Mr. Saad Khayat
Cluster General Manager
Makkah Hotel & Towers
Mr. Saad Khayat, a seasoned hospitality professional, boasts over 22 years of industry experience. Presently, he serves as the Cluster General Manager for Makkah Hotel & Towers, a position he has held since 2018. Mr. Khayat has held key positions with several international hotel chains, including Marriott International, Accor Hotels, IHG, and Starwood, at various locations. As the managing of the MCDC Group’s assets, he ensures that the four strategically placed towers and hotels in the Holy City of Makkah work seamlessly together as one. His accomplishments at the Makkah Hotel & Towers (MCDC) are noteworthy, and he has been entrusted with managing the Hajj & Umrah division within the MCDC Group.
Saad Khayat is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 22 years of experience in the industry. Currently, he holds the position of Cluster General Manager for Makkah Hotel & Towers, a role he has been in since 2018. Throughout his career, Mr. Khayat has held significant positions with well-known international hotel chains, such as Marriott International, IHG, and Starwood, in various locations.
As managing successfully, the MCDC Group’s assets, he ensures that the four strategically placed towers and hotels in the Holy City of Makkah work seamlessly together as one. In addition, he has been appointed as the General Manager overseeing the Hajj & Umrah division within the MCDC Group. His remarkable achievements at the Makkah Hotel & Towers (MCDC) are evident from his record.
- The hotel’s exceptional performance led to a remarkable increase in profit, doubling from the budgeted SR 140M to SR 282M.
- This success was reflected in the outstanding guest ratings received by the hotel and towers on Revinate, with scores of 4.55 and 4.44, respectively, surpassing the competition.
- Additionally, RGI saw an impressive increase of 8.4%, indicating the hotel’s continued growth.
- The average turnover count reached a significant milestone of 19%, a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team.
Under Saad’s leadership, we consistently implement progressive strategies to enhance our innovative and creative performance standards. This drives us to achieve our financial objectives and maintain international standards, leading to our HACCP and ISO certifications for our products and services.
Saad is a passionate advocate for young Saudi professionals eager to build careers in the hospitality industry. He actively supports the Tamheer program, which provides invaluable opportunities for individuals seeking to develop their potential. Furthermore, Saad leads a campaign to promote careers in hospitality at universities and colleges, encouraging passionate Saudi youth to pursue their dreams in this field. As a result, Saudi workers now represent 40% of the total workforce in various areas and placements at our hotel, which perfectly aligns with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision for economic growth.
Saad confidently leads and manages the entire renovation project for the Makkah Hotel & Towers, which MCDC owns. His responsibilities include finalizing the design, overseeing construction, managing FF&E and OS&E, and implementing a complete rebranding of the group and hotel. Despite the many tasks, Saad has effectively balanced the operational and project aspects, resulting in a seamless and successful outcome. Saad’s unswerving work of excellence is highly commendable by the shareholders and the team, and there is no doubt that many successes will unfold under his remarkable leadership