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Over the past 25 years, Rodolphe has established an extensive professional network across all continents !

Over the past 25 years, Rodolphe has established an extensive professional network across all continents and is today a great asset for any company looking at retaining the services of a very experienced international professional to reposition, restructure, turnaround or simply grow its business. He brings an extensive knowledge and expertise in strategic management, business administration and development planning across various industries.

Grand-son of one of Burgundy most well-known Grand Chef, Mr. Andre Belin (www.andrebelin.com), a two stars Michelin Guide Restaurant in the 50s, 60s and early 70s and trained by one of France’s most respected Hotel Entrepreneur, Mr. Alain Jacquier, Founder of the Mercure Hotel Chain in the 70s and later the Village Hotel Budget Chain, the international hospitality and tourism industry has no secrets. 

Rodolphe started his international hospitality career as Marketing Manager for The French Tourist Bureau in Australia and New-Zealand and later became the General Manager Economy Hotels Accor Asia-Pacific. As a successful entrepreneur, Rodolphe co-founded “Rest Inn Australia”, a budget hotel chain concept that was sold to Accor Asia-Pacific in 2000 and later “Leisure Inn Hotels” sold to StayWell Hospitality Group in 2006. 

Driven to achieve excellence and deliver outstanding results, Rodolphe is a dedicated and loyal individual to his clients, passionate, reliable and a natural leadership in building up teams and businesses from grass roots to growth acceleration. 

Rodolphe holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master in Business and Finance from the prestigious French University of Paris IX Dauphine.

CEO
June 2018 - Present
London, UK
EQUILIBRIUM HOSPITALITY
LTD
You are looking at expanding your activities across Europe and you would liketo have someone on the ground, I can assist you with all your requirements, make strategic introduction to local agents in your fields, solicitors, taxadvisors, developers, funders, ... or simply be appointed to represent you inthis part of the world. LOYALTY, INTEGRITY, PASSION, RESULTS, ... best describe my Company'score values acquired over 30 years of international entrepreneurship,leadership and management. The Company today represents CP Group/Pandey Hotel Corporation in Europe, assist HighGate in identifying strategic acquisitions and its principleRodolphe Belin heads the Hospitality Acquisition Advisory Department at Hotel Solutions Partnership."OUTSOURCE YOUR HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES"
CEO
June 2018 - Present
London, UK
Vice President Special Acquisitions
June 2019 - Present
HIGHGATE
Hospitality
Highgate is the dominant hotel player in key gateway markets, such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Key West and Waikiki, and an expanding presence in key Caribbean and Latin American markets. We operate 160+ hotels and approximately 45,000 rooms around the world, with a diverse portfolio representing everything from legacy brands to bespoke lifestyle and independent hotels. Boasting award-winning properties in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, Highgate's success can be attributed to game-changing technological innovations, fresh insight into hotel trends and a creative approach to hotel management. We elevate the profile and performance of every hotel we touch by adhering to a set of standards that reflects our own expectations for greatness.
Vice President Special Acquisitions
June 2019 - Present
Vice President | Hotel Acquisition & Development Advisory
August 2019 - June 2020
London, UK
Hotel Solutions
Partnership
In 2018, the global hospitality transactions reached a volume of $67.7b and isset to remain buoyant in 2019 driven by a relative moderate global economic growth and political uncertainty. To be successful in bidding and securing a hotel asset in key capital markets, investors need to dedicate extensive resources and time; often achieving littleor no results. By expanding its acquisitions department in 2019, known as "HSP Transact", HSP has strengthened its tailored industry response to both existing and new investors and property owners. To increase a buyer’s chance to gain a foothold in key geographical locations, HSP Transact offers a unique set of innovative strategic approaches by actingas “Hotel Hunters”. Our bespoke services attract a wide range of clients, from international property and hospitality groups to family offices and private equity companies willing to outsource part of their development activities or simply by mandating us on specific search projects.
Vice President | Hotel Acquisition & Development Advisory
August 2019 - June 2020
London, UK
COO
March 2017 - August 2019
Paris, France
HOLDING CHÂTEAUX
LIFESTYLE SAS
The World’s most exclusive Châteaux Ownership Club reserved initially to 2,000 members. Châteaux Lifestyle is the world’s first & only Châteaux Ownership Club designed for members to participate in preserving these unique properties and enjoy the benefits without the burden of owning them. Châteaux Lifestyle is a game changer as it brings history, lifestyle, hospitality and relevant funding together.
COO
March 2017 - August 2019
Paris, France
Group Development Director
April 2013 - August 2014
Sydney, Australia
STAYWELL HOSPITALITY
GROUP
After completing successfully the turnaround of the Leisure Inn Hotels portfolioin Tasmania, boosting the group EBITDA from $1 M at Year End June 2010 toan estimated $3.3 M at Year End June 2013, I provided strategic development services to StayWell Hospitality at their Head Office based in Sydney with the assignment of boosting the Group expansion first essentially in Australia and New Zealand. Staywell Hospitality Group has a network of 35 properties with locations including Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns,Hobart and Launceston operating under the 3* - 3.5* Leisure Inn and 4* - 5* Park Regis brands. In about 14 months, 6 new contracts were finalised and executed being the take-over of 5 properties in New Zealand and one property in Tasmania boosting the Group worldwide presence by 35%! In addition, 4 Heads of Agreement for properties in Australia and Bali were executed and countless leads generated across the region.
Group Development Director
April 2013 - August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Regional Manager
October 2009 to Apri9l 2013
Hobart, Tasmania
LEISURE INN
TASMANIA
The Leisure Inn Hotels Group in Tasmania operates 4 properties - The Hobart Macquarie, Woolmers Inn and Waterfront Lodge in Hobart and The Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments in Launceston. Since July 2010, Rodolphe Belin developed and implemented a full management turnaround strategy in Business Restructuring including: Sales & Marketing by increasing group revenues by 35% in 12 months and boosting the Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie EBITDA by +130% last financial year. At June End 2010, the group EBITDA was approx. $1.1 M - The Estimated EBITDA at End of June 2013 is $3.3 M. Reviewing the full costs structures of each property to identify savings and sourcing new cost effective suppliers. Recruiting and training all key management roles to lift the overall customers’experience. Supervising of the entire review and update of all Quality & Control, Health &Safety, Sales & Marketing Strategies. Strengthening the Leisure Inn Brand Awareness.Focusing on delivering a “Value for Money” message. Recruiting, mentoring and monitoring integration in the team of key staff members in order to create an effective and happy working environment.
Regional Manager
October 2009 to Apri9l 2013
Hobart, Tasmania
Co-founder and Director
2003 - 2008
Sydney, Australia
LEISURE INNS
HOTELS
With the acquisition of the Hobart Macquarie Hotel in Hobart and Penny Royal Hotel and World in Launceston and with it a business name “Leisure Inn” registered in the state of Tasmania, we developed a registered new brand "Leisure Inn” and launch a new 3* hotel band in Australia and within 12 months rebranded 7 properties or about 700 rooms of which the co-founders had ownership interest in 6 properties - 3 in Sydney in the state of New South Wales, 4 in Tasmania (3 in Hobart and 1 in Launceston and one under management in Melbourne, Victoria.
Co-founder and Director
2003 - 2008
Sydney, Australia
General Manager | Development Economy Hotels
July 2000 - May 2002
Sydney, Australia
ACCOR
HOSPITALITY
Restructured the Development Economy Hotels (Formule 1 & Ibis 2003) Division of Accor in Australia, Accor being the world number 3 hotels owner and operator. Set-up and launch of the first two Formule 1 hotel development in Isesaki and Numazu, Tokyo in Japan. They were Accor’s second and third hotels in Japan. Manage, develop and implement all corporate and business unit on-going strategies: financial, location, selection, development, sales and marketing,motel management, customer service. In charge of the day to day operation of the Formule 1 Hotel Chain (13 Properties): Define with the operational team ,the sales and marketing strategy as well as the close monitoring of the day to day performance of the properties. Develop and Manage all the new Ibis Hotels properties known as Ibis 2003 including the 200 rooms Ibis Hotel at Mascot Airport.
General Manager | Development Economy Hotels
July 2000 - May 2002
Sydney, Australia
Co Founder | Executive Director
1997 - 2000
Sydney, Australia
REST INN
AUSTRALIA
Established a $20 M joint-venture with Major Australian and international institutions to develop a branded chain of budget motels, based on a concept that has proved successful in the USA and in Europe. Developed and implemented all corporate and business unit strategies: financial, location, selection, development, sales and marketing, motel management, customer service. In charge of the day to day operation of the business; the first motel opened in September 1998 and four others were at various stages of development and construction when got taken over by Accor in June 2000. Recruited and animated the development team for the creation of a new revolutionized Automated Check-In System.
Co Founder | Executive Director
1997 - 2000
Sydney, Australia
Marketing Manager
October 1993 - October 1996
Sydney, Australia
FRENCH TOURIST
COMMISSION
Development and implementation of educational seminars on France to the local Travel Industry. Organised major public relation functions for the travel press. Organised the 1994 French Travel Trade Show in Australia and New Zealand. Involved in the design and implementation of advertising campaigns in the press. Represented France in all major travel trade events in Australia and NZ.
Marketing Manager
October 1993 - October 1996
Sydney, Australia

What I did from today

EQUILIBRIUM HOSPITALITY LTD
You are looking at expanding your activities across Europe and you would liketo have someone on the ground, I can assist you with all your requirements, make strategic introduction to local agents in your fields, solicitors, taxadvisors, developers, funders, ... or simply be appointed to represent you inthis part of the world. LOYALTY, INTEGRITY, PASSION, RESULTS, ... best describe my Company'score values acquired over 30 years of international entrepreneurship ,leadership and management. The Company today represents CP Group/Pandey Hotel Corporation in Europe, assist HighGate in identifying strategic acquisitions and its principleRodolphe Belin heads the Hospitality Acquisition Advisory Department at Hotel Solutions Partnership. "OUTSOURCE YOUR HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES"
HIGHGATE
Hospitality
Highgate is the dominant hotel player in key gateway markets, such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Key West and Waikiki, and an expanding presence in key Caribbean and Latin American markets. We operate 160+ hotels and approximately 45,000 rooms around the world, with a diverse portfolio representing everything from legacy brands to bespoke lifestyle and independent hotels. Boasting award-winning properties in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America, Highgate's success can be attributed to game-changing technological innovations, fresh insight into hotel trends and a creative approach to hotel management. We elevate the profile and performance of every hotel we touch by adhering to a set of standards that reflects our own expectations for greatness.
HOTEL SOLUTIONS PARTNERSHIP
In 2018, the global hospitality transactions reached a volume of $67.7b and isset to remain buoyant in 2019 driven by a relative moderate global economic growth and political uncertainty. To be successful in bidding and securing a hotel asset in key capital markets, investors need to dedicate extensive resources and time; often achieving littleor no results. By expanding its acquisitions department in 2019, known as "HSP Transact", HSP has strengthened its tailored industry response to both existing and new investors and property owners. To increase a buyer’s chance to gain a foothold in key geographical locations, HSP Transact offers a unique set of innovative strategic approaches by actingas “Hotel Hunters”. Our bespoke services attract a wide range of clients, from international property and hospitality groups to family offices and private equity companies willing to outsource part of their development activities or simply by mandating us on specific search projects.
HOLDING CHÂTEAUX LIFESTYLE SAS
The World’s most exclusive Châteaux Ownership Club reserved initially to 2,000 members. Châteaux Lifestyle is the world’s first & only Châteaux Ownership Club designed for members to participate in preserving these unique properties and enjoy the benefits without the burden of owning them. Châteaux Lifestyle is a game changer as it brings history, lifestyle, hospitality and relevant funding together.
STAYWELL HOSPITALITY GROUP
After completing successfully the turnaround of the Leisure Inn Hotels portfolioin Tasmania, boosting the group EBITDA from $1 M at Year End June 2010 toan estimated $3.3 M at Year End June 2013, I provided strategic development services to StayWell Hospitality at their Head Office based in Sydney with the assignment of boosting the Group expansion first essentially in Australia and New Zealand. Staywell Hospitality Group has a network of 35 properties with locations including Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns,Hobart and Launceston operating under the 3* - 3.5* Leisure Inn and 4* - 5* Park Regis brands. In about 14 months, 6 new contracts were finalised and executed being the take-over of 5 properties in New Zealand and one property in Tasmania boosting the Group worldwide presence by 35%! In addition, 4 Heads of Agreement for properties in Australia and Bali were executed and countless leads generated across the region.
LEISURE INN
TASMANIA
The Leisure Inn Hotels Group in Tasmania operates 4 properties - The Hobart Macquarie, Woolmers Inn and Waterfront Lodge in Hobart and The Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments in Launceston. Since July 2010, Rodolphe Belin developed and implemented a full management turnaround strategy in Business Restructuring including: Sales & Marketing by increasing group revenues by 35% in 12 months and boosting the Leisure Inn Hobart Macquarie EBITDA by +130% last financial year. At June End 2010, the group EBITDA was approx. $1.1 M - The Estimated EBITDA at End of June 2013 is $3.3 M. Reviewing the full costs structures of each property to identify savings and sourcing new cost effective suppliers. Recruiting and training all key management roles to lift the overall customers’experience. Supervising of the entire review and update of all Quality & Control, Health &Safety, Sales & Marketing Strategies. Strengthening the Leisure Inn Brand Awareness.Focusing on delivering a “Value for Money” message. Recruiting, mentoring and monitoring integration in the team of key staff members in order to create an effective and happy working environment.
LEISURE INNS
HOTELS
With the acquisition of the Hobart Macquarie Hotel in Hobart and Penny Royal Hotel and World in Launceston and with it a business name “Leisure Inn” registered in the state of Tasmania, we developed a registered new brand "Leisure Inn” and launch a new 3* hotel band in Australia and within 12 months rebranded 7 properties or about 700 rooms of which the co-founders had ownership interest in 6 properties - 3 in Sydney in the state of New South Wales, 4 in Tasmania (3 in Hobart and 1 in Launceston and one under management in Melbourne, Victoria.
ACCOR
HOSPITALITY
Restructured the Development Economy Hotels (Formule 1 & Ibis 2003) Division of Accor in Australia, Accor being the world number 3 hotels owner and operator. Set-up and launch of the first two Formule 1 hotel development in Isesaki and Numazu, Tokyo in Japan. They were Accor’s second and third hotels in Japan. Manage, develop and implement all corporate and business unit on-going strategies: financial, location, selection, development, sales and marketing,motel management, customer service. In charge of the day to day operation of the Formule 1 Hotel Chain (13 Properties): Define with the operational team ,the sales and marketing strategy as well as the close monitoring of the day to day performance of the properties. Develop and Manage all the new Ibis Hotels properties known as Ibis 2003 including the 200 rooms Ibis Hotel at Mascot Airport.
REST INN
AUSTRALIA
Established a $20 M joint-venture with Major Australian and international institutions to develop a branded chain of budget motels, based on a concept that has proved successful in the USA and in Europe. Developed and implemented all corporate and business unit strategies: financial, location, selection, development, sales and marketing, motel management, customer service. In charge of the day to day operation of the business; the first motel opened in September 1998 and four others were at various stages of development and construction when got taken over by Accor in June 2000. Recruited and animated the development team for the creation of a new revolutionized Automated Check-In System.
FRENCH TOURIST COMMISSION
Development and implementation of educational seminars on France to the local Travel Industry. Organised major public relation functions for the travel press. Organised the 1994 French Travel Trade Show in Australia and New Zealand. Involved in the design and implementation of advertising campaigns in the press. Represented France in all major travel trade events in Australia and NZ.
CEO
June 2018 - Present
London, UK
Vice President Special Acquisitions
June 2019 - Present
Vice President | Hotel Acquisition & Development Advisory
August 2019 - June 2020
London, UK
COO
March 2017 - August 2019
Paris, France
Group Development Director
April 2013 - August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Regional Manager
October 2009 to Apri9l 2013
Hobart, Tasmania
Co-founder and Director
2003 - 2008
Sydney, Australia
General Manager | Development Economy Hotels
July 2000 - May 2002
Sydney, Australia
Co Founder | Executive Director
1997 - 2000
Sydney, Australia
Marketing Manager
October 1993 - October 1996
Sydney, Australia

Fact about me

Top Skill

Business Development
Marketing Strategy
Management Turnaround
Mentoring & Coaching
Negotiation

Languages

French (Native)
English (Bilingual)
Spanish (Elementary)

Education

University Paris IX Dauphine Bachelor’s degree, Economics (1989 - 1991)
University Paris IX Dauphine Master, Business and Finance (1991 - 1993)
Negotiation

Membership

Rodolphe is a proud member of the Institute Hospitality

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