The John Hardy Group opens Paris office

Hospitality industry veterans John Hardy, president and CEO of The John Hardy Group, and Claude Amar, president and CEO of Luxembourg-based Square Group S.A., have formed a joint venture under The John Hardy Group International (JHGI) name.

The new company will provide hospitality project management services including development management, construction management, due diligence and property acquisition analysis, and an array of other property development services effective immediately, from offices in Paris, France.

Hardy noted, 'Claude and I have shared a commitment to project quality and financial stewardship that began when we apprenticed as architects together. This partnership formalizes our relationship and establishes a permanent JHG presence in Europe, enabling us to better support our customers with their global project management needs.'

'We have a one-of-a-kind market offering that combines the proprietary project and financial management software tools developed by The John Hardy Group, with the international savvy of a European-based operation,' added Amar.

Amar becomes International Managing Director for The John Hardy Group, responsible for JHG´s international operations and development. Amar has more than 20 years of professional experience in hospitality development with a focus on four- and five-star hotel properties in Europe, Asia and North America. Notable among them is the award-winning L´Ermitage known for its high style and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, The John Hardy Group has earned its reputation as the premier hospitality project management company in the world by evaluating, managing or completing more than $3.7 billion of capital investment activities since 1992. Its hallmark is a rigorous project discipline supported by proprietary processes and products. Industries served include: hotels, resorts, golf clubs, conference centers, timeshare, condominiums, institutions, health care and technology.

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(source: The John Hardy Group )

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