CEO, President & Founder, River Rock Hotels & Resorts

Mr. Berberoglu is formerly the CEO of Rixos hotels, and prior, the Senior Vice President Operations for Kempinski’s India, Middle East & Africa Region, after successfully helming the landmark Abu Dhabi hotel, Emirates Palace, one of the most expensive hotels ever built. A graduate of the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, Mr. Berberoglu joined Kempinski in 2004 as one of the youngest GMs in the company, where he successfully opened 2 iconic hotels in Africa. He later moved on to become the General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and Area Director for the Levant. Prior to Rixos and Kempinski, Mr. Berberoglu had worked for InterContinental and other well-known hotel companies in North America & the Caribbean. Mr. Berberoglu was born into the industry, and Hotelier is at the core of his family business.

River Rock Hotels & Resorts – region’s most dynamic new hotel management company – has several resorts under its management in Egypt (3), Turkey (1) with an impressive pipeline of 19 hotels under development and re-branding. A company that encompasses marketing, entertainment and food & beverage firms under its umbrella that compliments its hotel management solutions that is welcomed by owners and investors across the region.

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