Gregoir Chikaher is a Director of Arup and the Global head of Hotels and Leisure Sector. Gregoir has over 25 years of International experience in the design of hotel and resort projects throughout Europe, Middle East, the Americas, the Far East and Africa. Gregoir speaks regularly on the design of sustainable hotels at international hotel conferences. He is passionate about integrating sustainable and innovative solutions into every level of hotel design, construction and operation. He enjoys drawing on Arup’s worldwide network to bring together the best technical and local expertise with understanding of Operator’s needs and developers’ business needs for delivering hotel and resort projects that are sustainable, cost effective both to build and operate. In recent years, he has been instrumental in developing global hotel energy benchmarks and organising ‘hotel of the future’ workshops engaging hospitality stakeholders and developing new ideas for the future of hospitality. Gregoir is a member of ITP Advisory Board. He graduated from AUB (American University of Beirut) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and from Imperial College with an MSc and DIC in Thermal Power.