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Pre-opening & Turn-key Management

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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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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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Russel Sharpe (Ambassador)

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Russel Sharpe provides extensive senior level operational expertise combined with business planning and development for both internationally branded and independent hotels and broader tourism markets in the Middle East, Africa and India regions. He is an expert in assisting investors with operator search and selection and on-going hotel asset management.

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Vic Alcuaz

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Vic Alcuaz has 30 years’ experience in the development of human capital and organisational structures. His consulting services include hotel and resort pre-openings, organisational development, executive and staff recruitment, training development and facilitation, standards and procedures writing, design of performance management systems, and design of staff incentive programs among other human capital disciplines.

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