Kevin Brendan Murphy

Company: AHS ADVISORY PTY LTD , trading as Horwath HTL in Australia

Position: Director - Asset Management


3rd a generation hotelier, with origins in Australian small hotels, in both city and country regions who started in his family's cellars at 14 and went on to international branded properties at his majority from where he sought out 2 years of international experience at 22, and stayed a lot longer than he had first thought! Having worked from both the operator and owner sides, for both private and public entities on five continents, in multiple jurisdictions and challenging environments, he is uniquely qualified to provide insight and assistance to the greater benefit of clients, wherever their current holdings, with a leaning towards assets in the Asia Pacific, Africa, and Europe.

Mission Statement

For our partners to bring to owners and their investors' benefits, the 130 years collective senior operations, business and brand building and development experience earned in the hospitality real estate sector here in Asia Pacific that those owners are unlikely to have yet acquired in-house, saving them time and money, and so as to build the right sustainable partnerships and hotel and mixed-use projects that not only last but prosper.

Geographic Areas

All of Asia & the South Pacific countries and islands, Africa and Europe


Successful acquisition experience and asset management for Asian based owners of hotels worldwide. Extensive Asian experience in building international hotels, creating successful hotel brands and hotel portfolio and operating companies for both public and private investors.

Professional Memberships

ISHC, Institute of Hospitality, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Cornell Hotel School,

Speaking Engagements

previous HICAPs and current IHIFs in Asia Pacific, past Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, African Hotel Investment Conferences, past ALIS, and IH&RA conferences.

Articles and Publications

On request

Representative List of Clients

On application


University of Sydney, & Cornell Hotel School, Hilton International's early Career Development Institute, Gestion de Le Meridien when AF owned;

Past Experience

Original SVP - Acquisitions & Development of Langham Hotels International (1995 - 2006) from its inception to worldwide launch in 2003, at that time HKG’s latest truly international five star brand of that period after Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental and Peninsula Hotels in earlier generations. Extensive involvement in China, North, South and South East Asia in both ownership and operating roles with earlier postings in Africa and the USA