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Ragheb "Raj" Dajani has joined Hard Rock International as the new senior vice president of development

Hard Rock International Names New SVP of Development

Hard Rock International, headquartered in Hollywood, FL, has appointed Ragheb “Raj” Dajani as the new SVP of development. In this role, Dajani will be responsible for leading the maintenance of new real estate development prospects, directing real estate development strategy and overseeing the brand’s strategic business growth plans and goals. 

“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,” said Joe Emanuele, chief design and development officer at Hard Rock International. “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 most recently was the head of planning for Galaxy Entertainment Group in Tokyo. There, he established a development operation to pursue a license to develop and operate a multibillion-dollar integrated resort. 


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