Investment opportunities in the luxury hotel sector.
Spartan identifies, executes and manages investment opportunities for its clients in the luxury hotel sector.
Spartan Advisors was founded by Richard Faber in 2018 for the principal purpose of sourcing, transacting and managing investment opportunities on behalf of its subsidiary, Spartan Investment Management. In addition to this, Spartan manages capital, acquisition and investments for institutional investors and family offices. See Projects for further details.
Spartan Advisors Limited is an Appointed Representative of Sapia Partners LLP, a firm authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Richard FaberFounder & Managing Director
Richard founded Spartan in 2018. He began his career in finance with Chase Manhattan International Bank, where he joined the 1998 Credit training program, before joining the bank. Richard spent the following 18 years with Ellerman Investments (and its associated companies), the UK management company for Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay’s investments. Richard has focused on banking, M&A and real estate. Various recent projects have included the Mirabeau apartments in Monaco, the Maybourne Hotel Group, InterContinental Hotel Group, Cavendish Hotel.
Gheeve Changizi has worked within corporate finance for 18 years in M&A at Lazard, Ellerman Investments, Hannam & Partners and Kleinwort Benson. He has undertaken transactions in M&A and restructuring in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Africa. He has a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) from London Business School. Gheeve helped Richard found Spartan and in 2018 he completed the first transaction at Spartan with the acquisition of The Beaumont Hotel.
Jack HandcockFinancial Controller
Jack Handcock is a qualified Chartered Accountant and prior to joining Spartan has worked for multi-national companies including BHP Billiton, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Tullow Oil. Jack has worked across the globe in the UK, Latin America and Africa and has a wealth of finance expertise including statutory reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, refinancing and project management.
Ciarán FahyHead of Hotels
Ciarán has an esteemed career in hotel management. He started his career at Whitbread, the UK's largest hospitality company, where he led the relaunch of The London Marriott Kensington in 2004 and was awarded the ‘Marriott International Global General Manager of The Year Award’ in 2005. In 2005, he joined Ellerman as the managing director of, first, the Cavendish Hotel and, second, The Ritz, London, after which he became the chief executive of Ellerman’s hotels division. Ciarán joined Spartan in 2019 and was appointed a director of The Beaumont Hotel.
Braemar Hotels & Resorts
In August 2019, Spartan Investment Management Ltd, our regulated Guernsey investment management firm, announced a 9.3% shareholding in a US listed luxury lodging REIT – Braemar Hotels & Resorts.
City Developments Limited
In June 2019, Spartan , advised City Developments Limited on its recommended pre-conditional final cash offer for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc.
The Ritz, London
In 2018, Spartan advised the directors of The Ritz Hotel, London, on a successful refinancing with Citibank on behalf of its shareholder. The Ritz Hotel is one of London’s most iconic and prestigious luxury hotels with a Michelin-starred restaurant and world-famous afternoon teas.
The Beaumont Hotel, London
In 2018, Spartan completed its first transaction where it advised and now manages The Beaumont Hotel, London. The Beaumont is a five-star luxury hotel on a quiet garden square, close to the boutiques, galleries and museums of Mayfair, St James’s and the West End.