Kevin B. Murphy ISHC, FIH, MAICD.
Vision Advisor, Hospitality
Kevin Murphy Heads up VISION – Hospitality Division. Kevin is also the President & CEO of Asiawide Hospitality Solutions (AHS). Continuing to head a team of highly experienced hospitality professional advisors that provide informed guidance to existing and new hotel owners and hospitality investors for their hotel real estate interests worldwide. AHS assists both international and Asian based owners with effective and strategic hospitality investment planning, acquisition and asset management and the securing of improved profitability within their existing hospitality portfolios in Asia and elsewhere.
Kevin served as the Senior Vice President – Development & Acquisitions in the original creation of the portfolio and brands of Langham Hotels International, the luxury subsidiary of Hong Kong’s publicly listed Great Eagle Holdings where he led their hotel portfolio investment, brand building and operating expansion for 11 years from September 1995 to early 2006 following a widely experienced earlier 28 year career in other major international hotel companies across 5 continents.
Kevin brought his unique international perspective and worldwide hotel experience to the growth of that latter company’s billion-dollar hotel investment portfolio. He was an integral part of the team that launched its own Langham Hotels luxury operating brand in 2003 accompanied by the successful return of management of their wholly owned portfolio to the new operating company in the period 2003-2006.
His wide industry knowledge and group experience makes his perspective on future hotel investment needs particularly relevant to both hotel investors and portfolio owners. He has a well-earned reputation for taking complex and difficult projects to completion and turning problem hotels from receivership into successes. His current team guides owners in their interpretation of today’s hospitality trends with an emphasis within Asia and in assisting Asian investors ambitions internationally.
Prior to Great Eagle and Langham Hotels, Kevin’s international career included other senior corporate roles in Operations & Development as well as Marketing & Sales, with Hilton International and Le Meridien Hotels (when part of Air France) in the Asia Pacific, U.S.A., East Africa, and UAE regions, and with Southern Sun Hotels and South African Breweries Groups in Southern Africa. His own experience extends to direct responsibilities and involvement in over 263 hotel & projects to date.
Active in industry and community affairs throughout his career, he is also one of only several Asian based members of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, currently serves as the Ambassador in Asia for members of the Institute of Hospitality, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a past board member of Green Globe Asia Pacific.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman and on the Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), an organization that combines Government, Carriers and Industry within the Tourism field across the Asia Pacific region, and was past Chairman of their Hospitality Committee.
A member of PATA since 1984, Kevin was awarded the PATA Order of Merit in 2003, the Chairman’s Award in 2006 and their Honorary Life Membership in 2008 for his continued contributions to the association’s members and in the growth of responsible and sustainable tourism in the Asia Pacific region.
Kevin brings a wealth of experience and industry relationships across APAC and the world and is uniquely positioned to drive market entry and revenue solutions to our clients across the Hospitality Market.