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.