Chief Operating Officer
A proven hospitality leader with more than 20 years of experience across the Middle East, Asia, the UK & Ireland, Paul Bridger is the Chief Operating Officer of Rove Hotels, the smart, value hospitality brand created as a joint venture between Emaar Properties PJSC and Meraas Holding. Paul heads Rove Hotels and is responsible for overseeing the initiation, planning, and achievement of strategic brand objectives, ensuring a successful and consistent rollout of this new mid-scale lifestyle offering. His role also includes providing leadership and management focus on the business operations to achieve maximum financial performance, and team and customer satisfaction. Before joining Rove Hotels, Paul worked with one of the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant, and café operators where he held the position of General Manager for eight years, before taking on larger responsibilities as Regional Director of Operations – Southeast Asia. Paul has diverse experience in markets such as the UK, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia with a focus on hospitality leadership. Paul holds an MBA in Hospitality from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland.