Samer S. Ha­madeh

LE­BANESE FOUNDER, AEGIS HOS­PI­TAL­ITY NEW EN­TRY

Caterer Middle East - - Special Report -

Samer Ha­madeh is truly a child of the Mid­dle East, grow­ing up be­tween Riyadh and Le­banon be­fore mov­ing to Dubai in 2004.

Carv­ing out a ca­reer in live events, Ha­madeh even­tu­ally turned his eye to hos­pi­tal­ity with the launch of nightlife brand Republique in 2010. Since then he’s con­tin­ued to dis­rupt the in­dus­try with restau­rants like Ak­iba Dori, Toky­opoli­tan, and El Noc­tam­bulo all of­fer­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent to the city.

Spot­ting a good thing when he sees it, Ha­madeh is set to take Ak­iba Dori to Riyadh and Kuwait City in 2019, while Toky­opoli­tan is also ex­pand­ing to Dubai Ma­rina and Abu Dhabi. How­ever, the con­cept cre­ator/op­er­a­tor has big­ger goals in mind, telling us he has an eye on China and “com­pet­ing for a share in the world’s fu­ture biggest econ­omy”.

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