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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.Read more
Alex has over twenty years’ experience in investment managing hospitality and mixed use assets through all stages of the investment cycle –concept, feasibility, design, pre-opening, operating, asset management, pre-sale and disposal. Over this time he has worked in five continents and been responsible for over $7 billion of global hospitality assets over both portfolio and single asset transactions and spans a multitude of global brands and operators. From an operational perspective he has conducted numerous business reviews identifying areas for business repositioning, revenue enhancement and cost control as well as conducting ongoing reviews, regular reporting on business operations and stakeholder management.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Dina is a strategic and creative leader with a strong track-record in developing brands and new concepts in the hospitality sector across the UK, EMEA and North American regions. She has extensive experience in the disciplines covering brand development, customer experience, NPD, communication and digital marketing. Dina is a high integrity leader, bringing energy and fresh ideas to the table, while focussing on achieving solid commercial results for her clients.Read more
Dorothy holds special expertise in brand development, repositioning and management and has a proven track record in the creation and execution of commercial, growth-driven marketing strategies. Coupled with that, has driven much success in structuring and mentoring client in-house marketing teams. Additionally, she has considerable experience in pre-investment market studies, conducted on behalf of hotel companies and private equity firms
Hotel Solutions Partnership launched its Hotel Acquisition division, headed by Elena Tsap, a few years ago with a view to identifying and advising on acquisition opportunities for our clients who range from high net worth individuals, hotel operators, family offices as well as large investment funds.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Specialising in sales & marketing and opening boutique hotels, Jankarl provides expert guidance throughout the pre-opening, launch and operational phases. He has worked within the luxury hotel and resort sector since 2000.Read more
Jason is widely regarded as the built environment domain expert n the Middle East. He has over 30 years of operational experience working as a contractor, client, and expert consultant in operational management of multinational organizations, including at “C” suite level. Jason has a background in major projects, international construction, and real estate development with specific competence in project management, facilities management, modern construction techniques, and sustainable building approaches. He specializes in emerging markets, “mega projects,” hospitality construction, incredibly high-end fit-out, upscale office developments, and healthcare.
Jo’s 28 year architectural career in Asia includes design and documentation of complex large scale mixed use developments throughout the region. With a broad wealth of experience across the industry, Jo – a British Citizen – has worked with Operators and Developers on projects in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Macau.Read more
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.Read more
Lisa is a creative and innovative leader in corporate responsibility and brand management. She truly believes that by making social responsibility core to the brand and business strategy, we can deliver sustainable success. She develops ESG strategy for clients, creating market-leading programmes and partnerships to engage customers, colleagues, and the community. Lisa’s commitment to fairness, diversity and inclusion is at the core of her work.Read more
Miguel Ruano has rejoined Hotel Solutions Partnership in 2018 as Project Conceptualisation and Development Strategist. He is a registered architect and planner with 35+ years’ experience in global real estate design and development projects, especially on mixed-use and hospitality, and has served in senior development and technical roles within Marriott, IHG and Aman. 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. Miguel also supports hotel companies in the formation and deployment of innovation platforms and growth strategies and is Co-Founder of Hotel2030, a platform for discussing, developing and acting on future changes for the hospitality industry.Read more
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.Read more
Olivier Harnisch is an international Hotelier with over 35 years of experience. Until 2021, he held the position of Head of Hospitality at the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and was the founding CEO of the PIF Hotel Management Company in Riyadh. Previously, Olivier was CEO at Emaar Hospitality in Dubai. He started in the hospitality industry in 1986 in Nice, France. His career includes 4 years as COO of the Radisson Hotel Group and 14 years at Hilton where he was Managing Director for Northern and Central Europe.
Simon is a very experienced hotel adviser, who has appraised and valued many hundreds of hotels and hotel development projects throughout the UK, Europe and MEA during a 25-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 hotel concepts and business models. He will advise on hotel investments, developments, acquisitions and business plans, and he will prepare HSP’s financial forecasts and commercial recommendations. He will also undertake the operator search and selection process.
Vincent RP Garrington has over 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality industry specialising as a senior executive in development, positioning, branding, strategy and business turn around. He now supports organisations to develop long term ESG strategies, allowing leaders to create truly sustainable business models for generations to come.
ESG encompasses the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ philosophy of placing as much importance on People & Planet as they do on Profit. Improving an organisations cultural reputation allows it to recruit & retain ethically conscious employees – increasingly important to millennials & Gen Z. By building relationships with its client base, supply chain and communities, organisations become collaborative contributors to a sustainable social environment. Sustainable business models are becoming ever more attractive to investors and financers.Read more