Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Nick van Marken

Managing Director
van Marken Limited

Following a career in professional services spanning nearly 30 years, Nick is currently acting as senior adviser to several hospitality investors. Until recently he was Global Head of Hospitality Advisory Services with Deloitte, where he served as a partner for 20 years and was based in London and the Gulf. In this role, he served a wide spectrum of clients, including private family/HNWI’s; PE, SWF, institutional, RE; and corporates, and encompassing owners, investors, lenders and operators.  The range of services provided included commercial strategy and development advice; M&A/transaction services; operational/profit improvement reviews; capital-raising/IPOs; assurance; tax advice and restructuring.

Nick spent the early part of his career in hotel operations in Africa and Europe, working with Holiday Inn, Sun International, Gleneagles and Meridien. He has subsequently consulted in over 80 countries and 250 markets. He is a sought-after speaker and was the organiser and chairman of the highly-regarded European Hotel Investment Conference (EHIC), in London. Nick served on the board of global industry data provider STR from 2011 to 2017, and is a member of the advisory board of Bench Events.


See Nick van Marken speak in the following sessions:

Day Three: Thursday, 11th April 2019 →
Franchising – is it the future in the GCC? What does it take to do it well?
Day Two - Wednesday 10th April 2019 →
The Edge of Wildness - Adventure tourism luxury concepts
Day One - Tuesday 9th April 2019 →
AHIC Leadership Talk - What is your compass in times of disruption, innovation and global turmoil?
Day One - Tuesday 9th April 2019 →
Disrupting traditional all-inclusive – Changing the business model