Horwath HTL Welcomes New Office in Portugal

Horwath HTL Welcomes New Office in Portugal

Date: January 16, 2023

Lisbon January 17th, 2023

Horwath HTL is delighted to announce that after an extensive selection process, Essentia, a renowned Portuguese firm with more than 25 years of experience, will become the new Horwath HTL, Portugal. José Gil Duarte will be the new Managing Director of the firm, based in Lisbon.

“We are delighted and excited to be part of Horwath HTL – the leading brand in our sector that have accumaleted an impressive track record of projects over the last 100 years. Times are changing fast in the hospitality industry, with strong market fluctuations and difficult conditions to navigate. We know that Horwath HTL’s experience and expertise will help us to better serve clients in Portugal and the Palop countries,” said José Gil Duarte, new Managing Director of Horwath HTL, Portugal. “With this venture Horwath HTL Portugal solidifies its presence in the country, where it has been carrying out projects for decades.”

The new company will work in partnership with Horwath HTL, Spain, sharing resources and optimizing the value of their services. Portugal have a multidisciplinary team led by José Gil Duarte and António Fontes, who have more than 50 years of collective experience in project management and consulting.

The firm provides key service lines such as Planning & Development, Asset Management, Tourism, Valuation and Transaction Advisory.

John Fareed, Global Chair of Horwath HTL said “Portugal is a dynamic market with huge potential, and we are looking forward to working with José, António and their team. Their experience and local knowledge bring huge benefit to Horwath HTL, and we wish them tremendous success for the future.”


At Horwath HTL, we focus one hundred per cent on hospitality, tourism, and leisure consulting. Our services cover every aspect of hotel real estate, tourism, and leisure development. Each project we help is different, so we need all the experience we have gained over our 100- year history.

We are a global Brand with 52 offices in 38 countries, who have successfully carried out over 40,000 assignments for private and public clients. We are part of Crowe Global, a top-10 accounting and financial services network. We are the number one choice for companies and financial institutions looking to invest and develop in the industry.

We are Horwath HTL, the global leader in hotel, tourism, and leisure consulting.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with James Chappell, Global Business Director, at jchappell@horwathhtl.com