Industry Update
Appointment 7 February 2018

Laia Lahoz

Appointed Chief Assets and Development Officer
At NH Hotel Group in Madrid, Spain

Laia Lahoz

This senior executive boasts extensive experience at NH Hotel Group and accredited expertise in articulating value-added transactions around the Group's asset portfolio, framed by the criteria of maximising returns and sustainability over the medium and long term for the Company and its existing and potential partners. She has also lead successful agreements designed to boost the Group's strategic presence and positioning.

In addition to coordinating and supervising the strategy for fine-tuning NH Hotel Group's asset portfolio, Laia will devise the strategic roadmap for the Company's organic and M&A-led growth for the coming years. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Lahoz held the position of Senior Vice-President of Asset Management at the Group, from which she negotiated important agreements which have translated into the Company's current lease coverage ratios, which are significantly above the market average.

Laia holds a law degree from Pompeu Fabra University and a master's degree in international cooperation from Barcelona's Autónoma University. Before joining NH Hotel Group she worked in the company law department of Garrigues law firm and at several firms in the hotel sector. Her appointment reinforces the Group's ability to negotiate with and earn the loyalty of its real estate owners and partners.

NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group is a consolidated multinational player and a leading urban hotel operator in Europe and America, where it operates over 350 hotels. Since 2019, the Company works with Minor Hotels in the integration of their hotel brands under a single corporate umbrella with presence in over 50 countries worldwide.
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