Jonathan Humphries, Chairman of HoCoSo introduces the insightful panel that he will be hosting at the Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) in Manchester, on October 11th and 12th, along with his panelists: Jonathan Langston – Co-Founder of HotStats, Anthony Brister – Area Director of Finance for Marriott hotels, David Hart – Chief Financial Officer for Redefine | BDL and Shona Whitehead – Managing Director of Cogent Blue. They will be looking at profitability, benchmarking, KPIs, productivity in the Hospitality sector and all of the latest innovations and thoughts that go around these topics.
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.