Katharine Le Quesne, Senior Director HoCoSo and Head of Integrated Resorts at Glion Institute of Higher Education, will be hosting a panel discussion on the Experience Economy and Luxury. The panel aims to determine what makes luxurious five-star hotels so vibrantly attractive and why fashion and retail brands have been looking to expand and invest in this sector? Hence, what is the true meaning of luxury for today’s consumers?

Valeriano Antonioli – Chief Executive Officer, Lungarno Collection

Richard Arnold – Chief Development Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection

Karl Bieberach-Dielman – Chief Development Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group

Caroline Domange-Harding – Head of Development and Marketing, LVMH

Marco Roca – President of Global Development and Chief Development Officer, Caesars Entertainment


About IHIF

The 22nd International Hotel Investment Forum – IHIF – is taking place from the 4th to the 6th of March, 2019, at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin. More than 2,300 of hospitality’s senior figures, and decision makers from over 80 countries worldwide are expected at the summit next week.

The IHIF conference will pay close attention to key topics such as: the latest growth opportunities for stakeholders; innovative strategies; in-depth case studies on how operators are adapting to the change of their guest purchasing behavior; and much more.

Over three days, leaders and innovators from the hospitality investment industry will meet and network, share their proficiency, and debate through educational panels, keynote speeches and informal gatherings.

See the full programme here.


About Katharine Le Quesne

Katharine_LeQuesne_HoCoSoKatharine Le Quesne started her career in China and continues to do business there. She has spent two decades as a professional advisor to the travel, hospitality and leisure industries. She works all over the world in emerging and mature markets, helping clients to assess opportunities for value creation. She loves what she does and has a particular specialism in: development strategy; destination resorts; luxury and lifestyle brands; and theme parks.



About HoCoSo

HoCoSo, brings together teams of global experts to create tailor-made solutions for client projects. Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo, and his direct team specialize in the extended-stay hospitality market, the boutique sector, and resort developments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). We create innovative and future-oriented solutions for each of our clients across the following three fields of services: