Hailing from South Wales, Garfield Jones has more than 35 years’ experience in the hotel industry, working in top hotels in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. He joined the company in 1995 and held various management roles in the Gulf Hotel before transferring to the corporate office initially as Director of Operations, then moving up to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer role before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2017, upon the retirement of Aqeel Raees. Mr. Jones has overseen much of the Group’s expansion projects over the past twenty years which have included the addition of 5 hotels and residences, a commercial laundry (Gulf Hotel Laundry Services) and numerous additions to the Gulf Hotel’s portfolio including the Gulf Convention Centre, Gulf Spa and the opening of 6 restaurants.

Mr Jones has also been appointed to the board of directors of associated company Bahrain Family Leisure Company as Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, and as a director of Paradise Realty Holding Company, owners of Ocean Paradise Resort. He is also a board member of the youth development organization INJAZ Bahrain and Skal International 370 Bahrain.


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