Hard Rock Hotels
Head of Hotel Business Development EMEA
Petr Suchanek, based in Prague, has served as Hard Rock’s Head of Hotel Development in the EMEA region since 2015. Petr focuses on the brand's growth and identifies new hotel business opportunities in Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. Petr works primarily with private investors, investment funds, developers, entrepreneurs, and white label operators to identify suitable hotel opportunities for the Hard Rock Hotel and Reverb brands. His main focus is on conversions and new buildings in gateway cities and seafront locations. Petr plays an essential role in the qualification, deal structuring, and execution of new hotel opportunities.
Prior to joining Hard Rock, Petr was the Vice President of International Development at Realogy Holding Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. He led international franchise development in Europe, Middle East and Africa, later also in Asia and Latin America. He succeeded in expanding the brands of Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, and Century 21 in countries such as Germany, Great Britain, Spain, India, Thailand, and Brazil.
Petr, a native Czech and fluent in English, holds a Master of Science in Economics and Management from the Technical University in Ostrava, the Czech Republic. He is a former professional ice hockey player and played for nine years in both Europe and North America.