In Focus: Seychelles

Continued involvement from the Seychelles Tourism Board and limited supply in the pipeline will enable the Seychelles hotel market to rebound in 2012 from contractions witnessed in preceding years.
Hala Matar Choufany is the President for HVS Middle East and Africa and the Managing Partner of HVS Dubai.

In the last 15 years, Hala has worked on more than 850 hospitality projects, ranging from single to large scale mixed use developments and conducted numerous valuations, feasibility studies, operator search and contract negotiations, operational assessments, and general consultancy advisory work.

Hala has worked in more than 75 markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Hala has in-depth expertise in regional hotel markets and a broad exposure to international markets and maintains excellent contacts with developers, owners, operators, investment institutions and government entities.

Hala has completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School and has an MBA from ESSEC & Cornell.

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Hitesh Gandhi is an Associate working with HVS Dubai, specializing in hotel valuations, feasibility studies, return on investment analysis and operator contract negotiations. Hitesh holds a BSc from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, U.A.E (in affiliation with l’Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland). Hitesh started his career with Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai as a house-keeping team leader before moving to EmiratesNBD to provide system solutions research. Hitesh has performed several consulting and valuation assignments, as well as operator searches, contract negotiations and operational assessments across the MENA region. [email protected]

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