Renowned hospitality experts Alphy Johnson and Chris Mumford have joined HoCoSo. They become part of an exceptional hospitality expert community that brings together some of the greatest minds in the hospitality industry, on one single platform.
The network already features, among others, Jonathan Humphries, Chairman of HoCoSo and co-creator of several ground-breaking and award-winning concepts in the hotel industry and in hospitality education; Katharine Le Quesne, Managing Director UK with a track record of helping owners and operators realize their vision and create value in hotels and resorts; and Irene Zijlmans, Project Director and a leader in the field of asset management and development.
Alphy Johnson, who describes himself as a modern elder, has had an incredible career spanning over 45 years, with companies including Rosewood and Westin. He has opened 12 hotels across 10 countries, in North and Central America and the Middle East and Asia. He has also led his teams successfully through several crises. He specializes in creating high-performance service teams in multi-cultural environments, brand architecture for start-up hotel companies and mentoring hotel General Managers and executives, particularly through crises.
As part of the HoCoSo Expert Community, Alphy takes on the role of Managing Director of the Americas and aims to provide operational wisdom, strategic, development, contract, pre-operations support and crisis leadership for the network’s clients.
Chris Mumford is an advisor to the global hospitality sector in the areas of leadership and talent. The founder of Cervus Leadership Consulting, Chris provides services in executive search, compensation consulting, organizational structuring, succession planning and management due diligence. Over the past 20+ years, Chris has helped build leadership teams on behalf of some of the industry’s most prominent operators, developers and investors throughout EMEA, Asia and North America. A frequent author and speaker on human capital issues in the hospitality industry, Chris is a promoter of hospitality as a career choice and an advocate for greater diversity in the workplace.
As Head of Leadership Services for HoCoSo, Chris brings to the table his exclusive approach to holistic leadership and team engagement.
HoCoSo brings together the ultimate team of hospitality experts and consultants. This community offers all-inclusive solutions for businesses looking to grow and thrive, combining unique talents, creative mindsets and experience backed by great track records. The corporate ethos is rooted in the spirit of community. The work model focuses on going on a life-journey with clients so that the objectives of each project are met collaboratively, equally and successfully.
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HoCoSo are advisors with a difference.
We create tailor-made and innovative solutions for clients’ hospitality-led projects by bringing together the optimum team of sector specialists.
Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo, and his direct team specialize in the extended-stay, co-living, and hotel-alternatives hospitality market; luxury, lifestyle and boutique hotels; and resort developments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Our strengths lie in the following core services:
- Product & Concept Creation, for portfolio & individual asset developments.
- Strategic Development Projects with a focus on new-market / new-concept business expansion planning, operator selection, market and financial feasibility studies.
- Transformative Asset Management for brand re-positioning, asset re-evaluation and concept re-structuring.
- Hospitality Education for companies and academic institutions, with a focus on bespoke course development, training and teaching.
- Workshops, Keynotes and Conference Moderating for boards, leading international conferences and incubators.