Vedrana B. Riley

Ciel Capital

Vedrana B. Riley

CEO and Founder

Vedrana is the founder and CEO of Ciel Capital, a principal, JV equity and asset management platform with a core focus on hotels. Vedrana also co-founded Stow-Away, a design led apart’hotel concept. The first Stow-Away will open in Lower Marsh, Waterloo in Summer 2018. Ciel are also redeveloping the former Methodist Central Hall in Birmingham into a 147-bed Unscripted by Dream Hotel Group with 6 F&B outlets and a 75-bed Stow-Away due to open late 2020.

Vedrana covers a wide range of areas including Asset Management, Finance Structuring and Modelling, Fundraising and Legals.

Prior to Ciel, Vedrana was a Corporate Finance Manager at Pacific Investments and Managing Director of IPIN Global Capital and BridgePoint Ventures UK Ltd.

Vedrana graduated with a first class degree at the Sorbonne, Paris, followed by a Masters degree in London, where she got a distinction.

A French national who was born in the former Yugoslavia, Vedrana is fluent in five languages.

Vedrana is a member of The Monopoly Network, The Hospitality Real Estate Group and the Hotel Property Network.

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"This is a wonderful conference. Coming from the US, it gives us exposure to operators and potential partners here in Europe that we wouldn’t normally have access to. We’re looking for some likeminded partners and there are some really great ones here at the conference."

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