• Jan
    16

    Briefing: Government’s contribution to hospitality

    Hospitality is one of the most stable sectors globally. There is no doubt that the long-term projection for the industry is incredibly healthy with travel and tourism going from strength to strength. Why then are global governments not paying that much attention? And how should the industry change this? In this briefing we hear from [...]
  • Nov
    14

    Briefing: developing the owner / operator relationship

    The owner and operator relationship is a constantly developing alliance. In this new fast-paced, information abundant world many believe that industry’s reaction to changes in this relationship has been too slow.  It is essential that all parties understand the best way to manage this integral relationship. This week, our experts discuss how they see the [...]
  • Oct
    24

    Briefing: Global Majors homogenising their hotel product

    Innovation and design can be a real struggle for the ‘Global Majors’ as current products on the market can look outdated, uninspiring and uninviting to guests very, very quickly. This is especially the case in large chains where you need to retain the ‘look and feel’ of a hotel offering globally as well as retaining [...]
  • Aug
    08

    Attaining the attention of global governments

    Hospitality is an industry that if supported appropriately by governments can have a dramatic impact on the success of a whole country or region. The hospitality industry could be doing so much more therefore, to attract the attention of the leaders of countries in order to support a relatively un-risky industry to propel economic growth. [...]
  • Jul
    11

    The potential for European growth

    With the slow recovery from the global economic crisis in Europe and the growth in markets in the Middle East and Asia, it is likely that European countries and cities will struggle for some time. What Europe does have on its side is maturity and some don’t believe the doom and gloom sentiment. The secure [...]
  • Jun
    06

    Confidence emerging in hospitality

    This is an exciting time in hospitality. The industry is outperforming the global economy and this optimism in the sector is allowing deals to be done. Although deal activity remains below the levels of pre-2007, it is important that the hospitality industry showcases itself more positively. With the upward trends that we are seeing, this [...]
  • May
    16

    Investment in hospitality for 2013

    In this briefing we hear from experts about the market for deals and the expectations of where they see the future of the market for 2013. Many believe that the industry has turned a corner and deal activity is now picking up. However, a degree of caution remains as we move out of the financial [...]
  • Jan
    10

    Financing future hospitality developments

    Development of future hospitality projects need finance, but where is this going to come from? Find out in this briefing...
  • Dec
    06

    Deal making for hotel ownership

    Europe’s financial predicament for the past couple of years seems to be correcting itself. But what does this mean for owners of hotels, and more importantly potential owners of hotels? What are the components of a new development that will ensure financing? And what type of owner is emerging following the financial crisis of 2008? [...]
  • Aug
    02

    Modern-day construction of deals

    Deal making in hospitality has always been complex. However, the current economic environment has led to some key differences in how deals are now constructed. Has the speed in which deals are done changed post 2007? What sort of deals are being putting together? And what are the components that are needed to speed up [...]