Emaar Hospitality appoints Kufer as COO

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global property developer Emaar Properties, has appointed industry professional Josef Kufer as its Chief Operating Officer.

As COO, Kufer is responsible for the overall operations of the organisation, while working to develop and implement strategies that drive the group’s profitability. Spearheading projects within the Emaar Hospitality’s subsidiaries, he will also work closely on expanding its five-star premium brand, The Address Hotels + Resorts.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties, said: “With over 30 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Josef Kufer brings with him strong domain knowledge of the sector to Emaar Hospitality Group. In his new role, he will play a key part in further demonstrating our competencies in offering superior hospitality experiences.”

Kufer brings with him invaluable insights on the global hospitality landscape having worked with renowned chains in Germany, New York, Paris, California, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Oman, India, Lebanon, Egypt, and Africa.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Hotel Administration in Munich Germany, and has attended Cornell for Operations Management, Marketing Strategy and Global Leadership Programmes.

Kufer, said: “We will continue to focus our energies on strengthening the group’s current portfolio, while seeking opportunities for growth in key global destinations.”

Emaar Hospitality Group owns and manages a diversified portfolio of hospitality assets including its flagship, five-star premium brand The Address Hotels + Resorts, in addition to serviced residences, golf retreats, a polo and equestrian club, lifestyle dining outlets and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

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