RENOWNED ENTREPRENEUR IVANKA TRUMP TO KEYNOTE AT ARABIAN HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE (AHIC 2015)
Keynote Q&A Session with Susan Harmsworth MBE, Founder & Chairman of ESPA,Will Address Luxury Travel
Dubai, 20 April 2015:The organisers of AHIC 2015 announced officially today that Ivanka Trump will speakat this year’s Conference on the topic of “The Future of Luxury and the Next Generation of Luxury Traveller.”The world renowned real estate executive and entrepreneur will share her unique perspective on the luxury hotel marketas founder and operator of the Trump Hotel Collection. The keynote Q&A sessionwill be led by Susan Harmsworth MBE, Founder and Chairman of ESPA,on Thursday 7 May at 9.30 am at MadinatJumeirah in Dubai.
The Trump Organization is the world’s foremost luxury real estate developer with aportfolio that includes the world’s most recognizable developments.The Trump Hotel Collection is one of the fastest growing luxury hotel brands in the world with 16 properties in its global hotel portfolio, including 12operational,four scheduled to open in 2015/16 and a strong pipeline of projects globally. Ivanka Trump will engage in a dialogue on various aspects of the luxury travel sector through the lens of her experience with the Trump Hotel Collection, sharing insight on the keys to success, such asa new generation of style, inspired design and uncompromising service and amenities.
"I’m thrilled to be a keynote speaker at this year’s AHIC and share my thoughts on the future of luxury travel and Trump’s approach to delight the next generation of luxury traveler,” said Ivanka Trump, EVP, Development & Acquisitions for the Trump Organization. “We’re dedicated to bringing the finest projects to the market, in terms of both physical properties and the highest caliber of service. And, success is only achevied through vivid attention to detail. There is a point in time when you really can’t build a taller building or a better amenitized project. Then comes the refinement of all of those things.”
Ivanka is a frequent visitor to Dubai as she continues to oversee the development of Trump International Golf Club, Dubai, the super-luxury residences, Trump Estates and Trump PRVT.The Trump Hotel Collection has established its regional headquarters in Dubai, and areexpanding their portfolio, targeting Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Jeddah, among other major cities in the region.
Commenting on the session with Ivanka Trump, Susan Harmsworth MBE, Founder & Chairman of ESPA said:"As leaders in luxury spa, wellness and lifestyle, ESPA have spent over 20 years sharing our visionary services with some of the finest hotels across the world. I am therefore delighted to be leading a discussion on luxury with revered businesswoman and industry expert Ivanka Trump, who no doubt will share her fascinating insights with us.”
According to recent reports, the UAE has been identified as the top “up and coming” luxury experiences and destinations for 2015, among other countries including Africa Safaris, South Africa, Croatia,Vietnam and Cuba.
AHIC 2015 takes place this year from 5-7 May at MadinatJumeirah in Dubai. The programme has an exciting line up of speakers this year and includes insightful panel discussions and breakout sessions. Full agenda can be found here:www.arabianconference.com
The Conference is organised by Bench Events and MEED, and will include key participants such as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Jumeirah Group, Platinum Sponsors, Accor, Al Habtoor Group, Hilton Worldwide, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotel Group as Emerald Sponsors. Centara Hotels & Resorts, Citymax Hotels, Colliers International, Crystal International Standards,ESPA, Faithful + Gould, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Golden Tulip, HodemaCosulting Services, HVS, Insignia Worldwide, Invest Tourism Maldives, JA Hotels & Resorts, JLL, Melia Hotels International, Premier Inn, PwC, Roya, Shaza Hotels, STR Global, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces and Yas Marina Circuit as Gold Sponsors.
About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, Trump National Doral® Miami, and Trump International Golf Links & Hotel™, Ireland. Trump® Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Trump International® Hotel & Tower Vancouver and Trump® International Hotel, Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office Building, are slated to open in 2016.