12. Guy Hutchinson
Hutchinson joined Rotana as COO in 2014 and assumed his current role in 2020. Rotana operates 73 hotels with 19,500 keys in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Türkiye, serving more than six million guests per year. It employs 10,113 people. In 2022, Rotana opened Centro Mada in Amman, Jordan, the Slemani Rotana in Iraq, and Dana Rayhaan by Rotana in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. In May 2022, it announced a new brand, Edge by Rotana, and launched its first Edge by Rotana Arabian Park property in Dubai in November 2022. The group is developing seven new hotels in Saudi Arabia and others in Algeria and Egypt. Hutchinson has 33 years of experience. Before Rotana, he held several leadership roles at Hilton in Japan, Australia, China, and India.