Roger A. Allen

Roger is the founder of Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA) and brings a no-nonsense approach to the leisure industry, that is based on a proven track record of representing owners and operators best interests. Roger has worked with many of the leading hotel operating brands and most influential hotel owners and developers around the world.  Furthermore, successful ongoing engagements with government entities and high net worth individuals keep him fully engaged with the day to day project development responsibilities.

Roger was a contributing author to the book Hotel & Resorts Valuation – An Investors’ Guide and is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).  Roger is also a popular public speaker at hospitality events around the world.     


Entrepreneurial mindset with a corporate approach 

He previously held senior management positions with such multinational companies as Horwath HTL, Steiner Leisure, Expressions International and the Genting Group in Europe, Asia and the United States. He also successfully created and exited Holistic Life Ltd., an operator of health clubs and wellbeing facilities that worked closely with angel and VC investment in emerging markets and led Thermarium Leisure Management, Austria, as managing director, offering services that extended from financial and project planning through to detailed planning of resort facilities. He is a former partner at Horwath HTL Hungary Consulting, the leading international hospitality consultancy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS countries with a focus on planning, development, asset management and operational advisory services.

 Roger A. Allen

Management Team

Dr. Richard von Kalmar

Director of Hospitality Investments & Board Member

Janice Gronvold

Senior Partner

Laura Dutrieux

RLA Global Hospitality Advisory EMEA, Managing Director

Paul Boldy

RLA Global Middle East, Managing Director

Rita Levy

Senior Associate Partner of HR & Executive Search

Paul Sawford

Associate Director of Master Planning & Tourism Development

Laura Powell

VP of Wellness Real Estate