Hamid Sidine named Chief Operating Officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA

With more than 30 years of experience, Hamid Sidine is a seasonal hotelier and has held several leadership roles in renowned international hotel brands such as Accor and Sofitel

Hamid Sidine named Chief Operating Officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:– Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, named Hamid Sidine as its new Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East and Africa region. Sidine has been instrumental in cultivating success for the Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Africa and with this new position he will leverage his expertise in the regional operations of the company.

With more than 30 years of experience, Hamid Sidine is a seasonal hotelier and has held several leadership roles in renowned international hotel brands such as Accor and Sofitel. His experience also covers countries including Morocco, Tunisia, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Chad, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.

Sidine has been the Managing Director for Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over a year. And, in his current role he will oversee all operational aspects of the brand's strategic expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

Orchestrating a wide range of professional skills and competences, Sidine is proficient in English, Arabic and French. He also holds several academic certificates including DTS & BTS from the French Institute PIGIER in Morocco, MBA in management consulting from Toulouse Business School in France and has completed many senior management programs including PLD from Harvard Business School in the USA.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Africa, highlighted the importance of this appointment, “Sidine is a great asset and a qualitative addition to our regional management team. His interpersonal qualities and vast experience will help us go forward as our brand continues to flourish in the region.”

“His role will involve overseeing operations in the Middle East and Africa, and we are thrilled to support him in creating a positive impact on the operations of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA,” Alzaabi Added.

Commenting on his appointment, Hamid Sidine, said, “It is a privilege to head the consolidated efforts of Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, to a new chapter of success. Despite the minor setbacks that affected the hospitality industry on a global scale last year, the company has been performing very well.”

“Today, we look forwards to sustain our commitment towards our vision, our expansion plans, and strategic goals. Our relationship with hotels’ owners and investment companies is flourishing as it always has been,” Sidine concluded.



Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) is a London-based global hotel company, which owns, manages and operates over 145 hotels across some 80 locations worldwide. Its properties are in key gateway cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai, Doha, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong. M&C is the hotel arm of Singapore-listed global real estate company City Developments Limited (CDL). M&C’s global brand – Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has four distinct hotel collections — Leng’s Collection, M Collection, Millennium Collection and Copthorne Collection — throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. Occupying the best locations around the world, MHR has the perfect address for business and leisure travellers. Listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, M&C was delisted on 11 October 2019 following a successful privatisation exercise launched by CDL.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East & Africa currently operates 46 hotels with almost 15,000 keys in addition to 22 hotels in the pipeline across the region. From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners. 

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