Frank Croston is one of the two founding Partners of Hamilton Hotel Partners, directly responsible for all asset management and direct management activities.
Chris’s primary strengths are in the acquisition and development of hotels and hotel companies and in the planning and management of corporate hotel development efforts. As a seasoned adviser to the sector, Chris is able to draw on many years of accumulated knowledge of best practice in the industry.
Chris’s career in the hotel industry began in 1979 with what was to be a seven-year spell with Pannell Kerr Forster. During that time Chris undertook market demand and financial feasibility studies and valuations in locations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States and China.
From 1985 to 1989 Chris was Director of Development for Europe for the Marriott Corporation where he oversaw much of Marriott’s early growth in Europe.
In 1989 Chris assumed responsibility for the growth of Holiday Inn Worldwide in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Inc. where he held the post of Vice President for Development for that territory.
In 1995 Arthur Andersen appointed Chris Corporate Finance Director with specific responsibility for the Hospitality and Leisure Sector.
In 1998 Chris re-entered corporate life and joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. as Vice President of Acquisitions Development for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. During this time Chris closed a large number of hotel transactions – many of them located in the Iberian Peninsula.
In 2002 Chris, who is fluent in Spanish, moved to Spain where he is focusing his efforts on asset management and acquisitions and development activity in the hotel sector in that country. He currently divides his time between Spain and the UK.
Tobi is a partner at Hamilton with twelve years’ experience in the European hotel investment sector, with a background that combines both advisory and principal side investment.
Dedicated exclusively to a portfolio of 42 midmarket hotels, Guido is responsible for FP&A, reporting and capital investment evaluation.
Christine, a senior hotel group executive joined Hamilton Hotel Partners in January 2014. She has extensive unit and group management experience in Europe, Middle East and North America’s 4 and 5 star hotel market
Susan joined the Hamilton team in November 2008 and is currently involved in the reporting and financial monitoring of a 42-property asset management assignment in the UK
Jorrit de Jong
Jorrit’s work experience lies mainly in hotel operations, having worked in various luxury hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands, the U.S.A, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Sue is a qualified CIMA accountant with many years’ industry experience in both operational and service-orientated roles, most latterly closely associated with the hospitality industry.
Jane has had a wealth of experience in terms of asset management as well as investment management, working for companies such as Morgan Stanley, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation in their Hospitality Team.
Maria joined Hamilton team in January 2014 as Analyst and is currently part of the team asset managing 42 branded properties in the UK. Her main responsibilities pivot around financial analysis and operational reviews.
Julie joined the Hamilton team in February 2015. Recently she was promoted to the role of Senior Associate and now works on a range of client assignments, as well contining to support the partners on various projects
Bettina joined Hamilton Hotel Partners in June 2014 as a Senior Associate and is presently working across all of Hamilton’s service lines.
With a wealth of experience in four and five star markets, city centre, airport and convention hotels, Alison then spent eight years as a Commercial Director with Hilton. She joined Hamilton Hotel Partners in September 2018 and specialises in revenue, sales and marketing.
Tracy’s main areas of strength are in revenue management and sales and marketing, where he has demonstrated a successful track record both at a hotel and corporate level.
Margerie joined Hamilton in January 2018 as a Senior Associate and is currently involved in the asset management of a 41 property portfolio alongside standalone projects.
Joining Hamilton Hotel Partners in 2018, Chloe assists and provides support across all business areas.
Christina joined Hamilton Hotel Partners in September 2018 as an Analyst, supporting the team across all business areas.
Kate joined the Hamilton team in November 2013 as a Team Executive Assistant, supporting the team on administrative and analytical tasks.
Marlene joined Hamilton Hotel Partners in July 2018 as an Analyst, supporting the team across all business areas.