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Adrian Flueck
Adrian Flueck
Director of Hotel Asset Management
Invesco Real Estate
Adrian Flueck
http://www.invescorealestate.de
Munich | Germany
Helping investors achieve their financial objectives Over the years, we’ve grown to become one of the largest¹ and best regarded investment managers. Key to our success has been a relentless commitment to investment excellence and our focus on helping investors achieve their investment goals. It’s an approach that’s led to an ever-widening range of investment styles, asset classes, geographies and products, with a level of service designed to deliver a superior investment experience.
Alex Andjel
Alex Andjel
VP Development
Virgin Hotels
Alex Andjel
https://virginhotels.com/
London | United Kingdom
Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with the track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson's global Virgin Group has pioneered for over 40 years. Each property will intermix a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike.
Alex Edds
Alex Edds
Head Of Sustainability, Europe
LaSalle Investment Management
Alex Edds
http://www.lasalle.com
http://www.lasalle.com
+44 20 7852 4000
London | United Kingdom
LaSalle is one of the world's leading investment managers. We build long-term and trusted relationships with our clients – wherever they are and wherever they invest. We are focused solely on one asset class: real estate. This enables us to deliver competitive investment performance, along with the highest levels of client service. Our diverse client base consists of more than 400 investors across the globe, including pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments.
Andrew Davey
Andrew Davey
Senior Director
CBRE Investment Management
Andrew Davey
https://www.cbreim.com/
https://www.cbreim.com/
+44 20 7809 9000
London | United Kingdom
One of the world’s leading real assets managers, our team is responsible for more than $141.9 billion of assets under management.
Andrew Miele
Andrew Miele
Head of Development, Americas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Andrew Miele
https://www.sixsenses.com/en
USA
From its beginning, in the early 1990s Six Senses quickly became recognized as the hospitality industry’s pioneer of sustainable practices, demonstrating that responsibility can be successfully wedded to uncompromised high-end facilities.
Arron Taggart
Arron Taggart
Head of UK Investment
Cheyne Capital Management
Arron Taggart
http://www.cheynecapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Cheyne invests across the capital structure from the senior debt to the equity of corporates and real estate. With an investment philosophy grounded in rigorous fundamental analysis.
Benedetta Cassinelli
Benedetta Cassinelli
CEO & Co-founder
Considerate Group
Benedetta Cassinelli
https://www.considerategroup.com/
London | United Kingdom
Considerate Group are a B-Corp certified, specialist sustainability consultancy to the hotel & hospitality sector. The in-house team - led by joint managing partners Benedetta Cassinelli and Xenia zu Hohenlohe - comprises experts with extensive hospitality industry knowledge and experience (operational & functional departments); sustainability analysts; and engineers.
Caroline Tivéus
Caroline Tivéus
SVP, Director of Sustainable Business
Pandox
Caroline Tivéus
https://www.pandox.se/
https://www.pandox.se/
+46 8 506 205 50
Stockholm | Sweden
A leading hotel property company. Pandox owns and leases out hotel properties to leading hotel operators. Pandox owns a total of 156 hotels with a combined 35,000 rooms in 15 countries. Pandox has an integrated business model and is active throughout the value chain with the goal of offering the most attractive platform for hotel operations.
Catherine Dolton
Catherine Dolton
VP - Global Corporate Responsibility
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
Catherine Dolton
https://www.ihgplc.com
https://www.ihgplc.com
+44 189 551 2000
Dudley | United Kingdom
Christine Marez
Christine Marez
Vice President
Cumming Corporation
Christine Marez
https://ccorpusa.com/
Los Angeles | CA | USA
Cumming is an industry-leading, multi-faceted project management and cost consulting firm. We offer clients a comprehensive menu of integrated services.
Emmanuel Dissez
Emmanuel Dissez
Head of Asset Management
Schroders
Emmanuel Dissez
https://www.schroders.com/#
https://www.schroders.com/#
+31 (0) 20 305 28 40
Belgium
Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 35 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Emmanuel Vallee
Emmanuel Vallee
Business Development Director
NEOM
Emmanuel Vallee
https://www.neom.com/
Riyadh | Saudi Arabia
A revolution in urban living, a redefinition of space and time, with sustainability at its core, a model of urban design that puts people and planet in harmony.
Eric Jafari
Eric Jafari
Chief Development Officer
Edyn Group
Eric Jafari
https://www.findingedyn.com/
London | London, City of | United Kingdom
Gabriel Gn
Gabriel Gn
SAVP, Group Head of Business Development
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Gabriel Gn
http://www.banyantree.com/
Singapore
The Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, spas and residences with a strong industry track record since 1994. It also manages and/or has ownership interests in niche resorts and hotels. A resort managed by the Group typically commands room rates at the high end of each property’s particular market. The Group’s revenue is generated by three core business segments: Hotel Investments segment, Property Sales segment and Fee-based segment. Property Sales segment comprises sales of Hotel Residences or serviced apartments, Laguna Property sales and sales of Development project and sites. Fee-based segment comprises Hotel Management operations which include hotel management, club management and fund management, Spa/Gallery operations and Design and Others operations.
Hans-Peter Hermann
Hans-Peter Hermann
Senior Director Hotel Investment Management, Europe
Invesco Real Estate
Hans-Peter Hermann
http://www.invescorealestate.de
Munich | Germany
Helping investors achieve their financial objectives Over the years, we’ve grown to become one of the largest¹ and best regarded investment managers. Key to our success has been a relentless commitment to investment excellence and our focus on helping investors achieve their investment goals. It’s an approach that’s led to an ever-widening range of investment styles, asset classes, geographies and products, with a level of service designed to deliver a superior investment experience.
Inge Huijbrechts
Inge Huijbrechts
Global SVP Sustainability, Security & Corporate Communications
Radisson Hotel Group
Inge Huijbrechts
https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/corporate
Brussels | Belgium
Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world's largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. Its signature service philosophy is Every Moment Matters. Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel.
Jan Hazelton
Jan Hazelton
VP - Global Business & RE Development
Kerzner International
Jan Hazelton
https://www.kerzner.com/
https://www.kerzner.com/
+44 203 900 4400
London | United Kingdom
Our brands reflect who we are at our core. They embody our mission, vision and values. With properties all over the globe, each Kerzner brand offers a different experience within the same vision.
Jeffery Smith
Jeffery Smith
Vice President Sustainability
Six Senses Resorts & Spas
Jeffery Smith
http://www.sixsenses.com
http://www.sixsenses.com
+66 (0) 2631 9777
Bangkok | Thailand
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a management and development company, which manages resorts under the brand names Six Senses and Evason, plus Six Senses Spas Six Senses: A focus on the incredible natural beauty of locations, together with generous personal spaces, constantly create something new to discover. Six Senses offers individual style with a unique and diverse design personality, plus a strong sense of community.
Jens Blomdahl
Jens Blomdahl
Senior Vice President
KSL Capital Partners
Jens Blomdahl
http://www.kslcapital.com/
London | London, City of | United Kingdom
KSL is a $7bn private equity fund investing in travel and leisure businesses
John Brennan
John Brennan
Chairman
Amaris Hospitality
John Brennan
http://www.amarishospitality.com
Dublin | Ireland
Amaris Hospitality is a leading hotel investment and management company, owned by LRC Group. Our current strategy focuses on investing in established hotels trading under acclaimed international brands in key strategic locations to significantly grow our portfolio of high performing hotels with a view to delivering long-term, sustainable returns for investors.
Keith Evans
Keith Evans
Chief Investment & Development Officer
Ennismore Capital
Keith Evans
http://ennismore.com/
http://ennismore.com/
+44 203 301 0890
London | United Kingdom
We develop, operate and curate unique hospitality brands in some of the most exciting cities and neighborhoods around the world. Our development team travels the globe, looking for buildings and projects that make us buzz. We re-imagine old buildings and breathe life into new ones. From giant industrial warehouses to forgotten estates, we collaborate and create innovative experiences that are grounded in authentic places, people and crafts.
Lissa Engle
Lissa Engle
Managing Director
Berkeley Capital Group (BCG)
Lissa Engle
http://www.berkeleycapitalgroup.com
London | United Kingdom
Berkeley Capital Group ['BCG'] is an agile, innovative, Operating Partner on £100m+ sustainable hospitality investments and developments across the UK & Europe. BCG manages turnkey proces including development & asset management. New to 2021, BCG is pursuing a programmatic investment approach and seeking a global investor to partner with on opportunistic & value add hospitality deals across UK & Europe. BCG will seed deals to platform. BCG sponsors GRI's Sustainable Hospitality Committee.
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of Lending
Starwood Capital Group
Lorcain Egan
http://starwoodcapital.com/
London | United Kingdom
Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. Founded in 1991 by Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital's hallmark is to invest opportunistically, moving between asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as the firm perceives risk/return dynamics to be evolving. To execute this strategy, Starwood Capital has built up asset-class and geographic expertise in our target markets.
Marc Jongerius
Marc Jongerius
Managing Director & Co-founder
Zoku
Marc Jongerius
http://www.livezoku.com
Amsterdam | Netherlands
Focuses on providing a home base for travelling professionals and relocations from innovative and fast-growing companies in Amsterdam. It’s meant for people staying here for longer periods on end (a few days to a few months).
MariaPia Intini
MariaPia Intini
Development & Investment Director Europe
CitizenM Hotels
MariaPia Intini
http://www.citizenm.com/
Voorschoten | Netherlands
citizenM is an integrated investor, developer and operator of “affordable luxury” hotels around the world. Participated by APG, GIC and KRC Capital, citizenM currently counts 20 open hotels and over 20 under development across Europe, USA and Asia.
Marie Fukudome
Marie Fukudome
Director, Environmental Sustainability
Hyatt Hotels
Marie Fukudome
http://www.hyatt.com
http://www.hyatt.com
+1 312 750 1234
Chicago | USA
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands. As of June 30, 2017, the Company's portfolio included 731 properties in 56 countries. As we continue to grow, we don’t lose sight of what’s most important—people. Hyatt is a company that was built by family. It’s a workplace where coworkers become friends. Every day we care for our guests. Care is at the heart of our business, and it’s this distinct guest experience that makes Hyatt one of th
Marina Elsener
Marina Elsener
Director, Sustainable Development, Diversity & Inclusion, North & Central America
ACCOR- Canada
Marina Elsener
Megan Morikawa
Megan Morikawa
Global Director of Sustainability Office
Iberostar - Madrid
Megan Morikawa
http://www.grupoiberostar.com/
Madrid | Spain
Noelle Homsy
Noelle Homsy
Co-Founder
ENVI Lodges
Noelle Homsy
https://envilodges.com
Dubai | UAE
As we were rethinking the future of tourism, the entire world of travel went into upheaval. Priorities shifted. Our desire to make a positive change accelerated. We had to recalibrate what’s important and focus on creative ways to deliver a new experience to travelers. With sustainability at the core, ENVI LODGES recreates the luxury of five-star amenities in unchartered territories, with immersive experiences embedded throughout.
Paolo Servado
Paolo Servado
Managing Director
Blackstone
Paolo Servado
http://www.blackstone.com
London | United Kingdom
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies in which we invest, and the communities in which we live and work.
Paulo Mancio
Paulo Mancio
Senior Vice-President Design, Technical & Construction
Accor
Paulo Mancio
http://www.accorhotels.com
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Accor is a leading hospitality group offering experiences in more than 5,000 hotels across the world. The Group has been acquiring expertise for 50 years, with 39 hotel brands, from luxury to economy, supported by ALL, the new loyalty program.
Philipp Henle
Philipp Henle
Head of Global Development
Dorchester Collection
Philipp Henle
http://www.dorchestercollection.com
London | United Kingdom
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
Rami Badr
Rami Badr
Managing Director
Orion Capital Managers
Rami Badr
http://www.orioncapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Targets diversified pan-European real estate investments; single assets, developments, large portfolios, corporate divestitures and sale/lease-backs.
Ravi Govada
Ravi Govada
VP growth
Habitas
Ravi Govada
Susan Bland
Susan Bland
Managing Director
RBH Hospitality Management
Susan Bland
https://www.rbhmanagement.com/
https://www.rbhmanagement.com/
+44 (0) 208 232 9014
Brentford | London, City of | United Kingdom
RBH is a London-based hospitality management company, with a regional office in Glasgow. We manage over 45 hotels across the UK from luxury full-service hotels to limited-service properties.
Wesley Paul
Wesley Paul
Executive Chairman & Founder
Gemin-i Analytics
Wesley Paul
Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand
Professor, Department of Hospitality Management
IU International University of Applied Sciences
Willy Legrand
http://www.iu.org
Ban Honnef | Germany
Yaying Lin
Yaying Lin
Investment Management
China Resources Land Limited
Yaying Lin
http://en.crland.com.hk/
China
Adrian Flueck
Adrian Flueck
Director of Hotel Asset ManagementInvesco Real Estate
Switzerland
Alex Andjel
Alex Andjel
VP DevelopmentVirgin Hotels
United Kingdom
With 17 years’ experience in Hospitality and Real Estate , Alex has accumulated a track record in the sector. Currently, Alex is responsible for leading the expansion of Virgin Hotels in EMEA with the first project being VH Edinburgh (opening summer 2021). Virgin Hotels expect to announce a further two to three properties in Europe this year. Prior to Virgin Hotels, Alex was SVP Development at YOTEL, and previously as SVP Development of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd (Belmond) where he managed more than $500 million of acquisition, financing and dispositions of non-core assets. He successfully helped the company transition to third party hotel management agreements with its first hotel being the Belmond Cadogan Hotel.
Alex Edds
Alex Edds
Head Of Sustainability, EuropeLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Andrew Davey
Andrew Davey
Senior DirectorCBRE Investment Management
United Kingdom
Andrew Miele
Andrew Miele
Head of Development, AmericasSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
USA
As Head of Development, Americas, based in Miami, Andrew has responsibility for growing the Six Senses portfolio of hotels, resorts, and spas across the Americas. He believes strongly in the pillars and values of the Six Senses brand, lives by them harmoniously, and applies them to shape how he looks at each new opportunity. As the world recalibrates the focus on well-being and sustainability will no doubt be amplified. Prior to joining Six Senses he spent over 12 years at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, were he oversaw and lead the growth and due diligence on a number of projects and openings internationally such as, Megeve, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Surf Club (Florida), Los Cabos, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, and New Orleans.
Arron Taggart
Arron Taggart
Head of UK InvestmentCheyne Capital Management
United Kingdom
Benedetta Cassinelli
Benedetta Cassinelli
CEO & Co-founderConsiderate Group
United Kingdom
Benedetta is Managing Director & Co-founder of Considerate Group a specialist sustainability solutions company that drives responsible management across hospitality businesses. She has over 20 years’ experience in the travel and hospitality space. Over the past 10 years she has been focusing on developing data technology & sustainability solutions for the sector thanks to her in-depth understanding of hotel operations and challenges as well as their need for technology driven solutions. Under her leadership, Considerate Group has been awarded two innovation competition grants by BEIS (UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) in technology, which led to the development of their innovative mobile App
Caroline Tivéus
Caroline Tivéus
SVP, Director of Sustainable BusinessPandox
Sweden
Catherine Dolton
Catherine Dolton
VP - Global Corporate ResponsibilityIHG InterContinental Hotels Group
United Kingdom
Catherine has been VP, Global Corporate Responsibility at IHG since 2018 she is responsible for overseeing IHG’s corporate responsibility strategy, leads IHG’s sustainability agenda and its global charitable giving and community programme. Previously, she was Head of Investor Relations at IHG, responsible for all activities and communications with investors and sellside analysts globally. She joined IHG in 2001, and spent 5 yrs leading the global hotel audit and EMEA corporate audit teams. Prior to that, Catherine spent 3 yrs with Ernst & Young, in their Consumer Products external audit function. She has a Natural Sciences degree from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales.
Christine Marez
Christine Marez
Vice PresidentCumming Corporation
USA
Emmanuel Dissez
Emmanuel Dissez
Head of Asset ManagementSchroders
Belgium
Emmanuel Dissez is Co-Head of Asset Management for Schroders Hotels. Graduated from Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne and with an MBA from Henley Business School, Emmanuel has 30 years of hands-on experience in the hospitality industry in Europe and North Africa. Prior to joining Schroders 7 years ago, Emmanuel held the position of CEO of CDG Capital Real Estate, the hotels arm of the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion of Morocco. Prior to this, he held senior positions in hotels Asset Management for leaders in the industry such as Orco Property Group, Vision Hospitality or Westmont. Emmanuel started his career in hotels operations with IHG and worked and lived in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Czech Republic, Morocco and Belgium.
Emmanuel Vallee
Emmanuel Vallee
Business Development DirectorNEOM
Saudi Arabia
Emmanuel Vallee is Director Business development hotels for NEOM (Giga project in North west of KSA: building the city of the future within the Kingdom Vision 2030) in KSA. MBA graduated from IMHI (ESSEC Business School in France) and Cornell University. Emmanuel has 30 years of hands-on experience in the hospitality industry in USA, Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Eric Jafari
Eric Jafari
Chief Development OfficerEdyn Group
United Kingdom
Eric Jafari is the Chief Development Officer and Creative Director for Edyn Group, a Brookfield subsidiary. Rooted in soulful hospitality, Edyn aspires to create sanctuaries where free thinkers belong through the following hospitality brands: Locke, The Moorgate, The Wittenberg and SACO. Eric oversees a £1bil+ Pan-European development pipeline at Edyn Group. Eric oversees acquisition, planning, construction, finance, design, F&B and creative direction for all Edyn properties across Europe. The team currently oversees a pipeline of developments and trading assets across the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. Eric is the co-founder of edyn, Locke and Birch.
Gabriel Gn
Gabriel Gn
SAVP, Group Head of Business DevelopmentBanyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Singapore
Gabriel is the Senior Assistant Vice President and Group Head of Business Development of the Banyan Tree Group, which owns both listed and private companies engaged in the development, ownership, and operation of hotels, resorts, spa and galleries, residential homes, and other lifestyle activities around the world. Gabriel has been with the Banyan Tree group for 10 years and is at the forefront of the group’s strategic global business development efforts, including the group’s recent inroads into Cuba, and establishment of strategic alliances with AccorHotels and Vanke. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws Second Class and practised law in Allen & Gledhill LLP prior to joining the Banyan Tree group.
Hans-Peter Hermann
Hans-Peter Hermann
Senior Director Hotel Investment Management, EuropeInvesco Real Estate
Germany
Inge Huijbrechts
Inge Huijbrechts
Global SVP Sustainability, Security & Corporate CommunicationsRadisson Hotel Group
Belgium
Inge Huijbrechts is Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group – developing the Responsible Business program in the group’s 1,700 hotels in operations and development in 120 countries around the world. Together with her team, she lays out the strategy for Responsible Business from build to operations and keeps the over 100,000 employees around the world engaged in everyday Responsible Business actions.
Jan Hazelton
Jan Hazelton
VP - Global Business & RE DevelopmentKerzner International
United Kingdom
Ms. Hazelton joined Kerzner International in 2017 and is responsible for the growth of the Atlantis and One & Only brands in Europe and the Americas. As a seasoned hotel investment and development executive, her experience includes all aspects of hotel investment including banking, asset management, finance, development, feasibility and investment analysis. She currently has a desire to influence new and existing hotel projects with best ESG practices.
Jeffery Smith
Jeffery Smith
Vice President SustainabilitySix Senses Resorts & Spas
Thailand
Jeffery joined Six Senses in 2016 as Vice President Sustainability to support the group’s leadership position in sustainable hospitality. He is a strong believer in the hospitality industry’s capacity to engage with sustainability, to welcome guests and communities to join in rebuilding a better future, and foster the authenticity and optimism that our world so desperately seeks. He ensures Six Senses remains at the leading edge of sustainable tourism practices including environmental performance, support for the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and enhancing social and economic benefits to local communities in each destination. Jeffery holds degrees in Master of Environment and Sustainability and Bachelor of Applied Science.
Jens Blomdahl
Jens Blomdahl
Senior Vice PresidentKSL Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Mr. Blomdahl joined KSL Capital Partners in July 2013. Previously, Mr. Blomdahl was an Analyst in the Gaming and Leisure Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Blomdahl earned his B.S., summa cum laude, from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
John Brennan
John Brennan
ChairmanAmaris Hospitality
United Kingdom
John Brennan is non-Executive Chairman of leading hotel investment and management group, Amaris Hospitality. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Cloudbrook Partners, a boutique investment and advisory firm that provides advice to investors in the hospitality sector. Between 2015 and 2018, John was Chief Executive Officer of Amaris Hospitality which grew to comprise 89 hotels, over 14,000 rooms and 8,000 employees. Established by Lone Star, the business was subsequently sold to a range of international investors realising over €1.7 billion for its owners.
Keith Evans
Keith Evans
Chief Investment & Development OfficerEnnismore Capital
United Kingdom
Keith leads the global investment and development team at Ennismore. This includes new acquisitions as well as expanding the management platform with investment partners from all over the world. Prior to joining Ennismore, Keith was SVP of European Hotel Acquisitions at Starwood Capital. He has transacted on>2bl USD of hotel real estate across the globe in his numerous investment roles from institutional funds
Lissa Engle
Lissa Engle
Managing DirectorBerkeley Capital Group (BCG)
United Kingdom
Lissa Engle is Managing Director at Berkeley Capital Group ['BCG'], an agile, innovative, Operating Partner on sustainable hospitality investments and developments across the UK & Europe. New to 2021, BCG is pursuing a programmatic investment approach and seeking a global investor to partner with on opportunistic & value add hospitality deals. Lissa guides strategic direction of investments, including critical aspects of origination, underwriting, execution and asset management. Prior to CRE, she worked in US & Europe in Strategy Consulting & Private Equity. She speaks French, German & Italian and holds a BA from Dartmouth College & MBA from INSEAD. Lissa chaired Hospitality Committee & now chairs Sustainable Hospitality Committee.
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of LendingStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Lorcain Egan is Head of Lending, Europe for Starwood. Mr. Egan is responsible for Starwood’s lending platform in Europe and Asia. Between 2013 and 2017 Mr. Egan structured and executed financings whilst working in Capital Markets, supporting Starwood’s equity acquisitions across Europe. Since 2018 Mr. Egan has led Starwood’s lending business in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Egan was a Vice President at Barclays Bank where he worked in their Structured Property, Debt Finance team. In this team, Mr. Egan focused on originating real estate debt opportunities for Barclays. Mr. Egan holds a degree in Law & Economics from the University of Ulster.
Marc Jongerius
Marc Jongerius
Managing Director & Co-founderZoku
Netherlands
I am co-founder and managing director of Zoku, an award-winning hospitality brand that facilitates global living and working for independent traveling professionals. Recognised by Forbes as “one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world,” Zoku’s reinvented apartment-hotel concept in Amsterdam pioneered a new category for the hotel industry. In addition to my role at Zoku, I am a member of the advisory board of a large family office and part of the investment committee of a Mezzanine Investment Fund. I also act as a coach to start-ups, helping to determine the best business models and most effective strategies for talented entrepreneurs to pursue.
MariaPia Intini
MariaPia Intini
Development & Investment Director EuropeCitizenM Hotels
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.
Marie Fukudome
Marie Fukudome
Director, Environmental SustainabilityHyatt Hotels
USA
Marina Elsener
Marina Elsener
Director, Sustainable Development, Diversity & Inclusion, North & Central AmericaACCOR- Canada
Canada
Megan Morikawa
Megan Morikawa
Global Director of Sustainability OfficeIberostar - Madrid
USA
Noelle Homsy
Noelle Homsy
Co-FounderENVI Lodges
UAE
Imagining she would one day design her own little hotel and retire on a Greek Island, Noelle studied architecture and ended up building an unconventional career. Starting with architectural design and construction project management, she later handled claims, risk management and arbitration cases for real estate projects in the Middle East. A born multitasker, she also earned a Masters in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut and a certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Harvard University --all the while, Noelle was still looking for a way into the hotel world.
Paolo Servado
Paolo Servado
Managing DirectorBlackstone
United Kingdom
Paolo Servado is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Servado has been involved in analyzing real estate investment opportunities across various property types in both Europe and the United States. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Servado was an Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he focused on equity and debt investment opportunities on behalf of their real estate private equity group. Mr. Servado received a BS in Applied Math and Economics from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Paulo Mancio
Paulo Mancio
Senior Vice-President Design, Technical & ConstructionAccor
Brazil
Is graduated in Civil Engineering from Universidade de Engenharia Mauá and holds an MBA (in Business Administration) from FGV/CEAG. For 15 years he has been at the forefront of the most important hotel projects for Accor in Brazil and Latin America. In 2009 he was appointed Technical Director LatAm and in 2013 he held the position of SVP Technical, Construction and Design. It is his responsibility to lead the Design & Technical Services team – South America, which is comprised by Engineers, Architects, Designers and a Technical Purchasing Department. One of his main targets in the company is to double the number of operating hotels by 2020.
Philipp Henle
Philipp Henle
Head of Global DevelopmentDorchester Collection
United Kingdom
Internationally experienced hotel development professional with thorough experience in sourcing, evaluating, and successfully negotiating luxury and ultra-luxury hotel and residential real estate deals. Experience in Acquisition, Lease, Management. Philipp was appointed as Head of Global Development. He joins the brand following seven years with Kempinski Hotels, where he served the last two as Vice President Development Europe, overseeing the development efforts across Europe and the CIS. A graduate of the École Hôtelière de Lausanne where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management, Henle also holds a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University in New York
Rami Badr
Rami Badr
Managing DirectorOrion Capital Managers
United Kingdom
Rami is a Partner & MD of Orion located in London. Since joining Orion in 2002, he has been involved in acquisitions, asset mgmt and realizations for the Orion European RE Funds across Europe with a particular focus on larger corporate transactions, pan-European portfolios, debt acquisitions, restructurings, hotel & retail investments. This includes active involvement in investments such as Infracity in Stockholm, Puerto Venecia or Sotogrande in Spain, the equity participation in Société Foncière Lyonnaise or the debt acquisition & restructuring of the Spanish company Inmobiliara Colonial. Before joining Orion he was an associate at Arthur Andersen within the transaction support team, advising large corporations on their RE strategies.
Ravi Govada
Ravi Govada
VP growthHabitas
United Kingdom
Ravi is the VP of Real Estate at Yon. He has worked across real estate, fundraising, master planning, and big data over the past 10 years. He was most recently the Head of Global Growth Strategy at Selina where he led the company's real estate strategy, origination, feasibility and investment committee. During his time there he oversaw more than 70 deals closed in 13 countries across three continents.
Susan Bland
Susan Bland
Managing DirectorRBH Hospitality Management
United Kingdom
Formerly Chief Operations Support Officer, Susan moved into the role of Managing Director in 2020 – in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 30 years of industry experience – ten of which have been with RBH – Susan boasts a strong operational background coupled with unrivalled experience in HR and talent development and oversees all operations and commercial activity across the business. Susan also holds the role of Chair of the Hospitality Employers Group (HEG), which is made up of some of the industry’s biggest global players.
Wesley Paul
Wesley Paul
Executive Chairman & FounderGemin-i Analytics
United Kingdom
Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand
Professor, Department of Hospitality ManagementIU International University of Applied Sciences
Germany
Dr. Willy Legrand is Professor of Hospitality Management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Over the past two decades, he has established over two dozen undergraduate and graduate courses on sustainable development in tourism and hospitality management in Europe, South and North America, the Middle East and Asia. He is the lead author of Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations 4th ed.. He co-chairs the HospitalityNet World Panel on Sustainability in Hospitality. The panel tackles all pressing sustainability issues and is supported by 100+ industry professionals, consultants and scientific experts (https://www.hospitalitynet.org/panel/36001926.html)
Yaying Lin
Yaying Lin
Investment ManagementChina Resources Land Limited
China

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Caroline Zurakowski (祖拉) is a Director, Real Estate - Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, China. Caroline has extensive, cutting-edge understanding of the technologies and best practices that drive today's businesses in China. She holds a BA in International Relations, a Master in Science and Security from King's College London and a Business Administration and Management course at JiaoTong University. She has been working in Innovation Consulting in China since 2019, hosting over 500 Investors and C-Level Executives from +200 different organizations. Now she is responsible for the GRI expansion across Asia-Pacific region.
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