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  • Indian Billionaire gets featured in Forbes list of ‘Top 10 Heritage Hotels with Owners from The Middle East’

    Published on December 11, 2020

    Abu Dhabi: The latest Forbes list of ‘Top 10 Heritage Hotels with Owners from The Middle East’ features prominent Abu Dhabi based Indian businessman, Adeeb Ahamed of Twenty14 Holdings who owns the prestigious Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London. The list unveiled the best hotels of historical importance owned by people from the region who have been doing their part in preserving the culture and history of these properties whose value lies not in their monetary worth, but in the stories behind them. 

    The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, a 152-room luxury heritage hotel was opened fully to the public for the first time in nearly 200 years last year, following an investment of nearly $150 million towards its restoration and full-scale renovation works. Other prominent names in the list include Egyptian businessman Mohammed Al Fayed, owner of Ritz Paris, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority which owns The Lanesborough in London and Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor of Al Habtoor Group who owns Hotel Imperia in Vienna, Austria to name a few. Forbes conducted this year’s ranking based on a number of criteria, including number of rooms, price per room, date of establishment, government classification, history and famous regular guests.