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Demian Hodari

Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne (EHL)

Demian Hodari

Demian Hodari is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. His research focuses on the evolving roles of hotel owners, asset managers and general managers. He regularly presents his research at academic conferences, provides executive education and is a frequent moderator and/or chairperson for industry events.

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Agree to Agree: Aligning Hotel Owners’ and Operators’ Goals

Hotel owners increasingly rely on hotel management companies to operate their hotels through formalized hotel management agreements (HMA). Separating ownership and operations supposedly benefits both parties: owners are able to invest in hotel real estate and access the professional operating expertise of hotel management companies, while operators can generate important income streams, expand any brands they may have, and earn profits, all without having to invest in the underlying real estate.

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