HUBERT VIRIOT – CEO
Joined IFA Hotels & Resorts as CIO in 2013 after an incredible five years as the CEO of Thai real estate developer Raimon Land. During his tenure at Raimon Land, Hubert increased the company’s development portfolio from USD200million to USD1.1billion, despite facing the challenges of a global economic downturn and political instability.
Prior to leading Raimon Land, he spent four years as Vice President of Investments & Acquisitions with IFA Hotels & Resorts and five years with HVS Singapore, eventually heading the firm’s consulting and investment services for the Asia region. During his time at HVS, Hubert advised corporations on acquisitions of over 150 hospitality real estate projects worth USD5 billion.
Hubert has a BS degree in International Hospitality Management from the University of Wales and a BS degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Glion Hotel School.
CLAES LANDBERG – GENERAL MANAGER, YOTEL NEW YORK
Claes brings over twenty years of management experience, most recently joining the YOTEL team from MGM Resorts International where he served as the Vice President of Hotel Operations for the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. In this role, he oversaw the entire rooms division, a full-service spa operation, hotel sales, property marketing and entertainment. Prior to MGM resorts, Landberg spent eleven years in the leisure/gaming industry with Caesars Entertainment in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City, as well as with Station Casinos in Las Vegas. Prior to that, he was at the Hilton New York & Towers in Manhattan. Claes is now overseeing the strategic direction and lead the daily operations for the continued growth of the Times Square West hotel.
MICHAEL TEPLIN – DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Michael has thirty years of Hospitality Industry experience including four times as a CFO with both Hotel companies and F&B companies. His prior roles have included property, multi-property & Regional Controller, General Manager and various Corporate roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Brand management. Michael has worked with management companies such as Marriott, Mandarin Oriental, Soho House and Helmsley. With owner operators such as Ian Schrager, Blackstone, City Hotels, Amsterdam Hospitality, Cipriani & EMM who each managed their properties both under various brands and as independents. Michael has lived and worked in NYC, Barbados, Michigan and Washington DC. And he has opened hotels such as the NY Marriott Marquis, Hudson Hotel & The London, reopened The Empire and opened restaurants such as Catch and Lexington Brass all in NYC. He was part of the inaugural teams that launched the brands LXR Hotels and Resorts & Marriott Conference Resorts.
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