Co-Founder and President in charge of Hotels Operations at VERTU Hotels and Resorts, Philippe Attia holds and extensive senior management experience in global hospitality and Leisure, Hotels and Resorts Operations and Development, with some of the world’s high end hotels & resorts including Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Club Med, Leading hotels of the World and The Walt Disney Company.
Subject matter expert in the management of guest experience, well-being Resorts, Spa destination, MICE business, luxury hotels and resorts operations, hotels and resorts development. Opening of several 4 and 5 stars hotels in Europe and US. Experience is backed up by an MBA and CHA - the highest level of study offered in hotel administration by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, Florida. USA as well as by an executive program at Cornell University USA. Oversaw the Hospitality operations and development of several new upscale and luxury Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Golf courses, Conference Centers, in Europe including Spain.
Philippe Attia is also a board director at the IACC, International Association of Conference Centers, and in his previous experience as CEO at Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland he did offer Glion the industry leadership that is invaluable to it’s curriculum and International Development.
Philippe Attia worked in 12 different countries and held several hospitality leadership positions such as, General Manager, Managing Director, Regional Director, Senior Vice-President and CEO. In his previous position for Dolce Hotels and Resorts as Senior Vice President Development for EMEA, and as Senior Vice President of Operations Europe, Philippe Attia was responsible for the operations of the Hotels & Resorts in Europe, and the company’s regional corporate office in Paris, and most recently founder of AM Hospitality - an operating consulting firm based in Switzerland. Philippe joins Gerald and the VERTU Hotels and Resorts group in 2019 with for sole objective to boost and run properties operations to successful and recognized ventures.