Jonathan is a hospitality consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the hotel and real estate sectors. As the creator of Residence Inn Europe, Jonathan is the leading expert of the serviced apartment sector. Next to creating innovative hospitality concepts with his consultancy HoCoSo, Jonathan pushes the sector forward by hosting the annual serviced apartment panel at the IHIF and writes a quarterly annual column for Serviced Apartment News.
Jonathan is engaged in the education of future hospitality leaders. At Glion Institute of Higher Education (Glion), Jonathan has been appointed as the Head of Specializations to deliver Glion’s new International Hotel Development and Finance programs. The program was launched in early 2018 and includes the modules of Hotel Asset Management and Concept Creation.
Jonathan’s previous track record covers the expansion of Marriott International’s (MI) fifteen brands in the role of Vice President Development Planning. During this period, he’s delivered the company’s first ever comprehensive development strategy, across 55 countries, for the African continent.
Jonathan is based in Switzerland and speaks English and German.
“There is a great balance of fun sessions and within a short space of time everyone is happy to engage and chat to each other and there is no time to feel left out as the energy is infectious. The mix of tours and alternative sessions; meditation, walking tours etc is a great way to get everyone talking and relaxed. My favourite is the morning meditation as it really energised everyone and broke down some barriers, the insights from some market leaders is also very useful and gives a valuable inside look at what’s going on.