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Tom Oakden

Meliá Hotels International

Tom Oakden

Senior development advisor UK

Tom is a chartered surveyor with over 20 yrs hotel and hospitality experience. Starting his career with JLL in London in hotel investment sales, he then moved to Singapore where he was responsible for hotel investment sales throughout Southeast Asia. On returning to London in 2015, Tom joined Knight Frank as a partner in their hotel and capital markets team and in 2019 Tom set up Hilltop Hospitality Advisors. Through Hilltop, Tom was retained to advise a Thai based family office on UK and European hotel acquisitions. Subsequently, Tom has worked with Alvarez & Marsal as a senior advisor and with Cheval Collection as a development consultant. He has also become well known in the hotel world through his quarterly publication of the Hilltop Hotel Deal Tracker. From Q4 2023, Tom has been advising Meliá Hotels International on their UK growth plans.

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