AI Magazine Issue 2 2018- Boyas Drafting & Design, LLC

22 Acquisition International - Issue 2 2018 Gates Hospitality is a leading Hospitality Development Company with a diversified portfolio of international brands, home grown food and beverage concepts and operating hospitality assets throughout the world. We profile the firm to find out more and explore the secrets behind the incredible success it has achieved since inception. n 2010, Naim Maadad established Gates Hospitality, a home-grown company representing handpicked concepts, catering for affluent influencers. To date, the group’s most successful launch has been that of the London based brand, Reform Social & Grill. Since its introduction to the UAE market in 2013, the venue has amassed over eight award wins to include What’s On Dubai’s ‘Favourite British Restaurant’, BBC Good Food’s ‘Best Casual Dining’ and Time Out Dubai’s ‘Best Pub Food’. Pioneering the development of gastropubs and casual dining in the region, Reform Social & Grill brought a unique business model and has since built on its foundation, while continuously adapting to the ever- changing market. Gates Hospitality’s own home- grown brand Ultra Brasserie successfully operates at two venues – namely Emaar Square (Downtown Dubai) and Marina Plaza (Dubai Marina) The Black Lion opened its doors at The H Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road in 2015 and the same year saw the successful launch of Bistro Des Arts – the quintessential 1970 Parisian Bistro. Continuing the successful growth of Gates Hospitality’s portfolio, 2017 has seen the launch of the highly anticipated Folly by Nick & Scott, as well as Publique, Dubai’s premier Apres Ski chalet and Via Veneto Osteria e Cucina, which recently opened in early Q3. Founder Naim, who was named CEO of the Year 2017 –Hospitality in our prestigious CEOof the Year Awards, was born into a family of gastronomic background and hence was in his early years attracted to the culinary world through their family owned pubs and restaurants. Company: Gates Hospitality Contact: Sanjay Poduval (on behalf of Naim Maadad) Address: Suite 1809, 18th Floor, Al Thuraya Tower 1, Dubai Media City, UAE Phone: 00971 4438 5231 Website: Gates Hospitality: Hospitality Development with a Difference I 1801AI61 A post graduate in Business Administration from International Management Center (IMC), Naim studied for his Diploma in Hospitality Management at the University of South Australia. Naim’s background includes senior positions at some of the most acclaimed hotels, resorts, spas & restaurants and was recently ranked # 3 in the 2017 Caterer Middle East’s POWER 50 list of food & beverage professionals. His experience covers a wide spectrum of positions within senior leadership, including the role of Managing Director for both Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and The Anantara Group respectively. During his time with these exclusive properties, he was instrumental in nurturing sound relationships with owners, securing the best possible locations, negotiating and formalising contractual agreements, and appointing teams to infuse and reflect the ethos of the brands. Drawing on this myriad of experience, he has flourished into a highly qualified business executive with extensive experience in project and people management; food and beverage operations; revenue and yield management; spa operations; holistic wellness; as well as employee development. Accustomed to working under pressure and exceeding financial targets through planning, budget setting and forecasting with the focus on market positioning, G.O.P. and R.O.I. Naim’s extensive experience helps his confident approach and is articulate when dealing with senior executives and business owners. Looking ahead, 2018 will welcome the group’s first international concept, with the opening of Red Farm, at Covent Garden, London UK. Gates Hospitality’s core focus moving forward is to venture abroad internationally and grow its footprint in various hospitality regions globally. A key focus on the market place to find vacuum avenues and solutions to address these through apt brand development and delivery will be crucial to the group’s ongoing success as it seeks to provide unique lifestyle experiences sustainably and with a constant commitment to quality. “His experience covers a wide spectrum of positions within senior leadership, including the role of Managing Director...”