María is a Senior Manager at HVS Dubai working in strategic consulting for hospitality assets across the Middle East.
As part of HVS, María has been involved in numerable financial studies including complex feasibility projects, re-development plans, appraisals and strategic advisory for hotels and resorts of all asset types. María has also engaged in operator search and selection assignments and specializes in wellness, luxury and hospitality-driven mixed-use developments throughout the GCC.
Prior to joining HVS, María worked in luxury hotel management in UAE and Qatar. She also has experience in business consulting in Colombia.
María holds a Master’s Degree on International Business in Hotel and Resort Management from Swiss Hotel Management School, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.
HVS is the nation's leading consulting firm that is laser-focused on the hospitality sector. The firm provides expertise through every phase of ownership across a wide range of hospitality assets. We help clients succeed in the complex consulting arena, from feasibility studies to exit strategies and everything in between.
Following the aftermath of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is looking to maintain the level of attention its travel and tourism industry received. With future events planned and a long-term vision, the country is actively working to diversify and strengthen its brand to keep up with its neighboring competitors.
Jordan has become a popular travel destination in the Middle East. It was ranked the sixth Arab country in the 2022 Travel and Tourism Development Index and listed within the top 10 tourist destinations in 2023 by the US Tour Operator Association. Maria Quintero, HVS’ associate – consulting and valuation, provides insights into Jordan’s success and the factors that make it an appealing choice for travelers worldwide.
As UAE recovers from COVID impact and retains its position as a global tourism destination, a performance analysis of the three main emirates for the years 2019 – 2022 is presented by HVS team along with key development trends and opportunities.