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Speaker

Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas
Founding Partner & CEO
HIP (Blackstone Group)


Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas is Founding Partner and CEO at Hotel Investment Partners (HIP). HIP was founded in 2015 and was acquired by Blackstone real estate funds in 2017. Through follow-on acquisitions, the portfolio has grown to 64 hotels comprising 19,248 keys with footprint in Spain, Greece and Portugal. HIP has a dedicated team of c.100 professionals who specialize in sourcing, executing, renovating and repositioning under-capitalized hotels.

Previously, Alejandro worked at Reig Capital from 2007 to 2015, where he was CEO for four years, with €2.6 billion in AuM, and was also a member of the investment committee at Miura Private Equity. Alejandro had earlier been a board member at Société Foncière Lyonnaise (SFL) and Loris Azzaro. From 2003 to 2007 he was Managing Director at MedGroup (Soros & Perry Capital Spanish Real Estate Investment Platform), with €400 million in hotel management. He began his career in the hotel industry as Deputy General Manager at the Iberostar Group.

Alejandro Hernández-Puértolas holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the International University of Catalonia (UIC), a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University, and completed the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at Stanford GSB.