Stephen Holliday

Global Principal

Stephen is one of Asia Pacific’s most prolific Hotel & Resort project specialists with over 35 years of direct experience in all aspects & stages of projects across 17 countries. He offers a deep understanding of Ownership, Development, Brands, Advisory, Hotel Technical Services, Planning, Design, Design Management, Project Management, Construction, Fitout, Handover, Pre-Opening and Operations.

Stephen has been personally involved in over 250 Hotel and Resort projects across the full spectrum of types ranging from mega mixed-use Urban Regeneration developments to upmarket, full-service and economy brands, business, convention, retail and casino hotels, experiential boutique luxury villa resorts, conversions, adaptive reuse, rebranding and refurbishments. Stephen oversaw 64 Hotel & Resort openings during his 7 years as VP Technical Services with Hilton Worldwide (HW) Asia Pacific.

Stephen has an Honours Degree in Architecture from the UNSW and is currently undertaking a Masters by Research at UNSW in Adaptive Reuse Hotels of Sydney City. He has lived in Sydney, Singapore (twice) Kuala Lumpur (twice) Jakarta, Manila & Darwin during his career, which includes over 10 years of Hotel Technical Services.


Stephen’s Hotel, Resort and luxury residential project roles include:


  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund (HW Project Director)
  • Longitude 131 Central Australia (Lend Lease Project Director)
  • St Regis Bali (Rajawali/Canvas Dev Project Director)
  • BvlgariResort Bali (JLL Project Director)
  • Sandstones Precinct Sydney (Specialist advisor to NSW Property)
  • The Tasman Hobart (Specialist advisor to Citta)
  • Sofitel Darling Harbour (Specialist advisor to LLD)
  • Northbank Hotel Melbourne (Specialist advisor to Riverlee)
  • Edmondson Park Hotel Sydney (Specialist advisor to Frasers)
  • The Walk Hotels Melbourne (Specialist advisor to Steadfast)
  • Terraces Hotel Queenstown (Specialist advisor to Silk Road)
  • Waldorf Astoria Beijing (HW Tech Services)
  • Conrad Beijing (HW Tech Services)
  • Conrad Koh Samui Thailand (HW Tech Services)
  • Hilton Wangfujing China (HW Tech Services)
  • Hilton Fukuoka Japan (HW Project Director + Tech Services)
  • Hilton Surfers Paradise Australia (HW Tech Services)
  • Hilton and DoubleTree Queenstown NZ (HW Tech Services)
  • DoubleTree Wuxi Lingshan China (HW Tech Services)
  • DoubleTree KL Malaysia (HW Tech Services)
  • Macquarie Apartments Sydney (Lend Lease Dev & Marketing Manager)
  • Ayers Rock Resort Masterplan (Lend Lease Project Director)
  • ANA Sydney (CRI Design Manager)
  • Walsh Bay Sydney redevelopment (CRI Design Manager)


*Disclosure: SHARA previously operated under the company Stephen Holliday Pty Ltd