Originally from Mauritius, Africa, Julien has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years and has dedicated his career towards hotel project development for the past 17 years. During this time, he has been part of the development of various internationally recognized luxury hotels and mixed-use developments, which are some of the most iconic properties in the world.

Julien has over 17 years of international expertise directing significant mixed-used development, new hotel development and refurbishment projects for both new and established luxury projects in countries across the Middle East and Europe, including the One & Only Hotel & Resort, Armani Hotels, the Address Hotels & Resorts, Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts, and SLS Hotels Dubai.

Julien is a driven leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, creating value through ensuring adherence to operational and functional guidelines and brand standards during development, accelerating project deliverables, maximizing asset design development, mitigating investment cost and optimizing return on investment whilst accomplishing project objectives. Julien is an accomplished hotel individual poised to lead Valor Middle East.