Speaker Profile

Costas Verginis

Vice President Lodging & Mixed-Use Development MEA
Marriott International

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Costas leads the growth of branded residences for all Marriott brands across Middle East and Africa. 

Costas is a hospitality professional with 20+ years experience in the hospitality industry and has served the hospitality industry in various capacities, namely hotel operations, hospitality education, hospitality consultancy and hotel lodging development. Costas held various roles in Switzerland, Cyprus, UK, Greece and the UAE.

Before joining Marriott International,  Costas led Deloitte’s hospitality and real estate Middle East consulting team, and in this capacity he has advised many major developers and hotel owners across the Middle East in areas of corporate strategy, strategic growth, competitive strategy, business planning, hotel asset management, hotel operator selection and market trend analysis.

Costas holds a Ph.D. in real estate real estate finance. He started his education in a Swiss hotel school, followed by a Master’s Degree and Doctoral degree at the Strathclyde Business School in the UK.