10/18/2022 | Hotels

Nicolas Cousin promoted to Managing Director of Spain and Portugal

International hotel property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce that Nicolas Cousin has been promoted to Managing Director of Spain and Portugal, working from the Madrid office.

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Nicolas joined Christie & Co in early 2021 as Head of Consultancy for Spain & Portugal. He started his career in the hotel industry working in operations, and later joined a tourism & hotel consultancy in Barcelona where he developed projects across several continents. Nicolas later worked for Hotelbeds (bedbank) as Head of New Business Development and Head of Sales Transformation & Integration. Before joining Christie & Co he worked as Head of Resort Strategy, Operations & Business Planning for the shopping mall developer/operator Intu in Spain.

Nicolas brings significant experience to the role and will be focused on developing Christie & Co’s position in the Spanish market, maintaining the high quality of work, as demonstrated by the high number of loyal clients who appreciate Christie & Co’s boutique approach and strong relationships.

Nicolas replaces Edgar Olle who returns to his hotel development roots with a position with IHG Hotels & Resorts based in the Middle East

Darren Bond, Global Managing Director, Christie & Co comments, “I’m thrilled to see Nicolas deservedly promoted to this position.  He brings a depth of experience to the role and I’m confident he will lead our team to further success and continue to provide our clients in the region with the very best advice and service. ”

Nicolas adds, “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Managing Director – Spain & Portugal. We have great internal talents within the team, and I look forward to providing them with opportunities to grow and develop whilst positioning Christie & Co as an employer of choice.

“The Spanish and Portuguese markets remain two of the most attractive markets for investors, operators and brands. We are experiencing unprecedent activity levels in the majority of the Iberian destinations with record ADRs and RevPar. Investment activity has been remarkable during the first nine months of the year, with significant deals signed both in urban and resort destinations and with others deals in the pipeline.

“We expect the coming months to strengthen Spain and Portugal’s positions as leading tourism destinations and we are well positioned to assist our clients and partners willing to invest in the peninsula.”