Gadi Hassin (Ambassador)
Areas of Expertise: Acquisition and Development Advisory, Feasibility Studies, Operator Selection / Contract Negotiation, Strategic Advisory
Over his career, Gadi has worked for international brands such as Hyatt and The Ritz Carlton Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia where he has worked, managed and opened hotels in Jerusalem, Berlin, Johannesburg, Perth, Kathmandu, Pune (India) and Tel Aviv. Gadi provides hotel strategic advisory, including identification of acquisition & development opportunities, repositioning strategy & execution investment analysis, underwriting, due diligence and transaction execution. He is skilled at evaluating and negotiating hotel operating agreements including Management, Franchise and License agreements, as well as shared services for independent hotels.
With years of experience in brand & operator selection, hotel development, project feasibility analysis including preparing detailed financial projections, project cost estimates, project valuation and design services, Gadi can help hotel owners and management platforms to achieve operating efficiencies, service excellence and maximum profitability.
Gadi has a proven track record in recognizing future hospitality trends and works with a number of developers and investors in targeting millennial travellers. He serves on various advisory boards for hospitality groups such as Mad Monkey Hostels in Asia and TwoSpace Co-working and is a principal partner in hostels and bars throughout Sydney.
In addition, Gadi provides strategic growth advisory for Ovolo Hotels, a collection of individually designed lifestyle hotels, including the newly created Mojo Nomad brand initiated and led by Gadi himself.
Most recently he was appointed by Selina Group to lead the group’s expansion into South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands.
Gadi has a Bachelors degree in political science and foreign affairs and a Masters degree majoring in diplomacy and international law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.