Filippo Sona

Director-Head of Hotels (MENA REGION), Colliers International

Filippo Sona

Director-Head of Hotels (MENA REGION), Colliers International

Biography

Filippo is an investment and development professional with 22 years of hotel operational and advisory experience gained from the UK, Europe, USA and MENA regions. With specialist expertise in hotel investments, strategic asset management and development consultancy and an in depth knowledge of hotel companies brand growth and development strategies in emerging markets, Filippo has proven to be an invaluable asset to the firm and his clients. His genuine passion and understanding of management agreements has seen him contribute as a technical expert witness in international arbitration.

In 2010 Filippo joined Colliers International Hotels MENA, now considered to be the leading hotel consultancy firm for the hospitality industry. His team of dedicated professional offer advisory services to the full spectrum of the sector including hotels, resorts, serviced apartment, spa, marina and golf.

Filippo is a regular speaker at key international events such as Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and Cityscape Global Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Cairo, Big 5 Dubai and Jeddah. Filippo serves on the Advisory Board of both AHIC and AHIF and he is part of the EMEA Investment Committee of GlobaHotelNetwork.com.

Filippo holds an MBA from Oxford Brooks University and an Honors Degree in Hospitality Management from University of West London.

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