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02 March 2018 | Hotels

Christie & Co grows its European Hospitality Consultancy team with two new appointments

Leading specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has appointed Olivia Chaplin as Director to its Hospitality Consultancy team. An expert hotel development and investment specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the hotel industry across Europe and strong French and Italian language skills, Olivia will work closely with Christie & Co’s UK and international teams to strengthen its expanding consultancy services.

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Olivia joined Christie & Co yesterday from InterContinental Hotels Group, where she was Director of Investment Analysis, responsible for the assessment of InterContinental Hotels Group’s new hotel developments across the UK and Europe under all IHG brands, in particular supporting the strategic focus on Germany, the expansion of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Europe and introduction of multiple new brands into Poland. Olivia previously worked as an Analyst at MKG Hospitality and BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotels in Paris.

Olivia comments; “I am really happy to be part of a great team and look forward to working with investors and partners, providing advice to support their projects in this exciting time for the industry and the markets in Europe.”

Also boosting the Hospitality Consultancy team is the appointment of Guillaume Lafond, who joins the team as an Analyst from CitizenM in Amsterdam, where he was an Assistant Hotel Manager focusing on revenue optimisation and staff motivation.

Carine Bonnejean, Managing Director – Hospitality Consultancy at Christie & Co comments; “The appointments of Olivia and Guillaume demonstrate our evolving team as we pick up pace in 2018. Our 30-strong pan-European team is providing unrivalled insight into the hotel sector and helping a growing number of international clients with specialist support. The expansion of our team reflects the growth in activity across Europe and Olivia and Guillaume will be integral to this growth.”