Adolfo Favieres was born in Reolid, Albacete, Spain. He initially attended the preparatory school at Colegio Maristas (Alicante) and Colegio del Pilar (Madrid). Graduated as Perito Mercantil (Accountant Degree) at Escuela Superior de Comercio (Alicante). He coursed the studies of Economic Sciences, Degree level, at University UNED, Madrid. Doctor in Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Universidad Politécinca, Madrid. (1967). His professional career began in the aerospace industry, followed by eighteen years in Investment Banking, serving from engineer to Managing Director. During this period he served as Director on more than 25 Boards. He started his trajectory at the Tourism Sector in 1978 as Vice-Chairman of the hotel chain HUSA (Hoteles Unidos, SA), by then the largest one in Spain, with 42 hotels. HUSA, founded in 1930, is the oldest European Chain.
In 1982 OCCIDENTAL HOTELS was co-founded by Adolfo, becoming a minority shareholder and Executive Vice-Chairman. The Company, founded with very limited resources, attracted the attention of financial investors, and when sold 25 years later, in 2007, was present in 15 countries with 80 hotels. After that outstanding experience, Adolfo served as the first Chairman of INVEROTEL (Asociación de Inversores Hoteleros Españoles) a coalition of 12 Spanish hotel chains that included 420 hotels, 136,000 rooms in 18 countries, where INVEROTEL assumed the defence of the interest of the investors facing the Government and Institutions of these countries. Adolfo has also expanded his activities in Tourism in several other positions: Chairman of ALDESA TURISMO SA, an investment company in México. UNIVERSIDAD ANAHUAC, MÉXICO DF. Guest Profesor in the International Doctorate in Tourism. (Chair of Innovation and Competitiveness of the Tourism Companies). Special Advisor of the Secretary General of the UNWTO. Trustee of University NEBRIJA, Madrid, and President of the Tourism Commission. Member of the Tourism Council of CEOE (Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales) Chairman of TATELES Asset Managemnt SL, Hotel Consulting Company.
He holds a deep knowledge of the touristic and social international scenario after 40 years of experience in the Sector. Fluent in English, French and Italian, Adolfo is a frequent speaker with large experience acquired in Europe, the USA, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. During his time at the university, he developed other lateral activities such as theatre actor, soccer player, military and civil pilot, from what he feels as proud as grateful.