Naim Maadad, Founder & CEO of Gates Hospitality Wins Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year for hospitality excellence
Naim Maadad, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Gates Hospitality, was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year gold award at the 8th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards held at the Arabian Ranches on November 16, 2022, organized by Hozpitality Group.
With over 25 years in the hospitality industry across Australia, Asia, and the Middle East in various senior management roles, Naim Maadad has launched & operated some of the world’s best Hotels, Resorts, Spas, and Lifestyle Restaurants. In the past 12 years in the Middle East, Naim has witnessed tremendous industry growth, gained a deep cultural understanding & has been endorsed by principals and organizations alike.
His philosophy & approach is to connect like-minded investors, operators & brands to define concepts and successful portfolios and continue shaping the hospitality industry.
Naim is instrumental in nurturing sound relationships with owners, securing the best possible locations, negotiating and formalizing contractual agreements, and appointing teams to infuse and reflect the ethos of the brands.
With a strong media presence and affiliation background, Naim is heavily involved in major hospitality advisory boards and councils, including UAE Restaurants Group, the Middle East Restaurant Association, and the Spa & Wellness Association of Africa.
Today, Naim is the CEO & Founder of Gates Hospitality, owning a company of popular and award-winning homegrown brands in Dubai, London, and Oman. These brands include Michelin-recognized and awarded folly, internationally acclaimed concept Reform Social & Grill, Dubai’s premier après ski chalet:-Publique, an authentic French Bistro:- Bistro Des Arts, healthy homegrown concept Ultra Brasserie, Red Farm London and award-winning resort and spa Six Senses in Zighy Bay.