Jonathan is a hospitality consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the hotel and real estate sectors. As the creator of Residence Inn Europe, Jonathan is the leading expert of the serviced apartment sector. Next to creating innovative hospitality concepts with his consultancy HoCoSo, Jonathan pushes the sector forward by hosting the annual serviced apartment panel at the IHIF and writes a quarterly annual column for Serviced Apartment News.
Jonathan is engaged in the education of future hospitality leaders. At Glion Institute of Higher Education (Glion), Jonathan has been appointed as the Head of Specializations to deliver Glion’s new International Hotel Development and Finance programs. The program was launched in early 2018 and includes the modules of Hotel Asset Management and Concept Creation.
Jonathan’s previous track record covers the expansion of Marriott International’s (MI) fifteen brands in the role of Vice President Development Planning. During this period, he’s delivered the company’s first ever comprehensive development strategy, across 55 countries, for the African continent.
Jonathan is based in Switzerland and speaks English and German.
“It was my first time coming across to Europe and getting involved with such a strong serviced apartment community, which was very exciting. I got some really positive feedback from everyone and someone even offered to buy me a coffee when I said I’d come all the way from Japan!