Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor welcomed Rodney Ellis, US State Senator, District 13 to his office on Sunday December 20, 2015. Senator Ellis, who was elected to the Texas Senate in 1990, was accompanied by his son. Also present was Mohammed Al Habtoor, CEO and Vice Chairman, Al Habtoor Group and Ahmed Al Habtoor, CEO, Al Habtoor Motors.
Ellis, who is based in Houston, Texas, has been leader on economic development, education, civil rights, responsible environmental policy, middle class tax cuts, and criminal justice issues, having passed over 600 bills.
Al Habtoor and the Senator discussed the political climate in the US, and the upcoming Presidential election, as well as the potential for investment in the State of Texas. Last year Al Habtoor purchased his first hotel in the United States, The President Abraham Lincoln Springfield, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
Al Habtoor said, “It was a pleasure to meet Senator Ellis. I have visited Texas many times and am very fond of it.” He added, “I am always looking for sound investments abroad. If the right opportunity presents itself, I will consider it.” Senator Ellis said he was very impressed by what he had seen in Dubai.