Andrew Perkins is the Managing Director of Hazaña Hotel Advisory and has over 28 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Originally from Australia, I have lived and worked in Australia and Asia Pacific in a variety of roles including Asia Pacific wide responsibilities and have 19 years’ experience in Asia in Development, Real Estate, Finance, Marketing and Operational roles.
I have two undergraduate degrees, an MBA (distinction) and am a member of the Asia Pacific chapter of the Hotel Asset Managers Association and the Australian Society of CPA’s.
Prior to founding Hazaña Hotel Advisory, I was based in Tokyo and headed up Hilton’s real estate portfolio in the Asia Pacific region, covering all owned, leased, and joint venture assets. In this role, I had oversight of hotel acquisition and divestment, capital planning and investment including hotel repositioning and routine capital planning, as well as hotel asset management. I spent considerable time with leasehold hotels including midterm lease restructuring, debt restructure, JV buyout and renegotiation of key agreements.
Most recently for Hilton in the strategically key region of Japan, Korea and Micronesia, I worked collaboratively with the wider management team to achieve superior operational performance that oversaw the turnaround of the Japan portfolio from loss making, to becoming the highest returning assets of Hilton globally. I worked with Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare to establish its first operation in Asia Pacific, established a finance shared service center, took over several hotels from other operators and opened numerous hotels.
Prior to joining Hilton, I worked with Starwood (now Marriott), Rendezvous and Radisson hotel companies. With these companies, I had the opportunity to broaden my experience in Asia Pacific with responsibilities for regional development and finance functions, as well as hotel finance, marketing, and operations roles.
I am married with two children and in my spare time, I keep fit and occasionally run ultramarathons across mountain ranges or deserts.
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