Olivia Chaplin
Director - Hotels
Christie & Co

Olivia is a hotel development and investment specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the hotel industry across Europe. She currently leads the UK hotel consultancy team in at Christie & Co, where she provides advice to a wide range of clients including institutional funds, private equity, hotel chains, banks, private investors, operators and developers.

With Christie & Co she has worked on a number of due diligence, business review, performance monitoring, development, feasibility and strategic advisory assignments as well as sectoral and investment market research reports within the hotel, hostel and serviced apartment sectors in the UK and Europe. She is a strategic thinker and creative problem solver with expertise in hotel management agreements and deal structuring.

Prior to joining Christie & Co, Olivia worked for IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) for over 6 years, where she was Director of Investment Analysis, responsible for the assessment of IHG’s new hotel developments across the UK and Europe under all IHG brands. Prior to that she held Analyst positions with BNP Paribas Real Estate and MKG Hospitality Consulting in Paris working on valuations and market analysis.

A British national, who also speaks French, Spanish and Italian, Olivia holds an MBA in International Hospitality Management from IMHI – ESSEC in Paris and a Joint Honours Degree (BA) in French and Italian from the University of Leeds.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

City Hotels: Meeting the Needs of Travellers and Locals