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Development strategy

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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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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Ian Oram

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Ian went back into Private Practice in 2002, after 20 years in the Development and Hotel Industry as both a Consultant in private practice, and also Development Director of a number of Hotel Groups. He has experience working in the UK, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean on a number of new-build and refurbishment hotels and resorts. With degrees in Quantity Surveying and Project Management, Ian offers Technical Services covering the Design of Hotels, as well as Project Management, Construction Financial Control, Quantity Surveying and FF&E Procurement for Hotel Projects.

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John Healy

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John Healy advises clients on lodging related finance and accounting areas with particular emphasis on strategic growth and performance turnarounds. John uses his extensive experience as a platform to deliver best practice solutions to clients which result in lasting improvement. John specializes in all aspects of hotel operations from development to pre-opening and operations. Recent assignments have included resort management agreement take-overs and hotel asset receivership on behalf of lending institutions.

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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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Manuel Sanchez

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Manuel Sanchez assists resort owners and operators with both strategic and tactical advice, anchored by 25 years’ executive experience in the strategic direction and management of Spanish resorts. His areas of expertise include all the different phases of resort development: conception, master-planning, preopening, opening, operational development, and maturity.

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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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Peter Murphy

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Peter Murphy specialises in Distressed Asset Turnaround. He is Joint Owner and Chief Executive of CHMC Hotel and Hospitality, which has completed numerous hotel/golf/resort and city hotel business reviews for both banks and private owners in Ireland and the UK. Murphy is also joint owner of Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, a contemporary lifestyle spa with dedicated experts specialising in key areas such as fitness, life coaching, nutrition and weight loss as well as medical, alternative and holistic therapies.

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