In his new role, Mr. Boldy will be responsible for overseeing all operations and strategic growth initiatives across RLA Global's offices worldwide.

Mr. Boldy brings a comprehensive industry knowledge and client-centric mindset to his new position with his 30+ years of experience in hospitality, including hotel design, developments, and asset strategies, as well as expertise in luxury retail.  

Mr. Boldy has been based in Dubai for the past 20 years and has led RLA Global's operations across the Middle East and Africa for the past 3 years. As Senior Partner, Paul demonstrated "rare attention to detail in how clients are represented and expectations exceeded," said Roger Allen, CEO. "His technical and design expertise, and project management acumen have been highly appreciated by our clients. He has expanded RLA Global’s services and strengthened our position as a top leisure advisory firm." 

A recognized thought leader, Mr. Boldy has shaped hotel projects from development through opening. He formerly served as Regional Manager, Architecture, Design and Construction for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Director of Projects for Jumeirah Hotels. Mr. Boldy brings a wealth of knowledge and the ability to optimize developments based on a ‘metric driven design approach’ to deliver efficient operations and increased return on investment. 

"Paul understands the development-, financial- and operational challenges faced by our clients, and the holistic solutions needed to achieve objectives," said Marco Nijhof, Chairman. "His boutique approach has been key for RLA Global. We're confident his leadership will only enhance our client-first philosophy." 

“I am honoured and excited for this opportunity,” said Mr. Boldy. “RLA Global has remarkable talents dedicated to service excellence and I'm excited to take our story forward." 

Mr. Boldy is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), and holds certificates from Cornell University, with a focus on hospitality real estate and design. 

News relating to this topic

R&R 2024 in Athen - Save the Date!

Jul / 2024

Our Group CEO, Roger Allen, is moderating an intriguing panel for leisure hospitality leaders about aligning stakeholder interests in the brand-operator-owner discussions.

R&R 2024 in Athen - Save the Date!

Jul / 2024

Our Group CEO, Roger Allen, is moderating an intriguing panel for leisure hospitality leaders about aligning stakeholder interests in the brand-operator-owner discussions. Read more

news-article

Insights from Industry Leaders - Rachael Rothman

Jul / 2024

Rachael Rothman, Global Head of Hotels Research & Data Analysis at CBRE, shares her valuable insights on hospitality market trends, asset performance, and investment strategies drawn from the 2024 Wellness Real Estate Report.

Insights from Industry Leaders - Rachael Rothman

Jul / 2024

Rachael Rothman, Global Head of Hotels Research & Data Analysis at CBRE, shares her valuable insights on hospitality market trends, asset performance, and investment strategies drawn from the 2024 Wellness Real Estate Report. Read more

news-article

Insights relating to this topic

Southern Europe - a Fast-Growing Frontier in Hospitality

May / 2024

Destinations in the Mediterranean and Southern Europe had a brilliant year in 2023, and may see another strong summer season in 2024. We dig a little deeper in their recent performances and examine what makes them attractive both to travelers and investors.

Southern Europe - a Fast-Growing Frontier in Hospitality

May / 2024

Destinations in the Mediterranean and Southern Europe had a brilliant year in 2023, and may see another strong summer season in 2024. We dig a little deeper in their recent performances and examine what makes them attractive both to travelers and investors. Read more

news-article

Outlook for 2024: the rise and rise of experiential travel

Feb / 2024

Seeking unique travel experiences will remain a robust trend in a growing global tourism market in 2024, which has key implications for hotel operators.

Outlook for 2024: the rise and rise of experiential travel

Feb / 2024

Seeking unique travel experiences will remain a robust trend in a growing global tourism market in 2024, which has key implications for hotel operators. Read more

news-article
Meet Paul Boldy

Learn more about the author

Schedule a meeting

Tell us your preferred time to call or any details

Thank you! Your message has been delivered.

Paul Boldy

Managing Partner

Interested in related topics?

Sign up for our eNewsletter

Thank you for subscribing!

search