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Filip Boyen

Luxury Hospitality Advisor | Senior Advisor, Corinthia Hotels | Global Ambassador, Forbes Travel Guide

A luxury hospitality career spanning more than four decades has led Filip Boyen everywhere from Bora Bora to Moscow to Peru. Prior to setting up his consultancy firm in 2022, Boyen served as CEO of Forbes Travel Guide and of Small Luxury Hotels of the World where he oversaw a portfolio of more than 520 exceptional independent hotels in 80 countries.

Prior to that post, the Belgium native spent 18 years with Orient-Express, the famed precursor to the Belmond brand. First joining the hospitality company as general manager of Bora Bora Lagoon Resort in Tahiti, he rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Orient-Express. In between, his various roles included Group Vice President Operations; Regional Vice President, Africa, Australia & Latin America and Managing Director, Hotels & Trains in Peru.

Boyen began his hospitality career as a commis chef and stayed in the food and beverage side of the business for 10 years, working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Belgium, France and England. He even did a stint under French master chef Joël Robuchon.

His extensive background in food and beverage, experience managing complex operations—including trains and ships—and luxury expertise all harmoniously combine in his advisory role in Luxury Hospitality.

Boyen said. “I am passionate about inspiring the younger generations to join and build their careers in our amazing industry”