Robert Van Laer
Senior Vice President
Robert Van Laer currently serves as Senior Vice President for LW Hospitality Advisors®, based in New York City. In addition to being a native New Yorker, Mr. Van Laer holds significant hospitality operational experience accumulated in Belgium, Greece, and Switzerland with both independent and chain-affiliated hotels. His in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry has served him well in performing market and feasibility analyses for not only the hotel and restaurant industry, but also the distilled beverage industry.
His most recent professional experience includes working in revenue management and hotel development for Empresas Bern in Panama City, Panama. Prior to this, Mr. Van Laer worked in the Marketing & Corporate Communications department of Natixis U.S. Corporate Investment Banking, where he supported brand development and compliancy of the company’s standards. He has collaborated with the UNWTO and South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to develop a sustainable tourism strategy for the Silk RoadInitiative.
Mr. Van Laer holds a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management from EcoleHôtelière de Lausanne with a specialization in Finance (Corporate; Market; Real Estate). He serves on the New York chapter of AEHL.
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