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Alinio Azevedo
Alinio Azevedo
CEO
Aspen Hospitality
Andy Chopra
Andy Chopra
Managing Partner
Banyan Investment Group
Andy Chopra
http://satoricol.com
Atlanta | USA
Satori Collective is a commercial real estate investment and asset manager focused primarily on hotel property investment. We are resilient investors committed to fostering meaningful relationships while delivering out-sized, risk adjusted returns.
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Chief Executive Officer
Pellas Development Group
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
http://www.pellasdevelopment.com/es/
San Jose | Costa Rica
Pellas Development's vision is to become the leader of Central America in development and responsible operation of planned communities and exclusive resorts. With a focus Modern and sustainable planning, design and construction.
Daniel Campos
Daniel Campos
General Director
Caribe Hospitality
Daniel Campos
http://www.caribehospitality.com/
Escazú | Costa Rica
Caribe Hospitality es una compañía nacida del objetivo de desarrollar hoteles para ser manejados por hoteleros experimentados y respetados. La estrategia comienza seleccionando ubicaciones clave y construyendo instalaciones que son diseñadas y ajustadas para alcanzar las necesidades del viajero de esparcimiento y negocios. Alcanzamos nuestra misión de ser el desarrollador regional líder de las mejores y más prestigiosas marcas de hoteles a través de la eficiencia, compromiso, trabajo en equipo y responsabilidad, todos componentes clave de relaciones a largo plazo con nuestros socios de negocio.
Joanna Ayala Quintana
Joanna Ayala Quintana
Director of Development
Marriott International
Joanna Ayala Quintana
http://www.marriott.com/
Miami | FL | USA
Hospitality sector with presence worldwide (4,000+ Hotels) & 18 brands, from luxury to select service.
Josh Littman
Josh Littman
VP of Development (Europe)
SH Hotels & Resorts
Josh Littman
https://www.shhotelsandresorts.com/
SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is a hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Baccarat Hotels, Treehouse Hotels, and SH Collection properties. Leveraging its marketing, design, operational, and technological expertise, SH is the force behind some of the most groundbreaking and dynamic hotel brands in the world.
MariaPia Intini
MariaPia Intini
Development & Investment Director Europe
Private Investments
Paul Arnold
Paul Arnold
Vice President Development - Americas
Rosewood Hotels Group
Paul Arnold
https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london
London | United Kingdom
Rosewood Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, encompasses three brands: ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Paula Menis Dyksztein
Paula Menis Dyksztein
COO
Excem Real Estate
Paula Menis Dyksztein
http://www.excemre.com/
Madrid | Spain
We provide real estate services with added value and specialist knowledge, leveraging on the experience gained from over 40 years that attest to our capacity as transaction enablers in various industries.
Pranav Bhakta
Pranav Bhakta
Managing Partner
Bhakta Capital
Pranav Bhakta
http://www.bhaktacapital.com
USA
Bhakta Capital is a data-driven real estate investment firm focused on developing, operating, and acquiring limited and select-service hospitality assets nationwide.
Alinio Azevedo
Alinio Azevedo
CEOAspen Hospitality
USA
Twenty year career includes hotel/resort acquisitions and development for Loews Hotels, the opening of a Miami development office and brand expansion in the Americas for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, real estate advisory services for Ernst and Young LLP in Miami. An internationally-experienced industry professional, including investor relations and projects in North America, Latin Americas, Europe. As a former adjunct Professor in the Hospitality Management Master’s Program at Florida University, has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Universidade Federal in Brazil and also attended the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris.
Andy Chopra
Andy Chopra
Managing PartnerBanyan Investment Group
USA
As a co-founder of Satori Collective, Andy functions as the MP and focuses on the firm’s strategic direction, business development, company culture, and is a voting member on the investment committee. US. Under his leadership, Satori has raised and deployed over USD $150MM in equity across USD $500MM in hotel investments across the USA.
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Chief Executive OfficerPellas Development Group
Costa Rica
Carlos Hernández has extensive experience in developing innovative and sustainable concepts in the urban planning, luxury hotels and real estate development sectors in remote or emerging destinations. As CEO of Pellas Development, he oversees a portfolio of development and investment of lands and resorts in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; for more of 1,000 million dollars. Among its most significant projects is the Development of the Mukul Hotel, Beach Golf & Spa (Auberge Resorts in Nicaragua) and the Hotel Dreams Las Mareas Resort & Spa (AMResorts in Costa Rica). Also has experience in various projects in Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and USA.
Daniel Campos
Daniel Campos
General DirectorCaribe Hospitality
Costa Rica
Mr. Campos has been the General Director of Caribe Hospitality since the Company began in 2000, when an exclusive agreement was signed with Marriott for the development of several Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Central America and the Caribbean. Since the beginning, Mr. Campos has been leading the company’s growth by incorporating new markets and properties in the project’s portfolio, highlighted by the first Residence Inn Hotel to be built in Latin America and the first Fairfield Inn in Central America. An Industrial Engineer from the University of Costa Rica, he has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Chile and the Kenan Flager Business School from the University of North Carolina, USA
Joanna Ayala Quintana
Joanna Ayala Quintana
Director of DevelopmentMarriott International
USA
Joanna Ayala is responsible for the development of managed properties in the Caribbean for Marriott International . She joined Marriott on 2022 after working for more than 3 years for Nh Hotel Group as Assets and Development Director for America. Before NH, she worked for more than 5 years at AccorHotels as Development manager for different countries. Between 2010 and 2014 she worked for the Synergy Group owned by Germán Efromovich, where she was part of the group that created Movich Hotels in Colombia and she later led its development in the country. Joanna has a BA degree at CESA University in Colombia and she followed her studies at the University of Kansai Gaidai in Hirakata, Japan.
Josh Littman
Josh Littman
VP of Development (Europe)SH Hotels & Resorts
United Kingdom
Josh Littman is the VP of Development for SH Hotels & Resorts, responsible for growing the company’s Baccarat Hotels, 1 Hotels and Treehouse Hotels brands throughout the EMEA region. With over 20 years of experience across the hospitality space, from operations to sales & marketing and real estate development, Josh has worked with a variety of international groups, including most recently as Head of Luxury Development in Europe for InterContinental Hotels Group, as VP of Development (EMEA) for Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos and in roles with Kerzner International, PKF Consulting and Mandarin Oriental.
MariaPia Intini
MariaPia Intini
Development & Investment Director EuropePrivate Investments
Netherlands
Mariapia Intini is Development and Investment Director at citizenM hotels, where she is responsible for securing new acquisitions in target cities in Europe. Prior to joining citizenM, she was Associate Director at Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Hospitality, where she valued over €1.5bn worth of single assets and portfolios (including NPLs) across Europe, and, before then, Senior Consultant at Colliers International’s EMEA Hotels. She started her real estate career at the global architectural firm Design International. She is a MRICS Chartered Surveyor and holds a Master’s Degree in Hotel Real Estate Finance from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, NY, when she completed a rotational programme at Marriott International’s US HQs.
Paul Arnold
Paul Arnold
Vice President Development - AmericasRosewood Hotels Group
USA
Paul Arnold is responsible for leading expansion initiatives in the Americas. Prior to his move to the U.S., he was based in London and Dubai responsible for Rosewood’s expansion across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Arnold worked globally with Ernst & Young for 12 years, five of which were spent in the United States before relocating to Dubai where he helped establish, and later led, the firm’s real estate, hospitality and leisure advisory services practice across the Middle East and North Africa. He began his career in the hospitality industry in operational roles at several hotels in the United States.
Paula Menis Dyksztein
Paula Menis Dyksztein
COOExcem Real Estate
Spain
Experienced Real Estate professional with a track record of 18 years in the Banking sector, Family Office business and Investment firms. Lived and worked in Argentina, Singapore and Madrid.
Pranav Bhakta
Pranav Bhakta
Managing PartnerBhakta Capital
USA
Pranav's transactional track record includes negotiating over US $3 Billion of transactions (M&A, Distressed Dispositions, Restructuring), capital markets (debt and equity/fund raising/VC), developments (ground up and conversion), in an international context. Unlike many professionals, he brings a 360-degree, cross-functional and multi-disciplinary perspective to the table – innovation and strategy through business model canvasing, principal investor, third party advisor, developer, and operator/asset manager – that collide into one objective: delivering shareholder value.

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