We are a married couple of British, Australian and Canadian nationalities. Our combined careers have taken us to 13 countries across 5 Continents. Our specialty lies in challenging locations that require unique skills and resilience, especially out-of-the-main-stream destinations. Although we are resort hotel specialists, we have experience in managing most types of properties and different styles of operations.
We have been involved as some of the world’s ‘firsts’ in pioneering locations, for instance, we were part of the opening team in Shanghai for one of the first international hotels to open in China, in the early 1990s when the country first opened its doors to international partnerships; we led the first hotel management team in Cambodia to pre-open and set up a hotel training school; the first international General Manager and Consultant in southern Thailand to takeover and re-brand a corporate hotel; the first to win two prestigious industry awards while being General Manager of a top-tier Australian island resort; the first to lead a Maldivian island resort to win CondeNast Traveler’s nomination as one of the top 10 resorts in the world (within 8 months of opening); the first to lead and re-brand a hotel group in Malawi in southern Africa while being Country General Manager of 8 properties; the first to re-launch a barely completed resort hotel and golf course in an isolated corner in Malaysia; and not least, we led the first international management team in pre-opening and setting up a hotel school in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Add to that our experience in resort development as consultants, first for two large residential resort villages with golf courses in the Canadian Rockies, followed by the development and pre-opening stages of two resorts with extensive real estate components in Central America.
These experiences have taught us, like few others, how to develop, launch and operate properties that require exceptional skills and creative solutions.
In all likelihood, your business circumstances are extremely unique, but as veteran hoteliers we can certainly help.
For that cost effective solution that fits your direct needs, whatever the scope, contact us today.