Hubert Viriot joined YOTEL in May 2014 to roll out an aggressive growth strategy in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. YOTEL currently operates four airport hotels and three city centre hotels in London, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Boston and Singapore. More than 3,000 new cabins are scheduled to open across the world by 2020 including Istanbul, San Francisco, Singapore Changi Airport, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Geneva, Amsterdam, Miami, Dubai, Mammoth, Park City and Porto. The company aims to have 50 projects by 2023 across 3 brands, namely YOTEL, YOTELAIR and YOTELPAD.
Prior to his appointment as the CEO of YOTEL, Mr Viriot was CEO of Raimon Land PLC, a leading real estate developer listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Previously, Mr Viriot spent four years in Dubai as Vice President of Investments & Acquisitions with IFA Hotels & Resorts and five years in Singapore with HVS. Mr Viriot has a BS degree in International Management from the University of Wales and a BS degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Glion Hotel School in Switzerland
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Diversification of Hospitality and Hotelisation of Real Estate: A Safer Way to Recover from the Crisis?
Cross integration of hospitality into other real estate segments - adjacent spaces such as offices, retail, residential, student accomodation and more - was a key trend in real estate. With many hospitality businesses permanently shutting down, how will the surplus real estate be re-purposed?