Philippe Attia

Co-founder and President

VERTU Hotels and Resorts

Philippe Attia brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of hospitality.

He has extensive senior management experience in global hospitality and Leisure, Hotels and Resorts Operations and Development. With some of world’s high-end hotels and resorts including Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Club Med, Leading hotels of the World and The Walt Disney Company.

Philippe is a subject matter expert in the management of guest experience, wellbeing resorts, spa destination, MICE business, luxury hotels and resorts operations, hotels and resorts development.

Philippe Attia worked in 12 different countries and held several hospitality leaderships positions such as, General Manager, Managing Director, Regional Director, Senior Vice-President and CEO

Philippe oversaw the Hospitality operations and development of several new Upscale and Luxury Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Golf courses, Conference Centers, in EMEA region, Asia, US and in the Caribbean.

In his previous position for Dolce Hotels and Resorts, Philippe was elected “Best General Manager of the year”. Then as Senior Vice President Development for EMEA, and as Senior Vice President of Operations, Europe, Philippe was responsible for the operations of the Hotels & Resorts in Europe and manages the company’s European corporate office in Paris.

He opened several 4- and 5-stars hotels & resorts in Europe and US. His experience is backed up by an MBA and CHA – the highest level of study offered in hotel administration by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, Florida. USA. Also, by an executive program at Cornell University USA.

Philippe founded his own hospitality management company, AM Hospitality. Based in Switzerland and is working on several projects across EMEA region.
He is the Co-founder and President of Vertu Hotels & Resorts, a hospitality Management company operating worldwide.

Philippe is also Director Hospitality Advisory Switzerland at Horwath HTL Switzerland focusing on hotels, tourism and leisure consulting.

Philippe Attia currently serves on the Board of Directors for the global and European IACC, International Association of Conference Centers.

His previous experience as CEO of -Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland- did offer Glion the industry leadership that is invaluable to the development of Glion’s curriculum and International Development.

In 2017 Philippe was recognized as “Best Hotelier of the year” by the Worldwide Hospitality Awards, in Paris, France for his visionary approach, the mastering of Guest Experience and the Hotels and Resorts re-positioning.
Many of his past projects still today top the list of some of the leading industry awards including winning “Best Spa’s” honors, Michelin Star…

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