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Elie Milky

Vice President Development, Middle East, Cyprus, Greece and Pakistan, Radisson Hotel Group

Elie is currently responsible for driving expansion opportunities and leading Radisson Hotel Group’s strategic growth and hotel portfolio in the Middle East as well as Pakistan, Cyprus, and Greece. His responsibility is to continue to grow the Group’s regional portfolio across each of its core brands: Radisson BLU, Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson RED and Radisson Collection, Radisson Individuals and the recently launched prizeotel and art’otel brands.

A Lebanese national, Elie has several years of experience in development and asset management with international hospitality consultants, as well as a global hotel operator. Elie was formerly part of the HVS team based in London and Dubai, where his focus was on conducting feasibility studies, valuations, investment analyses and strategic advice. He joined Radisson Hotel Group in 2010 as Business Development Manager quickly rising to his current VP role within the organisation. His ability to forge enduring cross-cultural relationships has proven to be a key attribute in a career that has included mandates for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Elie’s strengths lie in his ability to execute strategic agreements for new-build and conversion opportunities while forging strong relationships with new and existing owners. He is adept at assessing market conditions and gathering intelligence, turning opportunities into business. Elie has an MBA in International Hospitality Management, specialising in Hotel Real Estate and Finance, from the renowned IMHI – ESSEC Business School in Paris and a BA in Hospitality Management & Tourism from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.

A passionate hotelier, Elie began his career more than 20 years ago in hotel operations, immersing himself in all facets of hotel management before specialising in hotel real estate, finance, and development.