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:

Henri Wilmes – Chief Investment Officer, A&O Hostels and Hotels
Surinder Arora – Founder and Chairman, Arora Group
Michael Hirst – Consultant, CBRE Hotels
David Bailey – Senior Director, CBRE Hotels
Vedrana B. Riley – Vedrana B. Riley, Ciel Capital
Carl Oldsberg  – VP International Operations, Choice Hotels International
Marc Finney – Head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting, Colliers International
Paul Pisani  – SVP Development, Corinthia Hotels
Louise Wallace – Partner, CMS
Ed Fitch  – Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Andreas Scriven – Head of Hospitality & Leisure, Deloitte
Claus-Dieter Jandel  – SVP CDO, Deutsche Hospitality
Matthew Duncombe – Partner, DLA Piper
Philipp Henle – Head of Global Development, Dorchester Collection
Michael McCartan – MD EMEA, Duetto
Andreas Ewald – Managing Partner, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting
Christian Mole – Associate partner, EY
Paul Houston – Head of our Hotel and Leisure Sector, Fieldfisher
Tom Lindblom   – Principal, Gensler
Brian Reeves – CEO, GOPPAR Digital Jonathan Langston – Chairman, HotStats Russell Kett – Chairman, HVS
Saurabh CHAWLA  – CDO, Louvre Hotels Group
Bruno Hallé  – Managing Partner, Magma Hospitality Consulting
Thomas Magnuson – CEO, Magnuson Worldwide
Navneet Bali  – Chairman, MEININGER Hotels
Maria Zarraluqui  – Global Development Managing Director , Meliá Hotels International
Anthony Say  – Director, NatWest
Michael Widmann  – Managing Partner, PKF hotelexperts GmbH
Sabina Wyss di Corrado – Vice President Acquisitions & Development, PPHE Hotel Group
Joanne Owen  – Partner, Proskauer
Bob Puccini – CEO, Puccini Group
Elie Younes  – EVP & CDO, Radisson Hotel Group

Kike Sarasola – CEO, Room Mate Group
Irene Hoek  – Vice President of Development, Europe , Rosewood Hotel Group
Omer Ivsan – President, Servotel
Keith Evans – Senior Vice President, Starwood Capital Group
Elias Hayek  – Partner & Global Head of Hospitality and Leisure , Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Fatih Tokatli – Secretary General, Turkish Tourism Investors Association Raj Chandnani – Vice President, WATG ǀ Wimberly Interiors
Philippe Bijaoui  – CDO, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Isabelle Rugo – VP Marketing & Communication Hotel Development, AccorHotels
Andreas Westerburg – Head of Hotel Development & Member Services, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Alexander Trobitz – Head of Hotel Services, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Carine Bonnejean  – Managing Director  Hospitality Consultancy, Christie & Co
Carlo De Romedis – Head of EMEA Hospitality, Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Advisory
Gordon Aitken – Partner, Dentons
Valérie Gregoire Moloney – Partnerships Director, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Caroline Dimopoulou – Director Development, Hilton
Patrick Angwin   – Senior Director, Horwath HTL
David Kellett – Vice President and Head of Development Europe, IHG
Graham Craggs  – Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Timothy Walton – Regional Vice President – Western Europe, International Hotel Development , Marriott International
Brenda Collin – Managing Director – UK, Ireland, Nordics, The Netherlands, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Christian Youens  – VP of HAMA Europe, Cedar Capital Thomas Emmanuel – Director of Business Development, STR
Andreas Löcher – Head of Investment Management Hospitality, Union Investment
Rohan Thakkar – SVP, Development & Strategy, Yotel
Matthias Niemeyer – Head of Development CEE, ZIA German Property Federation
Willy Weiland – Managing Director, Solutions Dot WG GmbH




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Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum

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Athens, Greece

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19-20 November 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel