Executive management
  • 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
    02

    Global development of hospitality brands

    Economic recovery globally is in a much better position than it was 12 months ago. Some markets however are still struggling whilst others are thriving and it’s integral to understand the macro-economic fundamentals before getting into the detail. Whether you are a hospitality developer or an investor, understanding what product is needed in each market [...]
  • Apr
    11

    Sourcing and incubating talent

    For those who were not able to attend IHIF last month, Peter Malone, of Madison Mayfair facilitated a session which focused on sourcing and incubating talent. He was joined by: Srdjan Milekovic, VP – Human Resources, Hyatt International (EMEA) LLC Pierre O. Botteron, VP – Human Resources, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Franco Valletta, Chief Officer – Organisation [...]
  • Feb
    28

    Successful deal-making in 2013

    As the 2013 International Hotel Investment Forum makes its annual appearance in the calendar, many will be looking to network and understand where the next great deals of this year will come from. Where are the hot markets? Which are the most innovative hospitality companies? Who should we be watching? How will projects get financed? [...]
  • Feb
    20

    Appreciating the growth opportunities in Africa

    The Tipping Point for Africa has been imminent for a long time. The continent clearly holds huge opportunities, but the complexity and size of the 50+ countries means it is often very difficult to get product there. Having said that, many Governments are working together to try to encourage and break down the barriers for [...]
  • Feb
    07

    Hospitality being noticed by global Governments

    One of the biggest problems hospitality has is demonstrating to the Government’s of the World the value the industry brings to their economies. Hospitality seems to continually fall off the radar when it comes to the key drivers of change and growth across the World. With the work of Taleb Rifai at the UNWTO and [...]
  • Jan
    31

    Europe still a challenging environment

    Deal making activity has undoubtedly slowed in the past couple of years, with Europe feeling the full force of economic instability. In many ways this period of uncertainty and distress has allowed many from the hospitality world to restructure businesses and cut relevant costs in order to survive. Consequently, businesses are now run much more [...]
  • Jan
    17

    Understanding the role of the owner

    Appreciating who takes responsibility for risk in a hotel is something which has been scrutinised deeply in light of the recent recession. All those involved in deal making need to understand the risks in a new development or project in order for it to be successful. Historically, maybe there has been too much risk with [...]
  • 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? [...]