Loews Hotels has announced the appointment of Alinio Azevedo as Vice President, Acquisitions and Development. A seasoned veteran with 20 years of industry experience, Azevedo oversees expansion of Loews Hotels & Resorts, Loews Regency, and the OE Collection brands via acquisition of existing assets and development of new projects in the U.S. and select international markets.
Azevedo joined Loews Hotels from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where as Vice President of Development, he was responsible for leading brand expansion in Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. Along the way, he opened and staffed the company's Miami development office, creating a pipeline for 12 projects and bringing the brand into key emerging markets in the region.
Previously, Azevedo served as Global Transaction Real Estate Manager with Ernst & Young; as Development Manager of Driftwood Hospitality Management; and as Hotel Director of Novotel Ladeira do Sol Natal, a hotel owned by his family in Natal, Brazil.
"Alinio brings impressive experience and a proven track record in all aspects of hotel development to his new role," said Kirk Kinsell, President & CEO of Loews Hotels. "As we continue to seek out new opportunities, Alinio will be a key player in leading further development throughout our brands."
Azevedo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte in Natal, Brazil, as well as an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also attended the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris. Azevedo resides in Miami with his wife Mariana and two daughters.
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