Paul Boldy

Company: RLA Global

Position: Senior Partner

Bio

Paul is a Senior Partner of RLA Global. He has worked across the Middle East and Africa for the past 18 years, representing operators, owners and developers with feasibility studies, technical and design services, renovation, and improvement plans and operational consulting services for various hospitality and leisure assets. A thought leader in the Hospitality Sector, Paul has helped shape Hotel projects across all stages, from development to design and through pre-opening to operation, representing the full life cycle of the hotel asset with dynamic results.

RLA Global works closely with the public and private sector in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa to provide conceptual planning, financial analysis, technical services and development management services related to complex properties such as resorts, retreats and destination assets.


Mission Statement

To continue to develop RLA Global's capabilities in dynamic and highly impactful advisory services, and to continue to be the go-to corporate global resource for hospitality, leisure, recreation, well-being, and health tourism related to hotels, destinations, resorts, active living communities, and mixed-use developments. Optimizing financial performance for investors and property operators, as well as destinations with trusted, results-driven advice from the world’s most knowledgeable and dedicated, specialist, independent advisors in our industry sector.


Geographic Areas

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa


Expertise

Paul is known for his strategic and analytical approach to Hotel assets and has developed innovative Hotel Asset Software to promote communication and understanding for hotel investments and capital expenditure projects to deliver high-value assets. This is particularly relevant to Hotel Renovation strategy, where he excels at the strategy and delivery of property renovation with a guaranteed speed to market and ROI. Paul has written a number of articles on the use of metric and data-driven design for hotel projects. Formerly the Regional Manager for Architecture, Design and Construction for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and Director of Projects for Jumeirah Hotels, Paul brings a wealth of Hotel Technical Services knowledge and the ability to optimize developments to deliver efficient operation and a return on investment. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.


Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building


Speaking Engagements

The F&B Stakeholders Summit at the Hotel Show Dubai - More Responsive Restaurant Planning. The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference - What is the Real ROI that Wellness can add to your Property?


Articles and Publications

Hotel Renovation - A Metric Driven Approach - The article deals with the use of metrics and data to define strategy and inform design in hotel refurbishments to maximize return on investment. See https://rlaglobal.com/en/insights for an extended list of authored articles, and industry reports.



Education

The Chartered Institute of Building - MCIOB Program. Cornell University - Certificate in Real Estate Financial Modeling. Cornell University - Certificate in Hotel Design. Cornell University - Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management.


Past Experience

Former Regional Manager for Architecture, Design and Construction for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Former Head of Hotels for the Artelia Group. Former Director of Projects for Jumeirah Hotel Group.