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 Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Suggested Articles

Insurance companies believe that COVID-19-related losses should not be included in business interruption coverage, but the issue is far from settled.

The MMGY Global Travel Safety Barometer measures Americans’ perceptions of safety on a scale from 0 (extremely unsafe) to 100 (extremely safe).

The cards contain patented New Antimicrobial Layer technology to inhibit the growth and transmission of germs, viruses and pathogens.