Katharine Le Quesne, MA Oxon, MBA, MIH

Managing Director of HoCoSo

Katharine made a conscious decision to pursue a career in hospitality when she saw how successful hospitality is an alchemy of real estate, people, design and technology that can deliver memorable experiences and investment returns.

She has since spent over two decades as a professional advisor, helping clients to evolve, innovate and create value in markets all over the world. She joined HoCoSo for its focus on creating solutions for hospitality real estate of the future.

She has a particular specialism in: development strategy; destination resorts; luxury and lifestyle brands; and theme parks. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at a number of world-class hotel schools and currently heads the Resort Specialisation programme at Glion Institute of Higher Education.

Katharine is a regular speaker, moderator and contributor at industry events; she is an active writer on industry issues; and she has been a professional advisor on the World Economic Forum Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report. She was recently named Lead Ambassador for Women in Hotels – a not-for-profit organization, founded to drive parity across the industry.

Katharine Le Quesne speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and French.

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