Michael transformed the Tel Aviv market into a major boutique hotel destination, with over 40% of current hotels qualifying as boutique, many of which were developed by Hay himself.
Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Michael became fascinated with hotels by the age of ten. He’d often ditch school to hang out in hotel lobbies and thought then, “one day, I want to have my own chain of hotels.”
He holds extensive global experience in identifying, analyzing, and developing various types of hotel assets for private and institutional investors.
Michael gained his professional experience as a senior associate at HVS International (NY), an internationally renowned hospitality consultancy, where he executed numerous hotel valuation and feasibility studies across the USA. He further honed his professional skills during his time in France where he evaluated and assessed a broad range of hotel investment opportunities across Europe.
Michael earned his degree in Hotel and Tourism Management at New York University before gaining hands-on operational experience from leading Five-Diamond hotels in the USA.
Martine’s wealth of experience includes operational management of 5 star hotels, such as the prestigious King David hotel in Jerusalem and The Dan Tel Aviv hotel (a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World").
Prior to her tenure at The Dan Tel Aviv, Martine expertly steered a number of smaller hotels to increased profitability and is held in high esteem by leading figures within Israel's hospitality industry.
Preceding her directorship at Vision Hospitality, Martine utilized her vast experience in the food & beverage sector to lead one of Tel Aviv's most popular restaurants to unequivocal accolades.
Gili has a combined 20 years of experience from multiple industries. She gained 10 years of experience in Human Resources and was a specialist in the Privatization of Kibutzim in Israel.
She has 10 years of experience managing large-scale and boutique hotels.
Gili holds a BA in Comparative Hebrew Literature and Masters in Organizational Psychology.
Dana, a former criminal lawyer, decided to change her career and bring happiness into other people’s lives.
With over 10 years of experience as a hotel executive, Dana is now an expert in opening and running new hotels; starting from InterConinental Atlanta, through Indigo Tel Aviv, The Norman and now the White Villa.
Dana is a hotelier in her soul, always ready to walk the extra mile for her guests, making them feel at home.