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An all-round hotelier with over 25 years of managerial experience spanning four continents and encompassing the industry’s various...
Sulayem is CEO of leading real estate and hospitality developer, Seven Tides. He has overall responsibility for the company’s luxury...
Adriaan started his career at Belgian Railways where he developed a financial model that evaluates the profitability of each Belgian...
Alain Debare has a career worth of experience in the hospitality industry. In particular he has extensive knowledge of hotel management...
Alan has been CEO of Homestay for 2 years. He has a decade of e-commerce management experience for both listed and privately held technology...
Ireland born, Alan has held several senior Revenue Management positions with Le Meridien and IHG before joining Mövenpick Hotels &...
Alex Kyriakidis was appointed President and MD of Middle East & Africa for Marriott International, Inc. in 2012. Previously, Kyriakidis...
Alistair Gosling is a serial entrepreneur, board director and private investor with an extensive network and broad experience across...
Moukarzel has dedicated his entire career to Middle East hospitality and the years of expertise gained from nearly four decades in...
Amir Lababedi is an Associate Director with the Dubai office of HVS International. He originally joined the company in October 2005...
Anabela Radosevic has worked with JA Resorts & Hotels for a total of eight years and currently holds position of Director of Sales...
Andreas has extensive consultancy and M&A experience across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the USA. He joined Christie...
Andrew Boshoff is Head of Strategy & Development for Global Hotel Alliance, the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands,...
AHV Associates is a multi-award winning provider of corporate finance and derivative advisory services to businesses. In corporate...
A South African national, McLachlan is based at Carlson Rezidor’s Development office in Cape Town, South Africa. Andrew is responsible...
Pratt has 40 years of experience in the UK residential property sector. He has worked at CBRE supporting the development of their residential...
Andrew joined Hospitality Property Fund in January 2007 as COO, became deputy chief executive officer in 2009, and CEO in 2013. Hospitality...
Andrew Sangster launched Hotel Analyst 10 years ago and it has grown into a publishing business that now encompasses the original title...
Andrew Taylor heads the Commercial Banking (SME) Leisure business for RBS, which is a national team comprised of nearly 80 relationship...
Andrey has more than 21 years of international experience. He co-founded VIYM in 2006 and today runs both the private equity growth...
A member of the Executive Committee, Angela is Chief Executive for Europe and reports directly to IHG's CEO, Richard Solomons. Prior...
Anil Bhardwaj, is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a founder member and past Chairman of the Dubai Chapter of the Institute...
A trusted and respected global strategic advisor in Tourism & Economic Development, Anita Mendiratta is the Founder and Managing...
Anne has been with Crowe Horwath for nine years, she is currently a Director and is based in Dublin. Her experience has included working...
Antoine Castro joined Quantum Global Real Estate as Managing Director in April 2012. He has over 14 years of real estate and executive...
Anton Bawab oversees the operations and the growth of Viceroy Hotel Group in the Middle East and European market. He has worked in...
Aqeel has given over 35 years service to the Gulf Hotels Group, 12 of which were as General Manager of the Gulf Hotel. He has a wealth...
Aron was born in Russia but has lived and worked in Europe (Belgium and UK) in property development and later as a strategic consultant...
Arthur De Haast was Global CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. until January 2012, and has been Chairman since...
Arthur studied economics and econometrics at Sciences Po and Ecole Polytechnique. He used his economic and econometric skills to found...
When Dr Badr Al Badr joined Saudi Hotels & Resorts Company (Sharaco) as CEO in 2012, he brought with him a fresh perspective to...
Bani Haddad joined Wyndham Hotel Group in 2007 to head the company’sdevelopment in the Middle East and Africa. His remit was expanded...
Belinda is CEO of AMBA Hotels and has more than 10 years management experience in the hospitality industry. Amba Hotels is a new contemporary...
Over the last 18 years Ben Martin has been involved in completing market analysis and financial feasibility studies for proposed hotel...
Bernard Forster is a skilled asset management professional. He has experience in successfully re-positioning hotels and procurement....
Bob Loewen joined the company in April 2000 as Director in Corporate Audit. He then served as VP - Corporate Audit, responsible for...
As president of Puccini Group, Bob has been responsible for designing and remodeling over 1,000 restaurants worldwide, He has worked...
Bob Silk joined Barclays Bank in 1979 as a joiner clerk and gained first lending manager’s job in late 1987 at the bank’s Uxbridge...
Brian Reeves is the founder and CEO of GOPPAR Digital; specialists in digital marketing and distribution for hotels. Brian created...
Carl Michel is an executive specialising in travel and aviation. He has expertise as a general manager, in strategy, M&A, online...
Carlo is a partner in PwC’s strategy practice, and he is one of the firm’s thought leaders in the area of business model design,...
Catalin specializes in improving decision-making for large-scale investments, particularly related to the development of tourism and...
Charlie Osmond is the founder of Triptease, a new travel reviews website and iPad app for image-led travel reviews designed for social...
Chiheb specialises in Hospitality and leisure real estate investment advisory. He has been at Jones Lang LaSalle for eight years and...
Chris is a real estate professional and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveryors (RICS) and has been CEO of yoo Holdings...
As Regional Director of Hospitality for AECOM's Building + Places practice, based in Hong Kong, Mr. Low provides design leadership,...
Christian is an Executive Director in Ernst & Young London's Transaction Advisory Services. He has specialised in Transactions...
Christine Hodder is the General Manager of The Stafford by Kempinski in London this is a five-red-AA-star, 105-bedroom hotel This...
Christine Petersen leads TripAdvisor for Business, a division focused on redefining the way the tourism industry markets to travelers....
Chris is the Managing Director of specialist property advisor Christie + Co where he has worked for twenty seven years. Based in London,...
Before joining Katara Hospitality, he managed a portfolio of hotels for Kingdom Hotel Investments as vice-president (asset management)...
Christopher is responsible for managing Expedia group’s relationships with many of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this...
Since joining Jones Lang LaSalle in London in 1994, Christoph Härle has specialised in German speaking countries and led the German...
Clinton has been Director of Revenue Management since 2010. Before this he has worked for InterContinental Hotels Group and Firmdale...
Clive co-founded Vision Hospitality Asset Management in 2002, providing specialist and independent advice to investors within the industry....
Cyril is SVP in Global Market Management at Expedia, he was previously VP for Asia Pacific - Partner Services Group and Director of...
Daniel Silke is one of South Africa’s leading Independent Political Analysts and Keynote Speakers covering South African, African...
Dario Filippone is the Group Business Development Director and member of the executive committee of Mangalis Management Group. In this...
Darroch Crawford has led the opening of three hotels in Dubai and signed deals to launch the limited service brand in Abu Dhabi and...
David has been working at RBS since 2002, originally as an Economist before becoming a Senior Economist. He served at Ernst & Young...
David has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry. He is the author of the only comprehensive book on hotel valuation,...
David has worked as Chairman PrivateFly, Chairman Yuuguu, Director On the Beach Holidays, Director i-level Digital, Vice Chairman at...
David Grant Thomson, who describes himself as a Scot with an outrageous English accent, originally moved to the Middle East in 1984....
Demian regularly presents his research at academic conferences, provides executive education and is a frequent moderator, speaker and/or...
CEO & founding member of Mangalis Management Group, a company of Inaugure Hospitality, first African-born group of international...
Dennis Karera is a Rwandan businessman operating two major business areas; Hospitality Industry and Real Estate developments. He is...
Dirk has over 20 years experience in hotel operational consulting with a focus on database management & customer loyalty programs...
Duncan Berry is Chief Executive Officer for Choice Hotels Europe, the UK subsidiary of Choice Hotels International. He is responsible...
Chief Edem was previously the spokesperson for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and President for Culture and National...
Edwin D. "Ed" Fuller is the former President & Managing Director of Marriott International and the current President of Laguna...
Elizabeth Randall Winkle is Managing Director for STR Global. Prior to being appointed Managing Director, Elizabeth had been Director...
Erica oversees HomeAway's two UK businesses, HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk. Prior to her role as Senior Regional Director...
Eric Jafari is the Managing Director - Development for SACO. Prior to joining SACO, Eric Jafari was the co-founder/Managing Director...
Ewan has worked with some of the world’s strongest hotel brands; LeMeridien, Holiday Inn, Grosvenor House, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental....
Ewout Hoogendoorn is owner and managing director of Horwath HTL Benelux, member of Crowe Horwath International. Crowe Horwath International...
Filippo Sona has been in the global hotel industry for the past 20 years working for International hotel companies and consultancies...
Francois Baudin was appointed Senior Vice President of Development Europe Middle East and Africa for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International...
Frank Croston is one of the two founding Partners of Hamilton Hotel Partners, responsible for all asset management and direct management...
Frank Fiskers was appointed President & CEO of Scandic in October 2013 – a role he also held from 2007 until 2010. In between,...
Frank founded Avvio in 2003. Frank and his team have consistently broken new ground with innovative technologies that enable hotels...
Fred Hines is now Vice President of Hospitality & Leisure at Patron Capital, one of the leading real estate managers in Europe....
Mr. Petersen is responsible primarily for asset management activities. He oversees Blackstone's hospitality investments in Europe....
Gael Le Lay is in charge of hotel business line within AXA Real Estate, from deal sourcing, acquisition, asset management to exit strategy. AXA...
Gebhard F. Rainer was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. Most recently, Mr. Rainer...
Geoff Andrew is the Chief Operating Officer of Worldhotels AG. He served as the Managing Director of Nexus World Services Inc., since...
Gerald Lawless has helped establish Jumeirah as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. He joined the company in 1997...
Gerard has over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Gerard joined the property profession dealing initially with residential...
Gillian Saunders is Director and Head of Grant Thornton Advisory Services in South Africa. She holds a BSC (Hons) in hotel, catering...
Gordon has been a Board Director and CFO since 1 April 2009, after joining KHI in 2007 as VP and Group Treasurer. He is responsible...
Guy has been Director Strategic Accounts, EMEA at IDeaS Revenue Solutions since 2012. He has previously worked for Macdonald Hotels...
Guy is the Managing Director at Madison Mayfair. Since the company was founded in 1995, Madison Mayfair has provided hospitality specialist...
Haddis' focus on growth and development has enabled United Africa Group to develop projects that have improved and enhanced both the...
Hala Matar Choufany, MRICS is the Regional Managing Director of HVS Dubai and is responsible for the firm's valuation and consulting...
Hannes Spanring is Managing Director & Head of Projects at Meininger Hotels. He has longstanding expertise in project management...
Hans Meyer is one of the founders of Zoku and is also the initial creator, co-founder and former partner of the citizenM hotel concept....
Heinz specialises in Hotel Asset & Property management, feasibility studies, openings and financing. He is currently Managing Partner...
Henning Fries has extensive experience within the global hotel field with both independent and international hotel companies, including...
Hon. Lawrence Evans is the Member of Parliament for Livingstone Central in Zambia. He is the Deputy Minister of Tourism & Arts.
Hooman Ehsani is Developer at Tribe, a luxury 5-star boutique hotel, that has won numerous accolades including recently being named...
Hugh has been in the hotel business for over 20 years, joining in 1989 with a Masters degree in Marketing from Penn State University....
An Architect & Interior Designer specialising in the hotel sector. Ian is Director of ICA, a 40 strong architecture and interior...
Professor Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Ian...
Ingo Schweder, Founder and Managing Director of Horwath HTL Health and Wellness, leads the Market Research & Feasibility and Concept...
Ms. Stamate-Rocha joined Patron in 2011, with responsibilities in deal sourcing, execution, structuring, financing, due diligence and...
Irwin Barkan has over thirty years of experience as a business owner in commercial real estate and retail, and has been an active investor...
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife....
Jakob Riegger is co-founder and managing director of TrustYou. Before launching TrustYou, Jakob was global head of consulting and professional...
Jalil is the Americas COO of Hotels & Hospitality Group at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, at the time of filming he was Managing Director...
Since 2009, James has been Chief Executive of VisitEngland, the official tourism body for England. He began his career in arts administration...
James is has managed VenueVerdict, Meetings Benchmark Tracker and GuestRate programmes at BDRC, overseeing customer experience, feedback...
James Chappell is responsible for the Marketing, Business Development and growth of the Horwath HTL brand. This includes working to...
James’ areas of expertise include corporate finance, private equity, family offices, public companies, private companies and raising...
Jean-Jacques Dessors was appointed as Chief Operating Officer Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean and Caribbean Islands, from January...
Chomette is the founder and CEO of Algonquin SA. His career includes roles as an Associate at Everest Capital hedge fund where he was...
Jeff has over 20 years of international experience in the travel and hospitality sector and is leading Sojern’s initiatives to help...
Jim Abrahamson is Interstate Hotels & Resorts' chief executive officer responsible for the Company's overall performance and global...
João developed his career in international and investment banking in Millenniumbcp, the biggest private owned bank in Portugal, and...
Joe is an accomplished CEO with a substantial record of delivering commercial results. He brings more than 30 years of leadership,...
Joe has been with Queensway Group for over 8 years and in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Joe's responsibility is to...
John Brennan is chief executive of Jurys Inn and non-exec director at investment firm Avestus Capital Partners, which owns the midmarket...
John Wagner is Partner in Cycas Hospitality and has over 30 years’ hotels sector experience with extensive knowledge of European...
John Ngumi joined Standard Bank in Nairobi in 2004, and heads Standard Bank’s Investment Banking Coverage business in East Africa....
John Walker has worked at Westminster for over 30 years and is the Operational Director for Development Planning, which oversees all...
Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, is one of the founders and co-organisers of leading conferences for the hotel investment...
Jonathan has almost twenty years’ experience in the hotel and real estate sectors. He is Chairman & Owner of HoCoSo. HoCoSo...
Joseph is the former President & CEO of AH&LA. As the head executive of the largest trade association representing the US lodging...
Josh has been responsible for managing equity with a core focus in Generator Hostels – his success enabled the platform to increase...
Jovica Mracevic is the Development Manager of Portonovi, luxury development project located in Bay of Boka Kotorska in Montenegro....
French national, born 1968, Chief Development Officer. Julien joined the Orascom Development Group in 2006 as a member of the Executive...
With more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, Khalid has had the opportunity to manage hotels under well-reputed international...
Karen handles most types of commercial real estate but specialises in the acquisition, development and disposal of property in the...
Kathleen Matthews is the chief communications and public affairs officer for Marriott International, the leading global hotel company...
Kees Hartzuiker oversees all aspects of Roya International, leading an interdisciplinary team of 55 consultants and specialists, charged...
Portfolio asset management for Hyatt across Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, managing transactions with respect to owned...
Kevin is Global Leader for the Leisure and Culture market sector for AECOM. A masterplanner and designer, Kevin has over 25 years experience...
In 1996, Kingsley Seevaratnam joined Westmont as Executive Vice President to lead operations across Europe. He previously served as...
Kirk was appointed President, The Americas in June 2011, he is responsible for the management, growth, and profitability of the company's...
Kofi Adomakoh is the Director, Project & Export Development Finance, at the African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank), which is...
A native of Morocco, Lahcen Haddad holds a Ph.D. in comparative cultural studies from the University of Indiana. He has been co academic...
Laurence Geller CBE has held significant roles as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since the organisation’s initial...
Lennert de Jong is Amsterdam based and heads up Distribution & Business Development for a new transformational chain of hotels,...
(at the time of interview Leo Brand was CEO of Swisscom Hospitality Services) Leo Brand was CEO of Swisscom Hospitality Services. He...
Lionel heads Topland’s hotel-focused activity, spearheading the firm’s plans to build a £1 billion hotel business and supporting...
Lisa Neubüser is a Director of the Invesco Real Estate (IRE) Hotel Fund Management team, a dedicated specialist team who manage IRE’s...
Lo'ai heads the Investment Management Group (IMG) which is considered the investment arm of Oman Arab Bank SAOC. He has more than 21...
Lourie is a globally experienced real estate investment and banking executive with commercial vision, international operational experience,...
Macy Marvel has extensive professional experience in the financial sector, and since March 2014 has been a consultant with Opus Hospitality...
Mr Mokrane joined LaSalle in June 2013 as Head of Research and strategy for Europe. He is based in London and overseas European property...
Majid is President of Westmont Hospitality Group, he is a Founder and President at Westmont Group. He has extensive knowledge of international...
Marcel is Director of Business Development EMEA at Frasers Hospitality. He previously worked as Acquisition & Asset Manager Hospitality...
Marcello Baricordi has recently been appointed as Country Manager for Visa UAE within the APCEMEA region, joining from the Visa London...
Marc is currently co-founder and managing director of Zoku. Marc is leading the international roll-out (acquisition + development),...
Marco is an experienced industry analyst and researcher, specialising in North American and APAC online travel & hospitality markets....
Marc Socker is a Senior Director of Invesco Real Estate’s Hotel Fund Management team, a dedicated specialist team who manage IRE’s...
Marc has more than 20 years of national and international real estate experience. He had formerly worked as Head of International Real...
Margaret McMahon manages and leads the firm’s interior design practice. Margaret’s 27 years in the design industry have produced...
Marianne Ndegwa Jordan is the Managing Director of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation which is the only Development Financial Institution...
María Zarraluqui is Vice President Business Development for Melia Hotels International Group, she is heading the worldwide development...
Mark Clacy-Jones is Vice President and Head of Applied Research for real estate at MSCI, focusing on bringing transparency and insight...
Mark is head of UK alternative real estate at MSCI (formerly IPD), responsible for the complete service to UK residential, healthcare,...
Mark Weinstein serves as vice president of strategy and loyalty at Hilton Worldwide, where he is responsible for strategy and execution...
Mark Wynne Smith is the Global CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, which provides hotel real estate advice to leaders in hospitality...
In 2011, PATA - Pacific Asia Travel Association appointed Martin as CEO. He has served in pivotal and senior roles in Short Brothers...
Martin leads the development efforts of Melia Hotels International in the Middle East Region. He has over 20 years of experience in...
Matthews role at Fasbooking has included; Starting the UK & Ireland regional office for Fastbooking. Recruiting a Sales Team, Developing...
Matthieu Evrard joned Louvre Hotels in 2007 and wasnamed International Development Director two years later, he played an active role...
Max is responsible for growing Choice’s international portfolio and focuses on helping to achieve the company’s ambitious growth...
Thorne has extensive knowledge within the hospitality industry, having worked for over 22 years in the Hotel and Serviced Apartment...
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties...
Michael is a Consultant at CB Richard Ellis Hotels, where he provides hospitality, leisure and tourism advisory on an international...
Michael Levie is a Founding Partner of citizenM. He is a Board member of SnapShot GmbH. He previously worked as Country Manager and...
Michael has more than 25 years experience of the international hotel sector and has specialised in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia/CIS...
Pior to founding Ruby Hotels, Michael Struck successfully established the hotel groups Kameha, Gold Inn and Dormero as an entrepreneur,...
Michael is based in Munich for his role as Director of Sales & Marketing. Michael began his career in hotel operations and gained...
At the time of filming, Miguel Ruano was Lead Associate at The Hotel Solutions Partnership Ltd. Miguel is a registered architect and...
Minesh Shah oversees TripAdvisor for Business’ Review Collection offerings. Shah has strong travel and strategic management experience....
Misha specializes in corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, community relations and consensus building. He co-wrote Real...
Mr. Al Dhaheri is a UAE National from Al Ain, the heritage city of Abu Dhabi emirate and the capital of its Eastern Region, who joined...
HARTT is a group of companies providing total solutions to the hospitality industry. Between the (4) major companies: HARTT Hotel Investments,...
Mossadeck Bally is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Azalaï Hotels Group. In 1994, he acquired the mythical “Grand Hôtel...
Muriel provides WATG Clients with strategic development advice as well as guiding internal market and product strategy through bespoke...
Navneet Bali took over as CEO of MEININGER Hotels following its acquisition by Holidaybreak in the UK. He joined Holidaybreak in May...
Neil heads Starwood’s Development team for the Middle East & Africa, having moved to Dubai from the Starwood Divisional office...
Nick is Regional Head of Hotels for Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP’s London based hotels group, which has been ranked number 1 for hotels...
Nick leads the international Travel, Hospitality and Leisure (THL) advisory practice. Recognised as a leader in its field, the team...
Nick Varney is the Chief Executive of Merlin Entertainments Group (Merlin), the company he and his team founded in 1999 from the management...
Nicolas Mayer is responsible for the overall service delivery of PwC Switzerland's Service Offering to Clients in Lodging & Tourism...
Nigel Huddleston is the Industry Head within the Google Travel team with particular responsibility for the hotels & accommodation...
Sir Nigel Knowles is global co-chief executive officer of DLA Piper. He has been managing partner since 1996 and in that time has led...
Nima is the head of development team for Wyndham Hotel Group in Europe, responsible for growing WHG brands and overseeing the entire...
Olaf is currently based in the Paris office and provides global coverage of investments with a variety of instruments including equity,...
Olivier Granet has worked in several roles in various countries at Accor for the past seven years. He is currently based at Accor Middle...
Olivier is Managing Director - EMEA at Airbnb. He has a background in Marketing and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has previously...
Olivier Harnisch joined Rezidor in January 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Rezidor,...
Servotel Corporation is now widely recognized as the leading advisor in the investment and development of hotels, resorts, and integrated...
Mr. Pascal Gauvin has been the Chief Operating Officer for India, Middle East and Africa at Intercontinental Hotels Group plc since...
Patrick joined Whitbread in 2009 after serving as Managing Director of Marriott in the UK. He was with Forte Hotels for 20 years, prior...
Based in London, Patrick is accountable for the rapid expansion of the company’s portfolio of brands throughout Europe and Africa...
Patrick Sanville is a recognised expert in the European market, with a wealth of experience in the hotel real estate industry. In 1992,...
Paul Alexander is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the UK’s leading customer insight group, Beyond Analysis. Responsible...
Paul is now Non Executive Director at NH Hotel Group.
Paul has spent his full career with CHI limited (Corinthia Hotels), joining the company straight from University in 1990. He rose through...
Paul Richard has years in the IT industry both with Industry leaders such as Oracle and HP as well as industry specialists such as...
Paul Slattery is a director of Otus & Co, which provides strategic and corporate finance advice to hospitality and travel companies....
Paul West has over 20 years experience in application and software development across diverse industry segments including hospitality,...
Former banker Peter Anscomb joined the Edwardian Group in November 2012 as Senior Corporate Director with a wide-ranging mandate. Formally...
Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and CBS Sunday...
Henley is President & CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group with a wealth of international experience across business development, asset...
Peter Malone is the founder and CEO of Hospitality People Group based in London. Peter and his team work with major global clients...
Peter Norman serves as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. His leadership covers...
Peter O'Connor, Ph.D. is Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School Business School (France) and Associate Dean of...
Peter Shaindlin is recognized as one of the leading visionaries and change agents in the global luxury hospitality industry, specializing...
Peter Verhoeven holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hotelschool The Hague. He began his career in operations...
Peter joined IHG under Bass in 1977 as Assistant General Manager in Hotel Eretria Beach (Greece), after having held different hotel...
President of CH-Group since 2006, President of DC “Polis Service Development” since 2005. Before joining CH-Group, Petr was the...
Phiippe Baretaud has been SVP at ACCOR, leading development for EMEA since the summer of 2011 and is based in Paris. He was Development...
Philippe has over 18 years international experience in hotel development and real estate, covering acquisitions, asset management,...
Philippe currently serves as Managing Partner of Horwath HTL based in Paris. Before joining Horwath HTL, he was Corporate Head of Research...
Active in the software industry for over 25 years Philip has optimized processes as a consultant in various industries with the help...
Phiwe Marumo is a Senior Business Development Manager Africa for the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), a state owned development...
Pierre Botteron joined Swissôtel in 2000 as Director of Human Resources & Training at Swissôtel The Howard in London. Thereafter,...
Preben Vestdam is the founder of HotelSwaps, an innovative internet-based exchange programme, where hotel owners and hotel management...
Puneet has been CEO since November 2012 and a Member of the Management Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG since the beginning of January...
Rami Moukarzel, was appointed Director - Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa for FRHI in 2011. He began his career in 2002...
Remy Merckx is Senior Director Global e-Business Development for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group based in the company headquarters in Brussels,...
Renzo is the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Accor Hospitality in Italy, part of Accor Group, the world's leading hotel operator...
With Kempinski since 1995 Wittwer is regarded as an inspiration to many, and as a motivational and generous leader, the grand ambassador...
Richard Candey is a Senior Director and has been working at DTZ Holdings plc since early 2007 as the Head of Hospitality. Previous...
Richard is chief executive at Best Western. He has over 35 years' experience in the hospitality and travel industries. His previous...
Richard Valtr comes from a family background in hotel investment and management, and he was educated at University College London....
Riko is based at Kempinski's headquarters overseeing the Distribution, E-Commerce, Revenue Management, and Loyalty disciplines. In...
At the time of filming, Robert Cook was CEO at Hotel du Vin and Malmaison. Robert was appointed CEO of De Vere Hotels & Village...
Robert Gaymer-Jones joined Sofitel in 2007 after holding a variety of senior operational positions, notably with Marriott International....
(at the time of this interview Robert was Managing Director, Horwath HTL - Asia Pacific) Robert oversees the Pacific Asia territory...
Robert leads development for all of IHG's brands in Europe for franchised and managed hotels, overseeing deals through the design and...
Robin has succeeded in leading YO! Sushi as CEO from four London restaurants to 62 in the UK and 13 overseas. He has previously served...
Rob is Head of Hotel Transactions at Savills, where he is responsible for all hotel transactions across the UK and Western Europe....
Mr. Kacou has a significant experience in Africa, where he has held regional roles for almost 20 years with InterContinental Hotels...
Rohan has been at Sankara Hotel Group in Kenya for five years. He is Director of Corporate Development. Before this he did the same...
9flats.com ( http://9flats.com ) currently offers more than 100,000 apartments for overnight stays worldwide. The company is always...
Following Hotel School training in Austria, Jagersbacher began his career with Hilton International in 1974. In 1984 he left to join...
Rui Barros is responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s operations functions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, overseeing...
Russell Kett is Chairman of the London office of HVS, the leading global specialist hotel valuation, consulting, asset management and...
Russel Sharpe graduated from Surrey University intent on developing a career within the hotel and catering industry. He opted to learn...
Rutger Smits is a global hospitality executive with senior level operational experience and extensive hotel consulting, development...
Mr. Salman A. Haider is the Executive Managing Director of Hotels. Heads up the Hotel team and is also a member of the six member Executive...
Sameer is Head of Real Estate Investments at SEDCO. SEDCO is a multi-billion dollar Family Office of Bin Mahfouz family based out of...
Sandie Dawe was appointed Chief Executive of VisitBritain in May 2009. She joined VisitBritain in 1991 and became director of Strategy...
Sanjay has been with Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) for over 7 years and is based in the United Arab Emirates. He reviews...
As part of BridgeStreet’s London-based Development team, Sarah is responsible for the strategic analysis of new development opportunities...
Satyan Joshi is an Industry Manager in Google's UK Sales Team, based in London. He is responsible for building and maintaining key...
Saurabh joined Louvre Hotels in June 2012 as a Director for International Development and Acquisitions. Since joining Louvre Hotels,...
Scott Antel is a senior partner in the Moscow office of DLA Piper and heads the firm’s Hospitality Services Group for Russia, the...
Scott has been at Eastdil for 9 years and is currently Senior Vice President. He studied at University of Delaware. Eastdil Secured...
Sean has extensive experience in Operations, Sales & Development in the USA, Europe, Middle East, China, Indo China and Australia....
Sedat has 30 years of international experience in the hospitality industry with senior Sales and Marketing - both property based and...
Shahram Hashemi before being at OBIC was most recently Head of Investment Team and Vice President of Private Equity at DIB Capital...
As Managing Director, International Operations, Shaun Hinds leads operational functions throughout EMEA and APAC, as well as working...
Simon has widespread hotel industry experience, having been Chief Development Officer at Onyx Hospitality in Thailand from 2009 –...
Simon Coombs is instrumental in the development and expansion of the Shaza brand. He has regional expertise and experience in growing...
Simon I'Anson is VP Business Development for Swisscom Hospitality Services. He has over 13 years of experience working with buyers...
Simon´s experience includes operations and quality management positions at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and was responsible for...
As President of Europe for Hilton Worldwide, Simon Vincent is responsible for more than 35,000 team members in over 230 hotels across...
Sinai has 10 years experience as a Director. The Kempinski name is known for a growing collection of distinguished properties around...
Sir David Michels holds several significant Chairman roles, including EasyJet Plc, Deputy Chairman of Marks and Spencer Plc and Chairman...
Stephan Balzer is the founder and managing director of the communications agency red onion GmbH in Berlin. The trained media consultant...
Stephen is Managing Director of SACO, a serviced apartment operator has been built up over 18 years to be a leader in the sector and...
Stephen McCall is responsible for Hotel Performance Support (HPS), the Europe Food and Beverage strategy, Europe Standards and also...
Stephen P. Joyce is president, chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:...
Founder of umi Digital, Steve set it up wanting to provide the industry with great design and technology with a passion for the hospitality...
Steven has over 49 years of experience in design, management and construction administration for architectural projects as an experienced...
Steven joined Dolce Hotels and Resorts in November 2008 after serving more than six years as President and Chief Executive Officer...
Steve is Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking at Santander UK Corporate Banking, at the time of filming Steve was Executive Director...
In 1993, Arora began the development of a B&B at London Heathrow airport to house airline staff. In 1999, he founded Arora International,...
Universally recognised as one of the world’s leading spa experts, Susan Harmsworth’s innovative, inspirational and forward thinking...
Sven Doliwa has a proven track record in Sales, Marketing, Distribution and Business Development having worked in senior position for...
Mr. Rifai is Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) based in Madrid, Spain. He holds this position since 1 January...
Taras Ettl is Vice-President Development of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for the Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for...
Thomas Dubaere was appointed the Managing Director for the UK & Ireland in February 2012 for Accor. Dubaere is responsible for...
Thomas Emanuel is Director of Business Development and has overall responsibility for the organisation’s business development and...
Tom Page is a corporate partner and has also been the Head of the Hotels & Leisure group since 2008. With experience across...
Tim Helliwell heads the Barclays Hotels Team, with responsibility for the Bank’s hotel clients within the UK and Western Europe....
Tim Lloyd-Hughes is head of Deutsche Bank’s European Hotel, Leisure & Gaming Investment Bankingactivities. As such he is the...
Tim Ramskill leads the Pan European Travel & Leisure Equity Research team at Credit Suisse. Tim coordinates Credit Suisse’s...
Travis is an experienced travel industry executive who is passionate in helping hotel partners better understand the strategic benefits...
Trevor Ward is a specialist consultant in the hospitality and leisure industries, and is the Principal of the W Hospitality Group with...
Valentine Ozigbo is the MD/CEO for Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Ltd, owners of Transcorp Hilton Hotels (one of largest...
Vernon is the CEO of Hotel Partners Africa and a Director of W Hospitality Group in Nigeria. He has a vast experience with over 20...
William E. Heinecke founded the Minor Group in l967 -- nearly three decades later it has grown into more than thirty companies. Bill...
Wilma Kellerman-Baans is an expert in Hotel Property Development in Europe and has special expertise in the German speaking countries...
Wolfgang M. Neumann is President & Chief Executive Officer of the Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies...
Wolfgang Weinz has been Senior Technical Specialist for Hotels, Catering, Tourism at the International Labour Organisation since 2007....
Yann Caillère, 59, is a graduate of the Ecole Hôtelière de Thonon-les-Bains. He began his career outside France before joining Pullman...
Ziad El Chaar, Managing Director, DAMAC Properties began his career with the largest private company in Lebanon, Fattal Holding where...