Formerly a lawyer, Alex’s career in the hospitality industry has spanned 15 years, affording him the opportunity to cross the breadth of six continents in pursuit of portfolio expansion. To date, his impressive record encompasses a number of iconic properties, including the Hôtel Royal Evian, The Setai Miami and The Nam Hai, Hoi An – some of which are operated by Aman’s sister company, GHM Hotels, and privileged in exhibiting Jaya’s stunning interior designs.
The first encounter between this former GHM longtime associate and Jaya Ibrahim took place during the 2004 opening of The Setai, Miami Beach’s landmark hotel. The exercise not only highlighted a natural affinity between the duo and a like-mindedness born of lateral thinking, but also uncovered the first true hotel design lesson. Many more followed over the next 11 years, culminating with Alex’s appointment as Jaya Hotels & Residences’ very first executive.
Further to his experience in technical services and operations, Alex’s time spent as General Manager of an eminent APAC-based property fund gifted him a strong real estate element and the comprehensive understanding of luxury properties needed to deliver what are hailed as some of the most acclaimed hotels and resorts in the world today.