Speaker Profile

James Kaplan

Senior Vice President - Development
Minor Hotels


James directs the global business development for the Minor Hotels which is a subsidiary of Minor International, a hotel portfolio of over 155 properties in 24 countries. Minor owns the Four Seasons hotels in Thailand as well as a number of other luxury properties managed by Marriott and St. Regis, however the company’s strategic focus is to expand the Minor owned brands Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, and Tivoli.

James is a graduate of both the University of California Berkeley with a BA in Political Science/Asian Political Systems and Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco with a Juris Doctor degree emphasizing real estate law. His extensive global development and transactional experience over the past 30 years has provided a solid foundation to execute Minor’s strategic development and growth plans.