Juan Carlos López

Our team is formed by a select group of experts in each relevant area in the world of tourism.


Expert in implanting models of management control for hotel management, based on the philosophy of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI). He combines his knowledge of reporting systems with a great ability for automating data treatment systems, thus optimising control processes.

“We eliminate tasks that can be done by machines, thus enabling us to dedicate ourselves to the true value: the analysis of data for decision taking.”

Professional career

His professional career began in the Hotel Occidental Córdoba. He participated in all the operational and administrative areas of the hotel (1992) which provided him with a complete view of the market. He later joined the Hotel Occidental Oasis, in Lanzarote, in order to collaborate in the implantation of the Occidental Hotels’ work systems (1993-1994). His work in Occidental Hotels continued in the Dominican Republic: first as the Administrative Sub-Director of the company’s star hotel, Hotel Flamenco Beach Resort (1994-1995), continuing with the opening and subsequent extensions of the Hotel Playa Real, in the position of Controller General (1995-1999). Finally, he was named Corporative Administrative Sub-Director in Occidental Properties (1999). He left the company in order to return to Spain as Account Manager of the Hotel and Casino Torrequebrada (1999-2002). He continued to progress with his career as Administration Manager in the central office of Vime Hotels, in Marbella (2002-2004). He left the company to found the consultancy, Abax Solutions, in 2005. Since 2010, he is GAT’s Administration and Systems Manager, being responsible for implanting their clients’ management systems, organising and coordinating the different teams in each hotel. His organisational and analytical skills enable him to arrange all the factors related to business administration, with special practical knowledge of the hotel sector.

Teaching activity
He has been a teacher and lecturer of several subjects in different programmes taught at the LES ROCHES International School of Hotel Management, in Marbella, placing special emphasis on the subjects related to hotel administrative management (2004-2006). Likewise, he has also offered lectures in other training programmes, such as the Master’s Degree in Tourism offered by the University of Málaga or the Centro Andaluz de Formación Integral de las Industrias del Ocio, ciomijas.

Training
Licentiate Degree in Economics and Business Management (business section) offered by the Faculty of Economics (CC.EE) and EE (Business Management) of ETEA, assigned to the University of Córdoba (1993). 

Associations of which he is a member
Member of the Ilustre Colegio de Economistas of Málaga

Juan Carlos López

Administration and Systems Manager

Email: jcl@gatgestion.com
Tel.: 91 432 1521 
Languages: Spanish and English