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Operational Due-diligence / Process Improvements

Des McDonald

Des McDonald

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Des McDonald has 35 years’ experience in the restaurant and hospitality sector. As former CEO of Caprice Holding and Soho House, Des has extensive experience in working within private members’ clubs. Des owns and operates his own restaurants including Q Grill, Forest at Selfridges, Rofuto and Vintage Salt. Working closely as an advisor and consultant for Eataly, Selfridges Group, Four Seasons, Millennium plus many others, Des is a hands-on concept and delivery specialist in the restaurant bar and coffee shop sector and has extensive experience in Middle East, USA and Europe.

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Duncan MacArthur

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Duncan MacArthur consults on all aspects of operational excellence in hotels, resorts and mixed use developments including those with leisure components such as Golf and Spa. Duncan has worked extensively in a leadership capacity within the hospitality and leisure industry. His experience covers project management, general management, property management, sales and marketing, food and beverage management, human resource management, and training and development. He has lived and worked in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

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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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Ewa Kossakowska

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Ewa Kossakowska has 25 years’ sales and marketing experience in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. On behalf of Hotel Solutions Partnership she recently prepared market studies and advised on the business plans for a boutique hotel in Krakow, and a 5-star hotel as well as extended stay hotel in Wroclaw.

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Greg Place

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Greg Place joins Hotel Solutions Partnership as the UK EMEA Team’s Pre-opening and Turn-key Management consultant. Following 25 years’ experience at a senior level in both operational leadership and development within the hotel and leisure sector, Greg set up his own practice, Hotel Creations with Jon Barker in 2012. He is an expert at planning and delivering the numerous and intricate steps leading up to a successful hotel opening.

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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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