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  • May
    22

    Briefing: African economy is an environment for growth

    There is enormous potential for the hospitality industry to expand in Africa. The long term trends suggest that there is a positive future to be had. Continued economic growth and improved infrastructure is giving companies a strong environment to work in. The hotel market in Africa is still relatively new so there are gaps to [...]
  • Mar
    13

    Briefing: establishing hotel product for new markets

    Hotel brands are expanding across new and exciting global markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In order to fully exploit these vast opportunities, brands must first analyse the needs and expectations in their chosen location. A successful product will be established in a way that embraces the ideas emerging from these unique markets [...]
  • Jan
    23

    Briefing: the future of Europe

    An established market like Europe is one which comes with intrigue, pitfalls and opportunity. The harsh reality of the recession has allowed businesses to reassess and re-analyse growth strategies for their organisations. There is no doubt that Europe is a complex environment with huge opportunities in certain markets, next to markets which you would struggle [...]
  • Dec
    04

    Briefing: essential elements of successful hotel deal-making

    Doing deals has become a much more lengthy process post-recession, but there are certain components of doing good deals that stand the test of time and are paramount in any successful negotiation. Understanding what product will work well in particular locations, creating and recruiting the best management team possible to drive the new venture forward, [...]
  • Sep
    12

    Briefing: the time to budget

    One of the latest developments in European hospitality is the very bullish view of the budget hotel sector. Consumers are willing to compromise on luxury if it means a fair price. This increased competitiveness is being seen across the European market leaving much of the mid-market sector being squeezed and having to reassess their hotel [...]