About Us


Founded in 1998 and based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Ròya International is the original specialist hospitality consultancy firm in the MEA region. We provide hospitality, leisure, tourism and real estate industries with expert solutions that guarantee results.

Ròya’s exclusive client base spans leading private investors, blue chip organisations, government departments and private and public sector entities across 35 countries, and our international reach and strong portfolio continues to grow by the day.


360-degree solutions

Ròya’s flexible, responsive and multi-disciplinary services include:


consultancy & advisory

Hotel asset


Driven, experienced
and competent professionals

Whether you want to acquire a luxury resort in the Maldives, find an operator for a three-star hotel in London, develop an eco-resort in Seychelles or sell a real estate property in Germany, Roya has the people, knowledge, and expertise to make it happen.

Bringing over two decades of regional and international experience, our team of architects, engineers, contractors, international hotel operators and hospitality consultants offer the perfect mix of skills, experience and local knowledge. No matter the location, size or specifications of a project, we are able to complete every task with ease.

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder | Group Chief Executive Officer

Walid Harouni

Chief Executive Officer
of Asset Management

Shaji Thomas

Chief of Operations
& Business Development
Francesco Sostero

Francesco Sostero

Director of Asset Management
– Commercial

Janelle Schwartz

Director of Asset Management
– Revenue Management

Mohamed Jaseem

Director of Asset Management
– Finance

Karim El-Horr

Project Director of Asset Management
– Hotel Operations

Mehfooz Sidiqui

Mehfooz Siddiqui

Director Design & Technical

Kate Harrison

Director of Hospitality Advisory

Yannis Anagnostakis

Advisor – Hospitality

Dr Costas Verginis