Group MD & Director of Business Development
Trianum Hospitality Limited
A 28-year career in hospitality spanning hotel operations, hospitality consulting and hotel development or investment advisory. Samantha is currently the co-founder, Group MD and Business Development Leader at Trianum Hospitality, East Africa’s leading 3rd party hotel management company for hotels and extended stay serviced apartments. The Trianum portfolio comprises of 7 properties, 5 independent serviced apartment complexes with 179 units, 1 hotel with 109 rooms and 1 apart hotel that has an international franchise. Our full year performance for 2022 saw recovery at 2019 levels yet with revenues 11% higher than pre-covid levels. Samantha previously directed Hilton’s expansion in Eastern and Southern Africa and also worked with HVS working on more than 40 hospitality projects in East Africa. She has been a General Manager with the Tamarind Group and has worked with hotel asset management firm CHM in Beverly, MA. Her career spans three continents in USA, Europe and Africa. She holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Management (MMH) specialised in Hotel Real Estate Finance from Cornell University, USA, a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality Management from Hotel School Les Roches, Switzerland and a Diploma in Hotel Management and Administration from Kenya Utalii College.