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Asli Kutlucan

Cycas Hospitality
Senior Partner – Development & Acquisitions
Asli is a hotel development specialist with over 20 years international hospitality expertise gained across the USA, Europe and Africa.

Since joining Cycas Hospitality in 2011, she has been responsible for the acquisition, negotiation and execution of deals across the UK and continental Europe. She also oversees the hotel openings and technical services team. Thanks to her specialism in full service, extended-stay and dual-branded hotels, Cycas’s portfolio has doubled over the last year to 24 hotels and 11 hotel brands across 5 countries.

Before Cycas, Asli was a hospitality and entrepreneurship lecturer in Rwanda, where she also developed and opened the country’s first boutique hotel. While a member of the Rwanda Development Board, she helped the governmental think tank maximise tourism.

As general manager for Frasers Hospitality, she was responsible for six of their London properties. Prior to that she developed and ran two country house hotels in Warwickshire and was part of the US management team at Vanderbilt Hall; a luxury boutique hotel in Rhode Island.

Asli blends hands-on hospitality experience with a Harvard University Real Estate Management education, a Finance MBA from Liverpool University and finance certificate from Cornell University. She also speaks English, French and Turkish fluently.