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Hard Rock hires Dajani for real estate role

Hard Rock International has hired Ragheb “Raj” Dajani as senior vice president of its real estate development division. The company made the announcement in a news release May 18.

Dajani is responsible for finding new real estate development prospects, directing real estate development strategy, and overseeing strategic business growth plans and goals, the release said.

Ragheb “Raj” Dajani (Hard Rock)

“We’re thrilled to have Raj join our real estate development team as we continue to further cement the Hard Rock brand as a pillar in the global luxury hospitality space,” Joe Emanuele, chief design and development officer at Hard Rock International, said in the release. “His extensive experience in bringing top-of-the-line luxury integrated resort concepts to life makes Raj an invaluable addition to the Hard Rock team.”

Dajani has more than 30 years of real estate experience with integrated resort developments at luxury residential, hospitality, and casino properties. At Kerzner International and Brookfield Hospitality Management he helped to develop luxury towers at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, Morocco, and Dubai. He also worked on projects at One&Only Resorts in the Bahamas and Mexico – and at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Connecticut.

Most recently, he was the head of planning for Galaxy Entertainment Group in Japan, where he pursued a license to develop and operate a multibillion-dollar integrated resort.

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