John Fareed

About John Fareed MSc CHME ISHC


Global Chair, Horwath HTL


New York, NY

Orlando, FL

Los Angeles, CA


Denver, CO

Scottsdale, AZ


Americas Towers
1177 6th Avenue, 5th FLR
New York, NY 10036

618 East South Street, Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32801

9465 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 193, Piso 7-702, Col. Granada, 11520, Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 250, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

15169 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 205, Scottsdale AZ 85254


+1 407 921 5946


John Fareed, MSc CHME ISHC, is Global Chairman for Horwath HTL. He leads the global brand and oversees the firm’s Americas offices.

Over the past twenty-five years, Fareed’s consulting clients have included Fortune 500 companies, national brands, lenders, developers, REITs, management companies, investors, owners, attorneys, and insurers. He is an internationally recognized authority in the hotel, tourism, and leisure (HTL) field. He has spoken on the topic at industry events in Australia, Brazil, Budapest, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and across the US, Canada, and Caribbean.

Fareed has appeared as an HTL industry expert on national television programs including ABC News, CNN, and Fox News Network, in publications such as the New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and has had articles published in numerous trade journals. Additionally, he has provided HTL industry-focused, expert witness and litigation support services.

Fareed holds two postgraduates, including a Master of Science degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology’s, currently Technological University Dublin, School of Hospitality Management and Tourism in Dublin, Ireland, and a Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Certificate from Cornell University. He possesses professional designations from the prestigious International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). HSMAI recognized Fareed as one of the "Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing." He is Chair Emeritus of both ISHC and the Board of Trustees for HSMAI’s International Foundation.