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HMH Executives

Our corporate team is composed of accomplished leaders from around the world who are actively involved the day-to-day operations. With outstanding international hotel management experience and a never-ending desire to succeed, we have unique credentials with the right blend of expertise needed to navigate through the challenges ahead.

Michael Zager

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Zager is a hotel industry leader with over 30 years of experience in the international hospitality arena. Zager has held leadership positions for many global hotel groups including InterContinental Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotel Group and Marriott in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Zager’s last post prior to joining HMH was Vice President Operations Continental Europe for IHG responsible for the franchised and managed hotel portfolio, with over 300 hotels in 26 countries in Continental Europe.

Prior to IHG, Zager was with Wyndham Hotel Group for 13 years, holding the position of Regional Vice President Middle East and Africa for Wyndham Hotel Group in Dubai, and prior to that being accountable for the financial and operational success of all Wyndham hotels within the MEA region.

To highlight further, Zager has extensive proficiency in hotel management services, developing standard operating procedures across multiple commercial functions and overseeing hotel openings across the GCC and East Africa.

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Zager is a Hotel-profession graduate (IHK) from Bergius Professional School in Frankfurt, Germany, Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and completed the PDP Educational Courses for Strategic Hospitality Management and Feasibility studies at Cornell Hotel School Ithaca, NY.

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Haytham Abdelaziz
Director of Operations

Haytham Abdelaziz joined Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) in May 2019 as the Director of Operations.    Prior to that Mr. Abdelaziz worked with HMH-managed properties since 2014, including Executive Assistant Manager at Bahi Ajman Palace, Hotel Manager at Coral Beach Resort Sharjah and Acting Cluster General Manager for both properties.  

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Mr. Abdelaziz has also successfully led the pre-opening phase of the 404-key Coral Al Madinah Hotel.  Mr. Abdelaziz has over 19 years of operations experience working with several international brands in the region. In his new role, Mr. Abdelaziz will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the execution of the brands operational procedures, delivering key strategic initiatives for the new properties in the pipeline to full operation readiness. Building and sustaining strong partnerships with our existing owners and long-standing partners will also be pivotal in his new role.

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Amish Vibhakar
Director of Design and Technical Services

Amish Vibhakar has over three decades of professional experience and has worked at key corporate multicultural organizations and hospitality industry leaders like Emaar Development and InterContinental Hotels Group.

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Vibhakar is a proven performer in development planning and project management, having delivered essential hotel projects to the market through his highly specialized skills in quality assurance, design, and technical services, and cost-effectiveness. He has years of experience as a Design and Development Director focusing on architectural planning and interior design in the Middle East. At his previous position, he successfully opened 6 new hotels, all of them being greenfield projects, in just four years besides having completed design developments for 3 more hotels for execution.

Vibhakar has a strong interest in how sustainable practices can be incorporated into the architecture and passionately involves himself into the design process.

At HMH, Vibhakar is responsible for the Design & Technical Services of the HMH brand of hotels with responsibilities involving project management, planning, scheduling project initiatives, quality assurance, leading multicultural teams, and problem-solving.

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Archana Rajan
Director of Human Resources & Talent

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Archana Rajanas Director of Human Resources & Talent for HMH Corporate Office and all managed hotels. Archana enjoys an impressive career record full of achievements which she accumulated during her couple of decades of experience in Human Resources. She has worked with top hospitality players such as Taj Hotels, Jumeirah International – Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Rotana Hotels, Rixos The Palm, Time Hotels, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Holding – Tatweer Corporate, Tallest hotel in the world Gevora.

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Archana is a Gold Medalist Master’s Degree holder in Philosophy from Mumbai University. She is certified in Human Resources Management from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Archana’s distinguished career record in Human Resources has proved being successful in elevating quality and customer satisfaction whilst managing a smooth HR function for multiple properties at once. Her skills varies from attracting and recruiting talent, managing the welfare of colleagues, to setting up HR policies and procedures in accordance with UAE Labour Law in an efficient and timely manner. A key part of her expertise is to promote a safe, fair and positive work environment. She’s well versed in identifying and resolving any lack of productivity concerns and boosting employee morale.

At HMH, Archana is responsible for setting up and implementing an efficient talent acquisition strategy to improve the recruitment and business performance of all HMH hotels within MENA region.

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Husam Saeed
Head of Revenue & Distribution

Husam Saeed will oversee the group’s revenue management and distribution, while also managing corporate day-to-day operations to maximise property revenues.

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He shoulders in his challenge with over 14 years of revenue management experience acquired from leading hotel brands in the Middle East and GCC. Saeed also has experience in InterContinental Hotels Group, Four Seasons Hotel, Rotana Hotel Management & Millennium Hotels Group and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management.

At HMH, Saeed is responsible for setting the strategies and revenue plans for the hotels and he oversees the key account management of all hotels, matrix contracting and relationship management.

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Mustafa Osrof
Director of Information Technology

Mustafa Osrof has over 11 years of experience working for the travel and hospitality industry leaders. Before joining HMH, he has served as the Regional IT Service Operations Manager for Premier Inn Hotels Middle East. He has worked with JPTD – Jordan Projects for Tourism Development (JPTD) at their office as Head of IT and responsible for IT management of Radisson BLU Talabay Resort - Aqaba, Oryx Hotel, and other associated hotels.

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Osrof holds a Bachelor’s degree in Software engineering and a diploma in information technology. He is a team player with excellent communication skills.    

At HMH, he will be responsible for the Group IT function, system security, telecommunications, and service delivery. He has proficiency in project management, IT asset management, infrastructure management, planning for business continuity and disaster recovery.

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