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Filip Boyen

Luxury Hospitality Advisor | Senior Advisor, Corinthia Hotels | Senior Advisor OE, La Dolce Vita Trains Italy | Global Ambassador, Forbes Travel Guide

A luxury hospitality career spanning more than four decades has led Filip Boyen everywhere from Turkey, South Africa, The Comores Islands, and Moscow to Bora Bora and Peru.

Before setting up his own Luxury Hospitality Consultancy firm Boyen served as CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. Previous to that he was CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, where he oversaw a portfolio of more than 520 exceptional independent hotels in 80 countries.

Before 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, 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 and France. He even did a stint under French master chef Joël Robuchon.

His extensive background in food and beverage, experience in managing complex operations—including trains and river cruises—and luxury hospitality expertise all harmoniously combine in his capacity as a Luxury Hospitality Advisor. “Quality has always been a passion of mine. I support and celebrate everyone who has a passion for extraordinary service”