As somewhat of an industry veteran, Chris Lee has spent 32 years of his career in the world of property, design, construction and management, with the vast majority of that focusing on his passion – hotels.
With an impressive track record of international operators to his name, he has held senior positions with InterContinental Hotels Group, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hyatt International and is now with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts where he leads the Architecture, Design & Construction team across the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia.
During his career he has travelled far and wide and loves the fact he gets paid to do this, but firmly believes these travels add to his hospitality experience by learning from how things are done well, done differently and in a number cases, done incorrectly.
Never one to accept the status quo, he has lived overseas from his native England, United Kingdom for over 17 years, residing in Prague, Czech Republic and latterly Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Lee has an appetite to live life differently and is motivated by his own motto that has driven him over the years “I am a firm believer that nothing ever comes to you in life, you have to go and get it” and this ethos has certainly allowed him to experience many opportunities over the three decades of his career.
In the little spare time Chris has, he dedicates this to his wife and two children, with the odd game of golf and time in the kitchen to prepare some of his favourite Italian food and washed down with the odd bottle of wine.