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Athens, 106 71

Phone: +306942474480

Aris Ikkos

Aris Ikkos ISHC
Research Director
Institute SETE

Industry Specialty

business valuation
corporate board / governance
strategic planning
market and feasibility studies
asset management
due diligence


boutique hotels
conference centre / convention centres
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
full service hotels
independent hotels
resort mixed use developments
theme parks & attractions
tourism / destination management

Speaker Topics

hospitality appraisals valuation

Geographic Areas

Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Czech Republic, Carribean, Holland, Albania, Oman

Mission Statement

To support clients develop their businesses in a structured manner leading to growth.


Aris has over 30 years experience in the Greek Hotel, Tourism and Leisure industries and has assisted local and foreign clients in national and international projects.

Past Experience

Consulting the Greek Tourism Industry since the late '80s, Aris has been involved in numerous projects ranging from destination development and regional tourism planning to market research and investment appraisal for all forms of private and public tourism infrastructure (e.g. hotels, marinas, casinos, spas, managed attractions and conference centers).


Aris holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of London and has studied Economics and Finance at the following Colleges of University of London: University College, Queen Mary College, London Business School. His professional qualifications include Diploma in Project Management (University of Bremen, Germany) and Professional Training (Thames Valley University, UK). He is a Certified Trainer from the UK and has been a Member of The Academy of Experts, a body of approved Expert Witnesses.

Professional Memberships

ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Consultants) LBSAA (London Business School Alumni Association) OOE (Greek Economic Chamber) Formerly with the Academy of Experts, London

Representative List of Clients

- Sovereign Funds from Middle East - National Tourism Organisations of Greece and Cyprus - Financial Institutions such as International Finance Corporation and Banc of America Securities - Independent and Branded Hotel chains and Resorts - Casinos such as Casino Magic, Hyatt Regency, Caesar’s, Cirsa, Orbis - Construction companies

Articles and Publications

- Forecast of incoming tourism to Greece on basis of Slot allocation - Quarterly Newsletter on the performance of the Greek Hospitality Industry - Annual Surveys on the performance of Hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki - Annual Guest Satisfaction Survey for Hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki. - The effect of the Athens Olympics on the Athens Hotel Industry, August 2008 - Competitiveness of Greek Tourism Product and Tourism Policy, Travel Daily News, February 2006 -Olympic Lessons for Tourism Policy; Tourism Report, October 2004 -Tourism Marketing and Investment in Dubai and Greece; i-note, June 2004 -ISHC's 10 Issues & Challenges in the Hospitality Insustry for 2004, Greek Practice & Prospects; Hotel News Resource, April 2004 -Luxury Tourism: a matter for all, not just hotels; Hotel News Resource, February 2004 -Hotel Studies of 2002 - 2006