Alex Philips

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Property Director
GLH Hotels

Alex Phillips is a real estate development professional with 21 years of UK and international experience. He is currently Property Director at GLH Hotels, the largest owner-operator hotel management company in London with over 5,000 bedrooms across 17 hotels. He is responsible for leading the property function and forming the long-term strategy for the £1.2bn portfolio.

Previously he was Director of Masterplanning at Grosvenor where he was responsible for identifying long-term development opportunities on Grosvenor’s 300-acre London estate in Mayfair and Belgravia.He brings to the team his expertise and experience in the development, design and delivery of complex, multi-stakeholder, mixed-use projects including the redevelopment of the Millennium Dome into The O2 and the delivery of public-private-partnership projects in London including the award-winning Clapham Library for Cathedral Group (now U+I Plc).In addition to his role at GLH, Alex sits on the board of governors of Ravensbourne University London,where he is also a member of the Finance Committee and Nominations Committee.Alex is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and he holds degrees from the University of Bath, Oxford Brookes University and Virginia Tech in the USA.He began his career working as an architect with RTKL in the UK and USA and also Allies and Morrison.