Thursday 23 March 2023

Ròya International celebrates 25th anniversary

DUBAI, 7 days ago

Ròya International, the largest and oldest hospitality consultancy firm in MEA, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary by honouring the many current and former team members who have contributed to its tremendous success.

Guided by the wise leadership of Founder and CEO Ahmed Ramdan, Ròya International has always been committed to nurturing young talents, recruiting UAE nationals into the hospitality industry, and showcasing authentic Emirati hospitality.

Launched in Dubai in 1998, Ròya International has grown from a small, homegrown business, into a world-renowned hospitality consultancy with prestigious blue-chip clients spread over 35 countries,

Over the past 25 years, the hospitality consultancy has expanded from a team of just two hospitality experts, to over 50 experienced professionals spread across the firm’s regional offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Riyadh. Marking another major milestone for the group, Ròya International will commemorate its 25th year by opening its first European office in Athens, Greece, in Q4 of 2023.

For more than two decades, the group has been providing up-and-coming Emirati and international hospitality professionals with opportunities to work on major projects as diverse as luxury hotels, large-scale tourism destinations and innovative F&B destinations. To date, Ròya International has brought more than 15 leading hotel brands to the region, worked on over 120 hotel management agreements and advised on crucial regional government projects in UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Dedicated to providing a healthy, inspiring and motivational working environment, many of the group’s employees have been with the brand for as long as ten to 18 years.

Some of these team members have also been with the nurturing company ever since they were fresh graduates. Ròya International launched its international internship scheme in 2015, inviting graduates from the world’s top hospitality schools in Switzerland and France to shadow and learn from Ròya employees. Given the success of this scheme, the team then brought it to the UAE in 2022. Now talented Emirati interns from Abu Dhabi University, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and other local educational institutions can gain first-hand experience and on-the-job training with the UAE’s most iconic hospitality consultancy.

Kate Harrison, Director of the Hospitality Advisory at Ròya International, said: “My 16 years with Ròya has helped me to develop and broaden my knowledge in a wide range of hospitality topics. It has also exposed me to different nationalities, cultures, and levels of hierarchy, which I would never have otherwise encountered. Ròya has tested me, and put me in situations beyond my comfort levels, and shown me that I have the strength and solutions to overcome any challenges.”

Along with its extraordinary employee retention rates, Ròya International prides itself on being a springboard for those who are just starting out in their hospitality career. Many former Ròya International employees have been picked up by major international conglomerates such as Marriott, IHG, PWC, JLL and Knight Frank, and the group relishes its position as a world-leading incubator for hospitality talents. – TradeArabia News Service


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