Hubert Viriot, CEO
Hubert Viriot joined YOTEL in May 2014 to roll out an aggressive growth strategy targeting key city centres and international airports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. More than 3,000 new cabins are already scheduled to open by 2018, including YOTEL hotels in Dubai, Singapore, Paris, London, Geneva, Miami, San Francisco and Boston.
Prior to his appointment as the CEO of YOTEL, Mr. Viriot was CEO of Raimon Land PLC, a leading real estate developer listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). During his four-year tenure in Thailand, Mr. Viriot orchestrated the successful turnaround of Raimon Land and increased the company’s development portfolio from USD200million to USD1.1billion. Raimon Land's stock was one of the top 5 performing stocks on the SET and incorporated in the SET 100 Index.
Previously, Mr. Viriot spent four years as Vice President of Investments & Acquisitions with IFA Hotels & Resorts, YOTEL’s parent company, and five years with HVS, a global consulting firm focused on the hospitality, tourism and real estate industries. Mr. Viriot has a BS degree in International Management from the University of Wales and a BS degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Glion Hotel School in Switzerland.