Mr. Ghassan Sader, Founder and CEO of Sader Hospitality
Sader Hospitality Worldwide was formed by Ghassan (Gus) Sader, a seasoned hospitality management executive with extensive experience in every segment of the industry. From full-service luxury hotels to European castles, Ghassan has been working in the hospitality industry and beyond for over four decades now.
After completing his undergraduate studies in hotel administration at the Institut International de Glion in Montreux, Switzerland, Ghassan managed various hotels in prewar Lebanon. Eventually, the Fates led him to the United States, where he completed his postgraduate studies at Cornell University in 1973, returning in 1982 as a guest lecturer.
Hospitality Management Beginnings
Over the next 15 years, Ghassan worked with international hotel and resort owners and a variety of banks to develop hospitality real estate. His work included a wide variety of projects over such diverse geographic regions as the United States, Croatia, Japan, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia. Ghassan has also held executive positions with the Hilton International in Kuwait and was responsible for markets that included Europe, the Middle East, and the Arabian Gulf States.
In the early 1990's, Ghassan was responsible for the hotel and asset management of a variety of hotels for Great Western Bank, overseeing a portfolio worth over $1 billion. Shortly thereafter, in 1994, Ghassan formed his first company with two other partners, Hospitality Asset Services LLC, where he offered hospitality consulting and asset management services for a variety of hotel owners and banks throughout the United States.
Sader Hospitality Worldwide Is Born
From a respected hotel management and administration career in nine countries to an extensive background in banking, Ghassan has contracted with the majority of financial institutions with hospitality portfolios including Cathay Bank, AMRESCO, Wells Fargo, Great Western Bank, Bank of America, and CS First Boston, to name a few. It was with all of this rich experience and steadfast dedication that in 2008, Ghassan J. Sader formed his own hospitality management company, Sader Hospitality Worldwide LLC.