HVS International Opens An Office In Athens

For Immediate Release

HVS International, the leading global consulting and services organization for the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Athens, Greece and the appointment of Mr. Demetris Spanos as Managing Director.

Spanos was formerly the head of the hospitality team for the overall region of the South East Europe for Ernst & Young (EYE) Finance (the corporate finance division of EY). He had been with Arthur Andersen and then with Ernst & Young (since they merged) for the past six years. Previously he spent three years working for KPMG and before that, he was an executive board member of one of the major Cypriot hotel chains. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics (with Distinction), a Master of Science in Theoretical Physics and an MBA from the Manchester Business School (with Distinction). Spanos has significant experience in hospitality thanks to his involvement in a large number of major projects into the region (the Balkans, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey).

Steve Rushmore, president and founder of HVS International, says, "We are pleased that Demetris has joined our firm, particularly at a time when we are becoming increasingly more active in this region of Europe – especially in Greece where we can provide expert hotel advice to banks, hotel companies and investors."

Spanos adds, "HVS International has always been one of my most respected competitors! I am delighted to become a part of the team, and I strongly believe that this region of the world truly requires the services and experience of a firm such as HVS International. I look forward to the challenge of expanding HVS' presence in the region."

HVS International is a global consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. Established in 1980, HVS performs more than 1,500 assignments per year for virtually every major industry participant. HVS International is client driven, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to providing the best advice and services in a timely and cost efficient manner.

For more information, contact:

Demetris Spanos
HVS Athens
Email: DSpanos@HVSInternational.com
Phone: +30 6974477713