Speakers at Athens Investment Summit

Tim Ananiadis


General Manager and Managing Director of the Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George

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Mr. Tim Ananiadis was born and raised in Greece and at the age of 17 went to Canada to study Business Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto, subsequently moving to the USA where he started his career in the hospitality industry. 

He has 30 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, with Hyatt Hotels where he started his career at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and subsequently held the position of Director of Food and Beverage in several hotels (including Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Hilton Head, Nashville, Buffalo, and Columbus). In 1988 he moved to Chicago as the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Hyatt Hotels with main responsibilities being menu engineering, product development, recruitment, development and implementation of service standards and training, concept development and hotel pre-opening support.

As General Manager he held positions in the USA at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh, Hyatt Regency Coral Gables and Hyatt Regency Miami.  In 1999 he joined Hyatt International as the General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki in Greece and later moved to India as the General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Mumbai.

In 2003 he joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts returning to Greece as the General Manager and Managing Director of the Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George, simultaneously holding the position of Area Manager for Greece, Cyprus & the Balkans.

Tim lives in Athens with his wife Jennifer and their youngest son, Louka, while their firstborn attends college in St. Augustine, Florida and his older son Tim resides in Dallas, Texas.  He is a member of the board of The American Community School (ACS) of Athens and several non profit and hospitality industry boards as well as internal Starwood functional boards. 

His business philosophy of an ideal hotel is to provide a comfortable, friendly and efficient environment for guests and associates while maximizing revenues through constant innovation and profits through proactive management.