James Munro

James Munro - Hotels & Resorts Operational Management

Core Skills: Hotel & Resort Operational Expertise, Asset Management, Owner Relations, Project Management & Pre Opening Support, Feasibility and Viability, Partnership Marketing

Background: A highly experienced and respected hotelier who worked with ITT Sheraton and Starwood Hotels & Resorts as Area Manager with multi property strategic responsibilities for 14 years and General Manager for 24 years.

In addition to his operational functions James was involved in Starwood’s development in the UAE where he spent 12 years in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi between 1996 and 2008 during the exciting evolution of these world renowned destinations. He has also worked in Geneva, London, Lisbon, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Sofia and mostly recently the Algarve, Portugal, where for 8 years he was Area Manager and also General Manager of the stunning Pine Cliffs Resort and was fully involved with the recent major new build/ renovation programme and repositioning of this famous integrated resort.


Projects: James is focussed on the following areas:


Hotels & Resorts Operations

Branded Residential Business Models and Operations

Asset Management

Owner Advisory & Profit Optimisation

Market & Project Feasibilty

Operator/Brand selection

Managment/Franchise Contract Advisory

Pre-Opening Support

Sports Partnerships for integrated Resorts


Languages: English, Portuguese, French


About James: London based, keen golfer and avid walker





Douglas Grant
Hospitality Market Appraisals and Feasibility

James Munro
Hotels & Resorts Operational Management

Jim Fletcher
Tourism Economist

Steve O'Hara
Finance and Travel Industry

Geoffrey Dobson
Real Estate Investment & Asset Management

Nigel Teasdale
Hospitality Asset Management, (Middle East, S.E. Asia)