Founder & Managing Director
Develop Hotels Inc.
Andrew McLachlan is the Founder & Managing Director of Develop Hotels Inc. Develop Hotels Inc is a multi-discipline company specializing in the hotel, resort and lodge industry providing independent expertise and services exclusively to owners and investors for total Development Management Supervision, Project Viability, Buyer Advisory, Project Finance Advisory, Asset Management, Owner’s Representative and Brokerage. With more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, Develop Hotels Inc brings extensive skill and experience to all aspects of hotel development, along with an instinctive knowledge of Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Prior to establishing Develop Hotels Inc, Andrew’s career spans more than 30+ years in African hospitality with Hilton, Radisson Hotel Group, AfriNord Hotel Investments and Protea Hotels. Andrew has 10 years' experience in hotel operations in a variety of managerial positions including the opening of a number of new hotels as the hotel general manager, 2 years in corporate hotel branding, advertising and communication followed by 20+ years in development, establishing Radisson’s presence in Africa as Senior Vice President Development at Radisson Hotel Group and then Managing Director Development at Hilton. Andrew also held the position of Managing Director of AfriNord Hotel Investments for 9 years, a Scandinavian Investment Fund of 50 million US Dollars providing debt and mezzanine financing solutions to hotel owners in Africa. Andrew is a respected developer and deal-maker, passionate about developing great hotels, resorts and lodges with 100+ deals under his belt (5+ billion US Dollar value) across 35 different countries in Africa. Andrew is South African, lives in Cape Town and mad about mountain biking.