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Derek Picot

Luxury Hotel Specialist

Derek has managed luxury hotels on five continents including brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Sheraton, Hilton, Meridien. Most recently he was the Regional Vice President for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Europe.
He now consults for hotel owners primarily in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. He is also a Non-Executive Director for Wesley Hotels, an ethical social enterprise with projects in Euston and Camden, London. His principal focus is on operational management. He writes a regular column for Business Traveller magazine, a worldwide publication and is a published author.

Derek holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of West London. A Master Innholder and Freeman of the City of London, he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Food and Wine Service.

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