Global Restaurant Investment Forum

25-27 February 2019 – NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

GRIF

25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Speaker Profile

Lynne Bellinger

Director of Food & Beverage Development, Marriott International

Joining the Marriott family in 2017, Lynne oversees the sourcing and management of third-party restaurant brand and operator relationships to support Marriott’s overall Food & Beverage strategy and add value and brand recognition to our hotels across the Middle East & Africa region.

From the UK, Lynne has worked in the hospitality industry for 34 years and has been in the region for 27 years, most recently she had her own business, sourcing internationally renowned restaurant brands, celebrity chefs and unique bar and entertainment concepts for hotels and developers here in the UAE. Lynne was the founder of recruitment specialists, The Hospitality Company as well as Purple Cubed UAE, a franchise of the UK’s leading solutions provider for talent management to hospitality and other service industries.

Prior to her entrepreneurial days, Lynne’s career was within the five-star hotel industry. With hands-on experience forged through an initial operations career path, she rapidly built her expertise in human resources. Working for companies such as Forte Hotels, Starwood Hotels and as part of the opening team at the One&Only Royal Mirage where she led the human resources and training department in the successful launch of this prestigious property.