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Katharine leads HoCoSo’s collaboratively created solutions for next generation hospitality with a focus on markets undergoing explosive growth, regeneration or disruption.
As a successful hands-on advisor, she has helped owners, operators, Governments and funds to evolve and create value in the hospitality industry. Her career path combines experiences at Deloitte, Arthur Andersen, and JLL across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Asia Pacific.
With a particular expertise in strategic reviews, due diligence, development strategy, destination resort development, and financial feasibility, Katharine has worked extensively on luxury and lifestyle assets, new concepts and asset repositioning. She also undertakes litigation-related work, including acting as an Expert Witness.
She is a committed educator and heads the first Resort Development programme at Glion Institute of Higher Education. She is also a regular speaker and moderator at industry events and an active writer on industry issues.
She is devoted to using her talents well to make the world a little better. She also thrives on having an open house and spontaneous visitors.
Katharine has lived in many different communities and cultures so she values diversity and speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and French.View all Speakers
“"As one of the first in-person events out of the pandemic, Guesty was happy to exhibit at Urban Living Festival and connect with professionals in the hospitality industry at such a forward thinking event - thanks to the ULF team for a great conference".Abi Rod, Global Events Manager, Guesty
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