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Why Work With Us?

To better understand the impact we can make, we invite you to hear it from those we have worked with and the difference we have made to them personally and the businesses they lead.

“Having served as CEO, COO, CDO and General Counsel for international hotel companies, Robert Swade has a unique combination of skills across all disciplines.”
Stephen Murphy, Former Group Chief Executive, Virgin Group, Former Chairman, Jumeirah Group

Robert’s international experience, covering US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, is extensive and provides impressive insights into the challenges and opportunities in the global hospitality market which can deliver real value to clients seeking relevant and actionable advice.”

“I trust Fatina Mubarak’s judgement about people and in commercial dealings: she is an invaluable asset in such a complex business, legal and cultural environment.”
Anthony Garrod, Managing Partner, Jurit

“As a colleague at Clyde & Co and as a client at Jumeirah Group, Fatina was a delight to work with. Loyal, direct and generous in her relationships. Clear-sighted, commercial and expert in her advice.”

“Alison Styles is a people person through and through.”
Michael Hobson - former Chief Marketing Officer and Board Member, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

“Alison’s skills lie in her unique ability to deeply connect with others, her coaching and mentoring skills as well as her organisation and creation of new programmes and processes. The EMEA region was indeed a complex one, consisting of many markets and cultures and Alison has managed these complexities with professionalism and poise.”

“Mike O'Mahoney is intelligent and perceptive, with a calm and personable style that the teams he leads respond well to, across all geographies.”
Alastair Thomann - CEO, Generator

Mike has the ability to take a broad view of the situation, distilling complexity and ambiguity to provide sound judgement. As a business leader he is values driven, fully embracing the best ethical standards of our group.”

“Robert Swade is highly respected within the hotel industry for his impressive knowledge and extensive experience.”
Gerald Lawless – Ambassador, World Travel & Tourism Council, Former President & CEO, Jumeirah Group

“During his eleven years with the Jumeirah Group, Robert played a major leadership role in the success of the company as it expanded across the world.

He is equally conversant and confident with the negotiation of new hotel development projects as he is with providing leadership and oversight for the management of hotel operations.

Robert has complete commitment to doing business with the highest level of honesty and integrity whilst delivering superior results.”

“Fatina Mubarak is calm, composed and with a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to all aspects of hospitality”
Shafi Syed, SVP, Global Head of Hotel Development & Acquisitions, Equinox Hotels

“I had the pleasure of working with Fatina at Jumeirah Group. Fatina is a delight to work with, as she always takes a commercial, solution-minded approach, a rare quality when negotiating complex agreements and transactions in hospitality and real estate.”

“Robert Swade displayed a deep understanding of the complexities of developing a luxury resort.”
Neil & Judy Kaye - The Modani Luxury Spa Resort

“We met Robert whilst undertaking an operator selection for our luxury resort.

We developed an excellent rapport with Robert, who rapidly understood our vision and displayed a deep understanding of the complexities of resort development.

Robert’s track record and personal commitment to our project gave us confidence that he could work in partnership with us.

“Mike O'Mahoney drives delivery, managing performance and overcoming obstacles.”
Tony Dangerfield - Former CEO, Devere Hotels

“Upon  joining our group, Mike O’Mahoney demonstrated a rapid understanding of the organisation and the wider business context, taking stock of the opportunities and leading discussions about the strategic financial vision for the business. In doing so, he gained the confidence of all parties including the Board of Directors.”

“Alison Styles is without doubt one of the best commercial leaders I have worked with.”
Tim Shearman - Former Chief Operating Officer, London + Regional

“Alison is focussed, strategic, detailed and drives teams to deliver exceptional results. Passionate, positive and able to provide various stakeholder groups the confidence to deliver at all times.”

“I had the pleasure of working for Robert Swade in my capacity as General Manager of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.”
Anthony McHale - Managing Director, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, New York

“Robert is the consummate professional, with tremendous business acumen, extraordinary work ethics, laser focus on excellence, and a clear understanding of the needs of the luxury market. He was universally respected and trusted by both operators and owners.”

“Alison Styles had a proven ability to quickly adapt to new, diverse cultures and was comfortable in high-pressured environments.”
Brett Butcher - Former CEO, Langham Hospitality Group

“I have worked with Alison Styles for almost 20 years.  Alison has a proven ability to quickly adapt to new, diverse cultures and is comfortable in high-pressured environments, hence she quickly established herself as a highly respected and effective leader in the eyes of our owners, hotels, clients and her peers. She is results driven, strategic and sets high, yet realistic standards for herself and her teams.