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One Rockefeller Plaza, 11th Floor
Suite 300
New York, NY, 10020
United States

Phone: 646 722 2934


Chairman North America and Managing Director
Horwath HTL

Industry Specialty

strategic planning
development services
franchise expertise
organizational development
litigation support - expert witness
interim management
operational analysis / reviews
asset management
marketing & sales strategies
marketing plans
ownership transition support


boutique hotels
condo hotels
convention hotels
destination resorts
full service hotels
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
time share & interval ownership

Speaker Topics

asset management
boutique hotels
consumer trends
customer service
global hotel industry trends
management and leadership
sales and marketing
spa design management and marketing
time share vacation ownership

Geographic Areas

Primary practice areas include the US, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Speaking Engagements

John Fareed is an internationally recognized authority in the field of hospitality, tourism and leisure, and has spoken on the topic at industry events in Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and across the US, Canada and Caribbean. He has also appeared as an expert on national television programs including ABC News, CNN and Fox News Network, and in publications such as USA Today and the New York Times.

Mission Statement

We are in the business of growing and protecting the value of our client’s hotel, resort and restaurant assets.


Asset management, strategic market planning, positioning and repositioning. Additionally Fareed provides expert witness and litigation support services.

Past Experience

Principal, John Fareed Hospitality Consulting LLC; Executive Vice President, Anson-Stoner; Managing Partner, Fareed Zapala Koepke; Senior Vice President, YPB&R (currently MMGY Global)


Fareed holds two postgraduates including a Master of Science degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology's School of Hospitality Management and Tourism in Dublin, Ireland—where he is currently pursuing his PhD—as well as a Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate from Cornell University.

Professional Memberships

Fareed is Chair Emeritus of ISHC and currently serves as Immediate Past Chairman of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Foundation.

Representative List of Clients

Fortune 500 companies, national brands, lenders, developers, REIT’s, management companies, investors, owners, attorneys, and insurers.

Articles and Publications

Fareed has written articles for numerous industry media including Hotel News Now and Hotel Investment Outlook.