Founder and Managing Director of Unique Group Hotels & Travel Representation Kayali has over two decades of industry experience in the MENA region. Kayali’s unique experience has been acquired over the years in leading the Sales & Marketing activities of five-star properties such as the Kempinski Palm Jumeirah & Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Al Rayyan Hospitality in Qatar, where he held the position of Group Director of Sales & Marketing to name a few; During his assignment in Qatar, he additionally oversaw and developed the branding and corporate culture for eight boutique hotels owned by the Government of Qatar (Winning World Travel Awards 2013).
Prior to that, in 2010 Kayali moved to Southern Sun from a similar position at Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai. Previously, he had served as Director of Business Development for Emirates Palace Kempinski Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh and Sheraton Jeddah Hotels & Villas in Saudi Arabia (The Luxury Collection).
Kayali’s regional experience includes successful stints (I don't know what this is) in Algeria as Director of Sales and Marketing at Sheraton Club Des Pins Resort and Towers, in Kuwait at Le Meridien and in Saudi at the Hilton Jeddah,. Kayali’s impressive background also includes valuable teaching experience at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, where he lectured at the University’s Hotels & Tourism programmes.
Educated in the UK, at London’s Cavendish College, and in Canada, with an EMBA from MIC (Management Institute of Canada), In 1998, Kayali was also named the best Director of Sales for Sheraton Hotels.