Vice President of Technical Services MEA @ InterContinental Hotels Group
Vice President Design and Construction EMEA @ Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
25 years in MEA region of which 20+ years experience is dedicated to all aspects of hotel and hospitality design and construction. Hotels have ranged from 3 star limited service product to 5 star luxury and upper-upscale in both urban and resort locations, new-builds and renovations, heritage hotels and rebrandings in many countries and under varying circumstances
25 years in MEA region of which 20+ years experience is dedicated to all aspects of hotel and hospitality design and construction. Hotels have ranged from 3 star limited service product to 5 star luxury and upper-upscale in both urban and resort locations, new-builds and renovations, heritage hotels and rebrandings in many countries and under varying circumstances and conditions.
In this time I have probably been involved to some extent in some 150+ hotel and mixed use projects that have made it to site, constructed and opened.
Experienced in the design and construction requirements of Branded Residences, Whole Ownership and Fractional Residential requirements.
Providing input on all aspects of hospitality design from site selection, brand suitability, budget setting, consultant selection, area summary preparation, interior design and food and beverage concept development, project supervision, testing, commissioning and handover. All done in a pragmatic and straightforward manner.
Responsible for Technical Service Agreement (TSA) fees of $3m+ per annum.
Responsible for leading and mentoring a team of design and construction and interior design professionals for both IHG and FRHI leading to the development of industry leading hospitality design and construction input for Owners and Developers.
Head of Hospitality & SVP Design and Construction @ Responsible for all aspects of Sisban Holdings Hospitality and Food and Beverage related design, construction and operational requirements.
Brands and projects can be viewed on www.sisban.com
Currently responsible for the development of projects totaling circa 1.5 billion SAR ($400m) which covers predominantly Sisban's Hotel/Hospitality and Food and Beverage developments. Responsible for overseeing site selection requirements, brand fit, project budgets, specialist consultancy/contractor RFP's and contract awards, project value engineering processes, project procurement overview of strategy to suit each project, ROI assessments, project payment processes, RFI and VO responsibilities.
Projects and Brands include:
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Swissotel Hotels and Resorts
Asia de Cuba
Dominic Ansel Bakery
Red Farm From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Vice President Design and Construction EMEA @ Fully responsible for all aspects of the design and construction requirements for the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands in Europe, Middle East and Africa. From February 2008 to Present (7 years 11 months) Vice President of Technical Services MEA @ Fully responsible for all technical services duties in MEA for the Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties in the region ranging from Capex approvals, renovations and new-builds. Was responsible for the initial roll-out of the Holiday Inn Express designs and specifications for MEA, taking a successful and cost effective European design model and regionalizing it to suit Middle Eastern budgets and guest expectations. (Dubai Internet City, Safa Park, Dubai Airport, Manama Bahrain) From January 1997 to February 2008 (11 years 2 months)
Higher National Diploma in Building Technology, Building Construction Technology @ Ayr Technical College Steven Jones is skilled in: Hotels, Hospitality Industry, Hospitality, Resorts, Renovation, Luxury, Food & Beverage, Restaurants, Pre-opening, Hotel Management, Hospitality Management, Residential Homes, Construction, Mixed-use, Leisure
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