Episode 2: Guy Hutchinson, Rotana
In this podcast with Guy Hutchinson, President & CEO Rotana, we explore how Rotana was able to pull itself back from the setback COVID put the hospitality industry in, and how it outperformed itself from pre-pandemic days in such a less time. Guy also discusses Rotana's plans for expansion in the Saudi market, and his panel discussion at the upcoming Future Hospitality Summit in Riyadh this May.
Guy Hutchinson is President & CEO of Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. Hutchinson is responsible for developing and executing the strategic direction of Rotana and devising and implementing short- and long-term strategies to help the company realize its expansion plans. In addition, he provides executive oversight of all aspects of Rotana’s day-to-day operations.
00:00:00 - 00:00:11 FHS Podcast Intro
00:00:12 - 00:00:29 Introduction
00:00:30 - 00:01:19 Performance of Rotana post-pandemic
00:01:20 - 00:02:04 How did Rotana cross pre-pandemic numbers so quickly?
00:02:05 - 00:02:51 Expansion plans of Rotana
00:02:52 - 00:03:45 Financial challenges for development
00:03:46 - 00:05:25 Rotana as a local brand going global
00:05:26 - 00:06:44 Opportunities in the Saudi market
00:06:45 - 00:07:58 Guy Hutchinson at Future Hospitality Summit 2022