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Thomas Emanuel

Thomas Emanuel is a Director at STR. Based in London, he leads a team focused on driving business with Industry Partners.

He has spent his entire career in the hotel industry, beginning in 2000 with Miki Travel, before joining Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, working at both a corporate and property level in corporate sales. Thomas then led the corporate sales function for Hazlitt’s Hotels, a group of independent boutique hotels in London.

In 2006, Thomas joined the Deloitte HotelBenchmark team, where he was responsible for creating and leading the department’s business development function. He held this role until the formation of STR in March 2008, and has since focused on overseeing STR’s rapid expansion outside North America. Throughout his time with STR, Thomas has working extensively with hotels, investors, developers, consultants, banks, governments, destination management companies and many others.

Thomas has been a guest lecturer at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, and participated in the OECD's high level meetings on tourism policies.

Thomas has worked in over 45 countries across 6 continents and regularly speaks at major hospitality conferences. He is frequently interviewed for his insights on the industry by outlets including CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and various tourism and hospitality publications.