IFA Hotels & Resorts

Listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) develops, licenses, operates and manages luxury residential, hotel and resort projects for international investors and owners. Although a global company, IFA HR’s primary focus is on bringing mixed-use developments and new hospitality concepts to emerging markets. The company's main shareholder is Kuwait-based International Financial Advisors and it currently has a market capitalisation of approximately $US1billion.

The current focus of IFA HR is two-fold. Firstly, to maintain its core businesses in existing markets by delivering superior products to customers; and, secondly, to drive expansion across developed markets by leveraging its YOTEL brand. In addition, IFA HR will continue to evaluate emerging markets for strategic acquisitions and partnerships that diversify and expand its existing portfolio in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

To enrich its understanding of the markets in which it operates, IFA HR aligns itself with leading local companies such as Kingdom Hotel Investments (Saudi Arabia), Istithmar (UAE), United Investments Portugal, RCI (part of Cendant), Tongaat-Hulett Developments (South Africa) and Related (United States). Through its proven formula of diversification, IFA Hotels & Resorts has secured a broad investment platform comprising different asset classes. These investments range from land holdings through to specific projects and equity investments.