Posts Tagged ‘Rotana Hotel Baghdad’

Tucker Elliott becomes new President of VN International.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

VN International, LLC is pleased to introduce Tucker Elliott as its new President and CEO. MTE thumbnail 2015 cropped for blog

Mr. Elliott has been a founder and principal of the company since is was established in 2009, as the overseas arm of VN Services, Inc.  To date, the company has worked on several construction projects in Iraq and a Due Diligence Review in The Republic of Korea for a proposed residential development in the Maldives.

Mr. Elliott is also currently a Principal and Vice President at VN Services, and has been with the company since 1998.


VNI crew at The Shams Rotana Hotel, Baghdad

VNI crew at The Shams Rotana Hotel, Baghdad


Shams Rotana Hotel, Baghdad

Baghdad Police Cadet Academy


Baghdad, Iraq


Irrigation needs in Baghdad, Iraq


Tucker Elliott makes a trip to Washington DC

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The White House

Tucker Elliott just got back from a trip to Washington DC where he met with representatives of several federal agencies. Tucker remains impressed with the level of knowledge and dedication of those that he’s been dealing with, who often travel to fairly dangerous places on our behalf.

You may be surprised to know that one of these agencies, which is providing the loan on our client’s Baghdad hotel project, has generated profits from its loans that have helped lower the federal budget deficit every year for the last 34 years!

While he was in Washington DC, Tucker also had the opportunity to meet with the Commercial Attaché in the Iraqi Embassy to discuss additional opportunities for projects in Iraq.  The meeting proved to be very interesting.

Tucker Elliott travels to Qatar & Amman

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Tucker Elliott just got back from his trip to Amman, Jordan and Doha, Qatar. The Amman trip was a quarterly meeting for VNI’s Rotana Hotel Project in Baghdad, where we are the Owners’ Reps. He then went to Qatar to discuss possible work on upcoming projects, as there is a great deal of new construction occurring all over the region. 

Tucker also had the opportunity to learn more about Ramadan, which was being observed at that time. He took part in Iftar (the breaking of the daily fast) and got to try some fantastic local dishes and juice drinks. His favorite of the drinks was “Jallab”, a mixture of date juice with rose water topped with pine nuts.     Google it!

Clearly August is a tough time to go to Qatar, as the temperature was over 106 degrees F with extremely high humidity! Although Qatar is a desert environment, it is located on the Persian Gulf and is incredibly humid.

All in all, an exciting trip into an expanding world.