Laurent Delporte uncovers the latest trends and advises on hotel projects while delivering the best of what he knows. His insatiable curiosity, transversal perspective, and sharp eye on luxury hotels, not to mention his network of experts, investors, hotel management, and fresh talents, are among some of his greatest assets.
During his tenure at Sofitel, he was in charge of international marketing and oversaw the luxury repositioning of the Sofitel brand. He has visited over 400 4-star and 5-star hotels and Palaces around the world to date. A graduate of HEC Paris, he regularly lectures on the fundamentals of the luxury hotel industry at several top schools (HEC Paris, Dauphine, and Sup de Luxe), and he organizes conferences in this sector (EquipHotel, Maison&Objets, Sleep Hotel Design).
Since 2011, he has directed the site “Decoding the Luxury Hotel Industry,” where he synthesizes his experiences in the hotel universe. He decodes the backstage activities of this sector: from restaurant service to accommodations, from architecture all the way to the quality of the services, his interviews, advice, and articles offer the logistical support to which professionals can look to in their search for information.
Today, Laurent Delporte leads a community of over 75 000 followers across social media.
Laurent is also Scientific Director at SKEMA Business School in the MSC, International Hospitality Management program. He regularly lectures at HEC, Sup de luxe…