Christophe de Bruyn

Company: THR

Position: CEO

Bio

CEO of THR Tourism Consultants, a specialized international strategy and management consultancy firm based in Barcelona, Spain.

His experience spans more than 30 years, and he has acquired a broad and profound experience in most disciplines to strategic and business advisory for the development and management of tourism, hospitality & leisure projects, and companies. He has a special knowledge of resorts and mixed-use developments. He has worked throughout most world regions, such as Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and the Middle East.


Mission Statement

THR is an international boutique advisory firm in tourism, hospitality and leisure providing strategy and business services for both the industry (investors, developers and hotel chains) and tourism destinations.


Geographic Areas

Spain, Portugal, China, Brasil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Dutch Antilles, Belize, Ecuador, Bolivia, Belgium, Andorra, Cameroon, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia, Rumania, Malta, Morocco, Senegal, Madagascar, Namibia, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Jordan, Cyprus, Zambia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines


Expertise

Strategic marketing, projects and investments, development and competitiveness plans for both tourism companies and destinations. Drea Resort & Hotels is a specialized division of THR focusing on resort & mixed use development and repositioning


Professional Memberships

WTO Associated consultant



Articles and Publications

Hospitality industry trends in the Middle East Last generation mixed-use resorts - Hotels for chameleons - Public-private partnership in tourism investment -Developing a system of experiences for highly differentiated and successful tourism companies and destinations


Representative List of Clients

Intercontinental Hotels Spain; Jumeirah Hotels, Rotana Hotels, Aina Hospitaliy Investment Fund, Shuaa Capital, Nakheel, Qatar Investment Authority, Public Investment Fund KSA, the Red Sea Company, Qatari Diar, Urbacon International, Aspire Katara Investments, Vision Maker Worldwide; Apex development group; Melia Hotels & Resorts, Paradores Hotel Chain, Spain; Universal Studios Port Aventura, Spain; Silken Hotels, Fadesa Real Estate Group, Spain; Inveravante Real estate investors, Spain; Malta Tourism Authority, Chinese National Tourism Authority (CNTA); Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA), Andean Development Corporation (CAF); Fundesa (Association of Guatemala Hotels); Spanish State Secretary of Tourism / Spanish Institute for Hotel Quality; Areas, Spanish Bar & Restaurant chain with 400 units in Spain, Portugal and Chile, Spain; Flunch Spain, Food & Beverage chain in shopping malls, Spain; World Tourism Organization


Education

Graduate in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, CERIAT, Brussels, Belgium; Diploma in Business Administration, IESE Business School, associated with the Harvard Business School, Barcelona, Spain.


Past Experience

Principal, Tourism practice, Indra Business Consulting Partner, MHI Turismo consultants, Spain; Principal, Mazars Tourism Consultants, Spain; Principal, THR Tourism Consultants, Barcelona, Spain; Manager, Consultur, Barcelona, Spain; Catering department, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Brussels, Belgium; Reception Department, Amigo Hotel, Brussels, Belgium.