality space.
“I now look forward to supporting the growth and solidifying the brand’s vision as it enters a new phase of expansion and development. We will strengthen our position as a regional specialist in the industry through empowering our hotel teams to deliver exceptional guest experiences that build brand advocacy.”
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, commented: “I am delighted that Fahad has joined us at this exciting time in our company’s evolution. The combination of his experience, culture, and drive makes him an ideal fit for Millennium Hotels & Resorts, MEA to enable the next stages of our growth. I hope our company will reach new achievements under his strategic direction.”
Already in the regional pipeline are Millennium Place Doha, adding 150 keys to Qatar in July; Millennium Central Jeddah, bringing 220 rooms to Saudi Arabia in Q3 this year; and the 184-key Millennium Desert Resort Ras Al Khaimah heading to the UAE in Q4 2023.