We're pleased to share a significant development at Al Handal International Group. Recently, we had an insightful meeting with the global leader in the hospitality sector Accor Group, known for its diverse portfolio of 40+ brands and a presence spanning 5,400+ hotels worldwide.
The meeting brought together our senior executives, including Mr. Hardan Al Handal, Vice Chairman, Mr. Omar Al Handal, Managing Director, and Mr. Ahmed Salem, Executive Secretary, alongside a dedicated team from Accor Group. This team was led by Mr. Duncan O’Rourke, CEO Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia Pacific, and Mr. Philip Jones, Senior Vice President Operations Middle East & Africa.
During this session, we discussed our upcoming ownership of the renowned Novotel Hotels brand in Baghdad, marking a significant milestone in the expansion of our nation's hospitality industry and contributing to building the future of Iraq. Our commitment to enhancing Iraq's tourism sector remains unwavering. We eagerly anticipate this journey and the positive impact it will have on our community.