Chris Newman

Chris Newman is the Executive Director Hotel Development at NEOM, the organisation developing a $500 billion smart city in the Northwest of Saudi Arabia that will promote a new model of sustainable living. His expertise and innovative vision are translated into his successful collaboration with major brands such as NEOM, EMAAR Hospitality Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Newman is a globally renowned C-Suite Executive who delivers customer and operational excellence and uses award-winning digital innovations to transform customer experience. In his over 17 years of experience, Newman has identified gaps in regional markets leading to the conceptual design, development, operation and launch of successful mid-range and luxury hospitality offerings across the Middle East, Europe, Caribbean and South America.