SIMON TURNER

Board Member

Simon Turner has over 35 years of diverse experience in the hospitality sector having held senior executive roles and board seats in both public and private enterprises. In 2017, he formed Alpha Lodging Partners to make selective investments and provide strategic and transactional advisory services to hospitality sector companies and investors. From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Turner served as President, Global Development of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide where he was responsible for global development activities, including hotel and resort development, property acquisitions and dispositions, franchise and management pipeline expansion and real estate investment management. Prior to joining Starwood, he served as a Principal of Hotel Capital Advisers, Inc., a hotel investment advisory firm overseeing the Four Seasons and Fairmont brands and property investments in North America and Europe. In that position, he led a number of high-profile hotel projects, including the acquisition, financing and repositioning of the Hotel George V in Paris and the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. His past board service has included Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. (NYSE: FS). Additionally, Mr. Turner served as an Independent Director of ClubCorp Holdings, Inc., from May 2017 until its sale and privatization later that year, and was also a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. He is currently a director of Watermark Lodging Trust, a non-traded REIT, serves as a member of the Supervisory Board of Steigenberger Hotels, AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huazhu (NASDAQ: HTHT) and is a board member of ESA Hospitality (NASDAQ: STAY). Earlier in his career, he served as a Director of Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Turner is an adjunct lecturer at NYU’s Hospitality and Tourism program and lectures frequently at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Columbia University’s real estate graduate program. Mr. Turner holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

 

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