Jonathan Humphries has more than two decades of experience in the hotel and real estate sectors.
Jonathan began his career in luxury hospitality and market research, and from 2000 to 2004, he worked in hospitality and real estate consulting at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.
For the next 11 years, Jonathan served as VP Development and Planning EMEA for Marriott International. During this time, he oversaw the expansion of 15 brands and delivered the company’s first ever comprehensive development strategy for the African continent, and created and launched Marriott’s Residence Inn concept for Europe.
Jonathan joined the faculty of École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in 2015, where he developed courses on hotel development and asset management. He also taught as a guest lecturer at the University of Zurich and the Beijing Hospitality Institute.
Today, Jonathan is Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo (Hospitality Consulting Solutions), a Swiss-based company he founded in 2016 that specializes in the hospitality alternatives sector, including co-living, serviced apartments and resorts.
Jonathan was appointed Senior Lecturer and Head of International Hotel Development and Asset Management Specialization at Glion Institute of Higher Education in December 2017. He leads the specializations in the MSc in Finance, Real Estate and Hotel Development, as well as the Bachelor’s degree Specialization in International Hotel Development and Finance. He is also a member of the European Hotel Asset Managers Association.
Jonathan holds an EMBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MSc in Business Administration from Napier University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.