Radisson Hotel Group / Area Director, Design & Technical, Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
Born in South Africa, Iain Cook holds a Masters Degree in Construction Management, graduating from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Initially starting his career in Construction Management specializing in hotel new builds and refurbishment across the African continent, Iain later joined Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) (formerly Carlson Rezidor) in 2016 as part of the Design and Technical team, during a period of rapid growth and new property openings for RHG which continues to this day.
He is an experienced design Director involved in all project facets, providing guidance to design teams ensuring compliance to Radisson brands, focusing on key elements that deliver great guest experiences, while respecting cost constraints and ROIs.
Iain is currently based in Dubai, and holds the position of Area Director, Design & Technical, managing a current portfolio of 27 active hotels in the pipeline (of various brands, star ratings and sizes), with a strong track record of successfully opening 20+ RHG hotels since commencing with RHG.