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Concept planning

Andrew Coutts

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Andrew Coutts has “hands-on” experience of all the value chain stages of hotel and resort assets, operating predominantly in the Portuguese hospitality real estate sector since 1990. Andrew fulfilled senior management roles in hotels and private members clubs in London and the south east of England during the 1980’s. Relocating to Lisbon in 1990, Andrew led the consultancy team of Horwath Consulting, managing advisory, valuation and operating assignments across a spectrum of the Portuguese hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

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Doug Fiedler

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Doug gives clients specific, actionable, results-oriented advice and guidance on how to build sales, profits and guest and employee satisfaction. He has a broad range of experience, spanning from operational to boardroom that he uses to create executable action plans, provide strategic direction and build team alignment.

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Etienne La'Brooy

Etienne La’Brooy

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Etienne La’Brooy is a seasoned hospitality professional who has over 30 years’ experience of creation, redevelopment, pre-opening and operational management. He has tremendous knowledge of the Hotel and Travel sector in Australasia and stands ready to guide and assist developers and owners with attaining their financial and corporate goals.

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Felix Guggenheim

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Felix Guggenheim provides unique and streamlined solutions to the hospitality industry across all stages of project development. He has consistently provided excellent management advisory, design and technical services to premiere hotels and foodservice facilities throughout Asia and the Middle East. His deep understanding of project planning and a pragmatic approach to problem solving have been refined from over thirty years of active participation in the field.

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Gaby Gambina

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Gabrielle Gambina advises investors, developers, banks and hotel owners on a range of investment issues, from the improvement of hotel cash flow through to a range of operational improvements, assisting both owners and banks to decrease debt.

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Jon Barker

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Jon Barker has 20 years’ professional experience at a senior level working in consultancies, including Peter Leonard Associates, David Davies Associates, Landor and BDG McColl, where he left the position of Creative Director to set up his own practice in 2002.

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Katrina Craig

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As CEO of Hotel Solutions Partnership Ltd, Katrina Craig heads a network of over 30 hotel industry experts offering advisory, short-term management and acquisition and investment support. The partnership has teams based in the Americas, UK EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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Miguel Ruano (Ambassador)

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Miguel is an expert in assessing hotel and resort opportunities, formulating their USPs, competitive positioning and development strategy and has specialised in project conceptualisation, design management and project management strategy.

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Ranjit Gunewardane

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Ranjit brings cross border experience and a range of multi-disciplinary skills to play in advising clients on all aspects of Design as related to Architecture, Interior Design, Mechanical & Electrical systems, and Landscape Architecture, for all types of hotels and resorts, new build as well as renovation projects. He has extensive specialist knowledge and experience in establishing hotel pre-opening countdown schedules and providing certification in order to render the process seamless. He is highly experienced in providing guidance for co-ordination between the team completing the project and the Hotel Operational Staff and their training.

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