Jonathan Humphries, Chairman of HoCoSo, will host a panel discussion on profitability at the Annual Hotel Conference 2017, Manchester, 11-12 October 2017 (the AHC 2017). RevPAR at Regional UK hotels is at its highest level ever, but profit growth is not keeping pace. With the title “Benchmarking – Managing Costs to Drive Profit – Are You in the Driving Seat?”, Jonathan will welcome industry leaders to the panel and get inspired by experts’ insight into the best ways to drive profit by cutting costs, to include discussion on procurement, productivity and profit benchmarking.
- Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner, HoCoSo
- Jonathan Langston, Co-Founder, Hotstats
- Antony Brister, Area Director of Finance – UK & Ireland, Marriott Hotels
- David Hart, Chief Financial Officer, Redefine BDL Hotels
- Shona Whitehead, Managing Partner, Cogent Blue Ltd
AHC is the UK’s leading event in the individual, boutique and consortium segment of the hospitality industry. The significance of AHC is attracting hotel owners and operators, among investment, advisory and other industry representatives of the UK and beyond. In light of the seismic shifts facing the UK over the coming months, politically, culturally and economically, in October The AHC 2017 will seek to address these changes in relation to the hospitality industry across the UK. Join over 800 colleagues from across the sector to discuss, deliberate, converse and debate, across the two-day event amidst a back drop of multiple networking opportunities providing new contacts to enhance your network and give your business the tools to grow.
Don’t miss this significant debate and check out the full event schedule for the AHC 2017 at here.
Swiss-based HoCoSo stands for Hospitality Consulting Solutions and brings together teams of global experts to create tailor-made solutions for client projects. Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo and his direct team share over 50 years of experience and specialize in the extended-stay hotel market, the serviced apartment sector and hospitality developments in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Innovative and future-oriented approaches are created for all of our clients within the following two fields of services:
• Hospitality Consulting with a focus on concept and product creation and strategic product execution.
• Hospitality education for students, companies, and hospitality/academic institutions.
Jonathan Humphries is the Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo. He brings together teams of global experts to suit a client’s needs.
Jonathan Humphries has almost twenty years’ experience in the hotel and real estate sectors. For the last eleven years he covered EMEA region, supporting the expansion of Marriott International’s fifteen brands. He brought a tailor-made extended-stay Residence Inn by Marriott concept to Europe in 2008. He has been engaged on major acquisitions, renovations, extensions, re-brandings, contract extensions and terminations and created strategic road maps for both countries and cities across EMEA.
In the past two years, Jonathan was in charged with creating and delivering new industry focused courses in Hotel Asset Management and Hotel Planning and Development, as a Senior Lecturer, for École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). Over 1,000 students completed the first ever Hotel Asset Management course for Europe and courses in Hotel Development & Planning.