2019 Advisory Board

From the very outset of producing IHIF our mission is to create the hotel investment event for the market by the market.

Made up of representatives from all across the industry – investors, hoteliers, academics, professional services - and across the globe, the Advisory Board members shape the content and direction of IHIF, to keep it being the most productive and engaging event for hospitality investment.

The IHIF 2019 Advisory Board met at Coworth Park Hotel on 11th June for an afternoon of brainstorming  on key areas of interest: investment and funding, asset management, hospitality concepts, brands, management models, technology. The meeting was followed by a networking reception and dinner in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

We are very grateful to the valuable time that these members of our industry give us.

IHIF 2019 Advisory Board Members:

Gordon Aitken – Partner, Dentons

Robert Ally - COO, Roomzzz Aparthotels

Patrick Angwin   – Senior Director, Horwath HTL
Surinder Arora – Founder and Chairman , Arora Group
David Bailey – Senior Director, CBRE Hotels
Navneet Bali  – Chairman, MEININGER Hotels
Philippe Bijaoui  – CDO, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Carine Bonnejean  – Managing Director  Hospitality Consultancy, Christie & Co
Raj Chandnani – Vice President, WATG ǀ Wimberly Interiors
Saurabh Chawla – CDO, Louvre Hotels Group
Brenda Collin – Managing Director – UK, Ireland, Nordics, The Netherlands, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Graham Craggs  – Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Caroline Dimopoulou – Director Development, Hilton
Matthew Duncombe – Partner, DLA Piper
Thomas Emanuel – Director of Business Development, STR
Keith Evans – Senior Vice President, Starwood Capital Group
Andreas Ewald – Managing Partner, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting
Marc Finney – Head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting, Colliers International
Ed Fitch – Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Claus-Dieter Jandel  – SVP CDO, Deutsche Hospitality
Bruno Hallé  – Managing Partner, Magma Hospitality Consulting
Elias Hayek  – Partner & Global Head of Hospitality and Leisure , Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Philipp Henle – Head of Global Development, Dorchester Collection
Michael Hirst – Consultant, CBRE Hotels
Irene Hoek  – Vice President of Development, Europe , Rosewood Hotel Group
Paul Houston – Head of our Hotel and Leisure Sector, Fieldfisher
Omer Isvan – President, Servotel
David Kellett – Vice President and Head of Development Europe, IHG
Russell Kett – Chairman, HVS
Jonathan Langston – Chairman, HotStats
Tom Lindblom  – Principal, Gensler
Andreas Löcher – Head of Investment Management Hospitality, Union Investment

Thomas Magnuson – CEO, Magnuson Worldwide
Michael McCartan – MD EMEA, Duetto
Christian Mole – Associate partner, EY
Valérie Gregoire Moloney – Partnerships Director, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Matthias Niemeyer – Head of Development CEE, ZIA German Property Federation
Carl Oldsberg  – VP International Operations, Choice Hotels International
Joanne Owen  – Partner, Proskauer
Paul Pisani  – SVP Development, Corinthia Hotels
Bob Puccini – CEO, Puccini Group
Brian Reeves – CEO, GOPPAR Digital Vedrana B. Riley – Vedrana B. Riley, Ciel Capital
Carlo De Romedis – Head of EMEA Hospitality, Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory
Isabelle Rugo – VP Marketing & Communication Hotel Development, AccorHotels
Kike Sarasola – CEO, Room Mate Group
Anthony Say  – Director, NatWest
Andreas Scriven – Head of Hospitality & Leisure, Deloitte
Rohan Thakkar – SVP, Development & Strategy, Yotel
Fatih Tokatli – Secretary General, Turkish Tourism Investors Association
Alexander Trobitz – Head of Hotel Services, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Louise Wallace – Partner, CMS
Timothy Walton – Regional Vice President – Western Europe, International Hotel Development, Marriott International
Andreas Westerburg – Head of Hotel Development & Member Services, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Michael Widmann  – Managing Partner, PKF hotelexperts GmbH
Henri Wilmes – Chief Investment Officer, A&O Hostels and Hotels
Sabina Wyss di Corrado – Vice President Acquisitions & Development, PPHE Hotel Group
Christian Youens  – VP of HAMA Europe, Cedar Capital
Elie Younes  – EVP & CDO, Radisson Hotel Group
Maria Zarraluqui  – Global Development Managing Director , Meliá Hotels International




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