Belmond names Kenneth Hatton as new SVP of global development

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Belmond has appointed Kenneth Hatton as SVP of global development, effective January 23.
Hatton has more than 18 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions and global hotel-related transactions. He joins Belmond from Hyatt International where he held the position of SVP, corporate transactions group, covering Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific since 2011. 

Kenneth Hatton

Prior to that, as a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (which subsequently combined to become Dentons), Hatton led the European operations of the firm’s hospitality practice, representing a wide range of both owners and operators in the global hotel industry. 

Earlier in his career, Hatton was an associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Brussels where he focused on private M&A across Europe, as well as an associate in New York at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, where he was involved with public M&A transactions. In his career to date, he has worked on transactions involving approximately 300 hotels.
“There is a great sense that Belmond is at a dynamic point of transformation,“ Hatton said in a statement. “It is hard to think of any luxury hotel company better positioned to satisfy the global and growing demand for experiences over product“ The company, Hatton added, has set out a “bold plan“ to double its footprint in the coming years.

Virtual Event


Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.


Suggested Articles

After launching in North Carolina, the brand will expand into Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas.

Nomadix PBX aims to help hotels upgrade outdated equipment, meet new safety requirements and save money each month. 

Notable properties are slated to open over the next few months in California, Florida and Texas.