Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Alain Debare

Group Head of Real Estate Portfolios
Equitativa Group

Mr Alain Debare is responsible for the Real Estate Portfolios managed by the Equitativa Group and focuses on the various properties with a supervisory role to ensure the objectives are achieved.  Driven by his sector knowledge and hands-on expertise, Alain is closely involved with the property managers and teams to increase the profitability and performance of the operating properties.

Alain brings extensive experience in operations and development having spent most of his career in the hospitality industry, in various operational roles and more recently as a hotel owner, developer and asset manager. Alain held various management positions with leading hotel management companies, including Mandarin Oriental and Hilton Hotels Corporation and joined Equitativa in September 2018 from his role as CEO of Action Hotels PLC which he led shortly after its inception and has been key to its growth.
Alain has broad international management and operations experience having worked in the Philippines, France, Venezuela, Brazil, Spain and the GCC. 

Mr Debare received a BA and a Masters in Hotel Management from Institut Paul Bocuse - IGL Lyon in France and has also obtained a certification in hospitality investments and asset management from Cornell University. He speaks fluent French, English and Spanish and is a founding member of HAMA (Hotel Asset Managers Association).