HCP Group appoints COO for luxury hotel in Riyadh

Appointing a CEO for a Hospitality division

The Brief

Client Background: A new client to HCP Group, long-established and respected across various industries, sought to venture into the hospitality sector. With Saudi Arabia emerging as a premier destination, especially Riyadh, they aimed to establish a significant presence with top-tier talent.

Client’s Objective: To enter the hospitality sector whole-heartedly and effectively by recruiting world-class talent for their ventures in Saudi Arabia. They aimed to elevate their offerings to meet the growing demand and exceed industry standards.

Our Approach

Strategic Planning.

Collaborating closely with the Main Board, we devised a meticulous plan of action outlining the criteria for the ideal Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the strategic importance of this appointment for their expansion into the hospitality sector.

Global Talent Search.

Leveraging our extensive network and expertise, we embarked on a global search for a COO with a proven track record of leading successful hotels, particularly in London or Dubai.

Thorough Evaluation.

Each candidate underwent rigorous assessment against predefined criteria, ensuring alignment with the client’s objectives, culture, and the dynamic nature of the hospitality industry.

Board Collaboration.

With unanimous backing from all members of the Main Board, we proceeded confidently in our pursuit of securing the most suitable candidate to lead the client’s hospitality division.


The culmination of our efforts led to the successful recruitment of an exceptional COO with extensive experience in managing highly successful hotels across diverse regions. With over nearly three decades of industry expertise, particularly in London, Europe, and the Middle East, the appointed COO has brought invaluable insights and leadership to the client’s hospitality division.

The appointment of a seasoned COO underscores our commitment to delivering top-tier talent that aligns with our clients’ strategic objectives. By securing a leader with a proven track record in driving successful hotels, we have equipped our client to navigate the competitive landscape of the hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia. This successful collaboration sets a precedent for future endeavors, emphasising our ability to meet and exceed the evolving needs of our clients across diverse industries.