Gordon Coles

Senior Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Hilton

Gordon Coles

Gordon Coles is Senior Vice President, Architecture, Design and Construction for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Hilton. He oversees all new development, adaptive re-use projects, conversions and renovations projects within the EMEA and APAC.

Mr. Coles is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years of project management experience in hotel design and construction. Joining Hilton in 2000 Gordon Coles now heads an international team of 56 senior engineering, design and construction experts.

Gordon Coles has a vast portfolio of over 300 openings in key gateway cities from luxury hotels including: Trianon Palace Versailles, Conrad Dubai and Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam to focused service properties such as Hilton Garden Inn Davos and Hampton Waterloo. He is currently responsible for the execution of the largest hotel pipeline across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Coles received an honors degree in Quantity Surveying from University of South West of England – with accreditation from both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

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