Founder & Managing Director
Nikos Hadjos has over 25 years of global hospitality experience spanning from hotel operations, to consulting and acquisitions & development.
Prior to starting Hotellect, Nikos worked in leading corporate roles in Marriott International, first being the head of Business Analysis for Middle East & Africa where he led the evaluation potential hotel projects valued in excess of USD 300 million in fees. This role led him to subsequently becoming the head of development in Southeastern Europe, successfully leading the expansion of Marriott’s brands in Greece, Cyprus, and Malta, where he negotiated/ signed hotels deals in excess of 2,000 rooms with capital investment value in the region of EUR 240 million and in excess of EUR 40 million in management/franchise fees. He left Marriott having managed to make it the top international hotel company in Greece for new signed deals between 2017 and 2020.
His impressive track record spans also in the international hotel investment arena, where amongst other senior roles in the Middle East, he also served as Vice President Acquisitions & Development for Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) in Riyadh, S.A., and Dubai, U.A.E. where he managed acquisition/ development mixed-use and hotel projects under the brands of Four Seasons, Movenpick, Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel within Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia, in the excess of USD 900 million.
Nikos’s foundation in advisory work was established in New York, USA, when after deciding to leave hotel operations, he worked as a senior consultant for HVS International, conducting numerous feasibility studies, valuations and operational analyses for a diverse array of branded as well as independent hotels in more than 25 states, exceeding USD 500 million in value.
Hotellect has a strong network of partners with international experience. For each project that we undertake the most qualified partner will step into our team to contribute with her/ his expertise in meeting our client’s goals.
Allow us to introduce you to some of our team of experts:
Over 20 years of a globally diverse career in real estate/ hospitality strategy, investments, work out & asset management in major developed markets of the Americas and Europe & the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Caribbean & Indian Ocean. Has held senior-level positions with ownerships and operations groups including Gencom Group, Miral Asset Management, Lehman Brothers, Kingdom Hotels Investment, Istithmar World, InterContinental Hotels & Hilton.
As a successful Strategic Communication Consultant with more than 20 years of experience, Tonia founded SO FINE!, a boutique communications & branding agency with clients from diverse fields in 2006. In 2017 So Fine! her company was designated as a Marriott-approved Branding Agency for Europe and currently is the only approved Branding Agency functioning in Greece and Cyprus. In early 2019 So Fine! became a Marriott-approved Branding Agency for the USA and Caribbean and has worked on projects in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France, and USA.
A carrier-oriented sales & Marketing senior executive, Socrates was leading successfully the Sales & Marketing division of Grecotel Hotels & Resorts, the largest Greek hotel chain, for a number of years (among other international hotel brands), before he went on establishing himself as an independent Sales & Marketing specialist. He has a long association with Major Tour Operators and Luxury Travel Agents around the world and has a long and successful track record of signed trade agreements with many of them.
A veteran in the finance field with over 35 years career in the hospitality industry, Mandy has held key finance positions with companies including, ASTY SA – Hotels & Tourism Enterprises as a CFO and Marriott International Hotels & Resorts –as a Director of Finance for 13 years and Chairman of the Board of the Marriott Management Company in Greece.
Focal Project Managers
Focal PM is recognized as a market leader in Greece in delivering successful technical solutions to 4- and 5-star hotel and leisure operators, developers, and investors with coverage in Greece as well as overseas. Focal functions as the owner’s agent, managing design consultants and construction contractors on the owner’s behalf. The company’s successful track record includes hotels such as the Athens Academias – an Autograph Collection hotel, the Nikki Beach Porto Heli, Ikos Olivia Resort, Amanzoe Porto Heli, and Wyndham Nicosia.
Signature Europe is an international leader in hotel service & sales training solutions, entrusted by some of the most prestigious Greek as well as international hotel groups & luxury brands. Operating in 65 countries, Signature’s global experience with over 6,000 clients, has enabled in-depth insight of the evolving demands of hotel operations and discerning travelers, whether the client is a 20-room ultra-luxury beach resort or a 600-room convention urban hotel in a metropolitan city.