The Chairman of AL FAISAL Holding, Aamal and ARTIC Hospitality investment Co. in Athens 3-5th November, for high-level business discussions across the Hospitality and Energy Sectors.
His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatari Business Association, was accompanied by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani (Chairman of POWERGLOBE QATAR and Optimized Holding), His Excellency Sheikh Jassim Al-Thani (Vice-Chairman of AlFaisal Holding), Dr. Theodore Theodoropoulos (CEO of POWERGLOBE QATAR), and Mr. Tareq El Sayed (CEO of ARTIC Investments). The total delegation consists of 13 people, including Their Excellencies, Top Management Executives, and the BoD of ARTIC investments. His Excellency Sheikh Faisal and the his Delegation will have only two business meetings in Athens, one with a hospitality business legend and the other with a large-scale Greek shipowner, introduced by Dr. Theodore, Greek National who lives in Qatar and he currently leads POWERGLOBE in Europe and Africa.
The high-delegation arrived yesterday evening from Doha to Athens (Grande Bretagne hotel) with private aircraft and it will leave tomorrow. Notice, that ARTIC has acquired two days ago the Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul. Al Faisal Holding is the largest Qatari investemnt Group, with portfolio assets across 30 countries all over the world, including hotels, marines, airports, banks, energy assets and shipping. ARTIC Company has established in 2003, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding headquartered in Qatar. ARTIC is engaged in real estate development, acquisition and leasing with a primary focus on the hospitality sector and hospitality-related services, both in Qatar and internationally. ARTIC’s rapid growth and development reflects its clear vision to be one of the world’s leading international hotel groups.
ARTIC’s current investment portfolio comprises over 120 renowned and iconic properties in prime city center and resort locations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to its hotel portfolio, ARTIC invests in complementary industry sectors, generating business and financial synergies across its operations. ARTIC is continually expanding its investment portfolio through acquisitions or property development, always maintaining an uncompromising focus on asset quality, location and architectural design.
His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, shows his interest for both Grande Bretagne Hotel and King George, and additionally ask for the development of the Crete project (Power4Crete electricity), where POWERGLOBE QATAR (subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding and Optimized Holding headquartered in Doha, Qatar) has been involved. Notice, that his son, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of POWERGLOBE, personally supports the Crete project. The company, recently bought an office property in the island, in order to support its future developments.
Sheikh Faisal holds high-level business meeting in Athens, and expressed his interest to invest across the hospitality sector of the country, with preference to the Athens city hotels, banks and energy companies. His Excellency believes that is the right time to look for investments in Greece, the Greek islands and SE Europe. The delegation expected to leave Athens for Doha tomorrow morning.
Sources: QGN, DOHA NEWS, FTN, QATAR MEDIA, ALFA, NNC, PEN.QATAR.