Background: An experienced owners representative having worked on a wide range of market appraisals throughout the accommodation sector at an individual site and portfolio level within pubs, hotels and other forms of accommodation. Douglas' broad experience covers research, site appraisals, planning support and asset management and in providing a wide range of accommodation solutions for both private and public sector clients. As owner’s representative he has also been involved in a hotel privatisation, a portfolio rationalisation and the establishment of a start-up company.
A Graduate of Surrey University’s Hotel School with a Diploma in Marketing, Douglas is a Member of the British Hospitality Association. His previous hotel operational roles were with Grand Metropolitan, Inter-Continental, Gleneagles and Forte, followed by consultancy and transactional experience with Horwath & Horwath and Nomura International Plc before establishing an independent consultancy in 1998.
Business Plan for a hotel in Amsterdam
Strategy for an agri-tourism resort in Tabuk, KSA
Commercial due diligence for the potential acquisition of 2 hotels in Spain
Representative of Eastleigh Borough Council in the Ageas Bowl hotel project
Research into the Stadium hotels market for Hilton
Industry support in obtaining planning for conversion, extension and new build of several UK hotel projects
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish.
About Douglas: Enjoys cycling, not too fast, music, the arts and Tai Chi.