A proven hospitality leader with more than 20 years’ experience across the Middle East, Asia, UK & Ireland, Paul Bridger is the Director of Operations of Rove Hotels, the smart, value hospitality brand created as a joint venture between Emaar Properties PJSC and Meraas Holding.
Paul heads Rove Hotels and is responsible for overseeing the initiation, planning and achievement of strategic brand objectives, ensuring a successful and consistent roll out of this new mid-scale lifestyle offering. His role also includes providing leadership and management focus on the business operations to achieve maximum financial performance, team and customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining Rove Hotels, Paul worked with one of the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and café operator where he held the position of General Manager for eight years, before taking on larger responsibility as Regional Director of Operations – Southeast Asia.
Paul has diverse experience in markets such as the UK, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia with a focus on hospitality leadership.
Paul holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies from University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.