Thomas Emanuel – Director of Business Development, STR Global
A look at the performance of the hotel industry across Europe, Middle East, & Africa. Thomas will look at the historic performance of key countries and cities, as well as STR's forecasts for 2012. In addition, he will discuss the evolution of supply and the new supply pipeline in the region, to see which markets are ‘hot’ in terms of new hotel openings.
Thomas Emanuel leads STR Global’s Business Development team, overseeing a team of 16 across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. He has spent his entire career in the hotel industry, most notably with Hyatt Hotel & Resorts, both at a corporate and unit level, and he started with the Deloitte's HotelBenchmark team in 2006. Since the formation of STR Global in March 2008, he has lead the Business Development department, and now also has overall responsibility for all the company's non UK offices, recent additions to which have been in Tokyo, Dubai, and Mumbai. Thomas regularly attends and presents at client meetings and conferences.