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North America: +1 800-723-9051
Asia Pacific: +852 301 84908

UK / EMEA

Phone +44 (0) 20 70997520 Emailemea@hotelsolutionspartnership.com


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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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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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David Atkinson

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David Atkinson is an expert in marketing, sales and distribution who works with organisations helping them deliver superior results. He provides in depth sales, marketing and development expertise combined with extensive operational experience for both internationally branded and independent hotels, and broader travel and tourism companies in the EMEAI regions.

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David White

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David White specialises in analysing and modelling business performance and informing and challenging strategic and operational decision-making with a track record of delivering a range of expertise within the hospitality industry over 20+ years.  He combines a strong financial background with knowledge of systems and operations to inform a whole picture approach to high level initiatives and business restructure. David has a record of leading and participating in teams formulating and delivering strategies to optimise performance and deliver results in the areas of financial and organisational management, acquisition, disposal and MBO transactions, organisation restructure, investment in capital projects and maximising the value of assets.

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Deirdre Renniers (Ambassador)

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Deirdre Renniers is an award-winning interior and environmental designer. Her projects have been cited in the Tatler Awards, Conde Nast Traveller Hot List and TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. Her passion for delivering an amazing customer experience through interior environments has taken her into airport lounges and as far as tea plantations.

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Douglas Wignall

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Douglas Wignall is a solicitor with more than twenty five years’ industry experience including work with Sheraton as an in-house counsel before setting up his own practice in 1984. He is principal of Douglas Wignall and Co, a boutique practice specialising in the hospitality industry. Douglas has lectured on hotel management contracts at conferences in Cannes and Dubai and written articles on hotel management contracts for UK hospitality magazines.

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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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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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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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Ghislaine Oliver

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With almost 20 years’ experience in the hospitality sector, Ghislaine’s emphasis is on revenue generation for accommodation providers of all types ranging from small individual properties to larger hotels and groups to serviced apartment buildings.

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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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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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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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Larry Bowman

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Larry Bowman is a specialist in the ‘people dimensions’ of the international hospitality business, helping clients to achieve their strategic goals by making effective use of their people as a source of competitive advantage. He leads and participates in assignments that focus on enhancing management and organisation effectiveness, particularly individual and team performance improvement, leadership development, HR strategy and HR processes and training and education. Having lived and worked in eight countries and carried out assignments worldwide, he brings in-depth knowledge of the cross-cultural dimensions to doing business internationally.

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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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Neville Ablitt

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Neville Ablitt is a highly experienced senior director in the hospitality sector, having gained financial, operational and development experience over more than three decades. He has held board positions and senior management roles for many years and now sits on various Boards in executive, non-executive and advisory roles.

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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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Philippe Maricq

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Philippe participates in effective strategic, financial & operational planning while empowering clients to achieve growth. He assists and advises in shaping the strategies of companies facing change management challenges. He reviews and builds reliable business, reporting, financial and internal audit information. He embeds Risk Management, Constructive Internal Auditing and related Internal Control activities.

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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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Sami Ahmad

Sami works with Saudi clients in regards to their foreign interests in hospitality investments. Sami has a financial background with experience in private banking and private equity and brings skills in financial and investment analysis, organizational development, business plan development, financial modelling, and strategic planning.

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Simon Hudspeth

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Simon is a very experienced hotel adviser, who has appraised and valued thousands of hotels and hotel development projects throughout the UK, Europe and MEA during a 20-year career in hotel consultancy. Prior to consultancy, Simon spent nine years in operational roles with Hyatt International, including 13 hotel openings on four continents. Simon will conduct bespoke local research and analysis of the concept and business model, and he will prepare HSP’s commercial recommendations, as well as undertake the operator selection process.

 

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