Contributor Profile

Chris Nader

Job TitleVice President

Company NameShaza Hotels


Chris Nader is the Vice President for Shaza Hotels, in charge of the group’s global expansion and development. Being associated with the company since its inception, he has played an instrumental role in the creation of the brand’s identity and positioning, establishing it as a leading player in the dry segment offering signature guest experiences. Chris also made a tremendous contribution to the development and launch of Shaza’s latest upscale brand ‘Mysk by Shaza’.

Based in Dubai, Chris is the main driving force behind the company’s aggressive growth strategy targeting 20 hotels by 2020 in the Middle-East, South-East Asia, and Europe. A member of the Executive Committee of Shaza Hotels, Chris held the position of Vice President – Development Middle East and Africa for Kempinski Hotels from 2014 to 2018 alongside his post at Shaza. 

Chris had an early start into the hospitality industry, working at his family’s yacht club in Beirut. Subsequently, he gained valuable experience in operations with several exciting food and beverage roles at some of the trendiest beach clubs and restaurants in Lebanon.  

Chris holds an MBA from the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland and a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut.


Conference Sessions

  • ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit 2019: The Future of Halal Tourism

    Tuesday11:00 - 13:0030 Apr 2019
    ATM Global Stage

    The third ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit will look to the prosperous future of this fast-growing sector. Some of the world’s leading halal travel authorities w...

    • Language: English

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