Hotel management and investment
  • 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
    13

    Staying connected to your customer

    With the explosion of mobile technology across the globe, relationships with customers are no longer one-dimensional. Brands, corporations and businesses need to embrace new media capabilities to stay connected with their ever evolving consumer. Online commenting, reviewing and criticism is now a 24 hours a day phenomenon, even for the small brands. Understanding the correct [...]
  • 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? [...]
  • Nov
    29

    Providing value for money in low cost hotel operations

    Hospitality has moved into a new era. Communication channels are like never before and value for money is a huge factor for new customers.