ACHILLEAS DOROTHEOU - CEO
With a distinguished 30-year career spanning key leadership roles in the hospitality industry, Achilleas Dorotheou was appointed MHV’s CEO in 2024. His expertise encompasses tenures as a CEO, Executive Board Member, and General Manager in luxury hotel organizations, including Amathus Hotels, Ikos Resorts, Costa Navarino, and Yoda Group PLC, across Cyprus, Greece, Switzerland, and Germany.
Achilleas is recognised for revitalising complex hotel operations and multi-unit food and beverage businesses. He successfully led companies through crisis, transforming brands and boosting financial returns. Notably, he launched Ikos Resorts, one of the most successful startup hotel chains in Europe, and played a key role in the development of W Hotel in Costa Navarino. Under his stewardship, Ikos Resorts Olivia was acclaimed as the best global resort in 2015, and Costa Navarino was honoured for operational excellence and people development among 251 European properties.
A proponent of developing young talent, Achilleas holds a Master’s in Hospitality Management from the University of Birmingham, an MBA from IMD Business School, and is a graduate of Hotel Institute Montreux. He furthered his expertise with a scholarship at Cornell University’s General Manager’s program and a professional development program in digital transformation and leadership. A Certified Hotel Administrator from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Achilleas has also served on various hospitality companies’ boards, including Oaktree Capital Management, Claridge, and Hotel Institute Montreux.