Camil Yazbeck is Partner and Investment Director – Hospitality & Leisure for Patron Capital, a Pan-European private equity real estate investor, representing €3.4 billion of capital across several funds and related co-investments. Patron’s Past & Current Hospitality Platforms consist of 60+ multi-branded hotels spread across 13 countries, including Generator Hostels, Luxury Family Hotels, Jupiter Hotels, The Spencer Hotel Dublin, Staybridge Suites, Hotel Arts Barcelona, the Bratislava Carlton Hotel and 3 Linder Hotels in Switzerland. Patron's strategy is to back local partners and management teams in growing their respective business.
Camil leads all aspects of origination, acquisition, underwriting, execution and asset management of new and existing Hospitality investment opportunities. Prior to joining Patron, Camil spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry, focusing on all aspects of hotel operations in a variety of roles throughout the world. He held several senior positions with international hotel companies, including Regional and Operations Director, Group and Area General Manager. He acquired extensive experience moving up the ranks in hotel operations, in hotel pre-openings as well as the extended stay hotel market, within independent and branded hotels including Le Meridien, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Mercure, Best Western, The Ascott Group, Citadines and Staybridge Suites. Camil earned his MBA from IMHI - Cornell University and ESSEC School of Management.