Michael is a Consultant at CB Richard Ellis Hotels, where he provides hospitality, leisure and tourism advisory on an international scale. He is Chairman to the Business Visits & Events Partnership, Vice Chairman to The Tourism Alliance, a member of the British Tourism Industry Group and Welcome To Britain Group (part of Visit Britain).
Michael has assisted the Board of Danubius Hotels, he was a former Board member of Doyle Hotels and the Ladbroke Group Plc. He has also been Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of Arbuthnot Securities’ UK Regional Hotel Property Fund and Chairman of eCOGRA. In 1990, he became Chairman and CEO of Hilton International and in 1993, was voted Corporate Hotelier of the World by readers of HOTELS Magazine. He has also been Director of NR Nordic & Russia Properties. In 2003, Michael was voted Personality of the Year by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine before receiving his OBE. At the IHIF 2008 Conference, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.