The conference, which is aimed at hotel owners, operators and financiers, will take place at Le Meridien, Piccadilly in London on 26 November.
The speakers will discuss the latest trends in hotel finance and investment, planning and development, landlord and tenant relations, property management and valuation.
UK leaders in hotel development
The companies currently leading the UK in terms of hotel development and investment will be up for discussion at this year’s conference.
Director of Colliers International Marc Finney, relationship director at Lloyds Commercial Banking Tony Burnell, and senior corporate banking manager at HSBC Huw Zachariah will debate which companies are the leaders in the industry both inside and outside of London.
They will cover topics such as which new investments appeal to lenders, income cover and cash flow requirements and important qualifying criteria.
Who’s investing where?
Speakers and panellists will also raise awareness on which areas in the industry attract the most investments, and which companies are the more proactive in their acquisitions.
Experts including director at Whitebridge Hospitality, Paul Thomas, and director of asset management at Accor UK and Ireland, Etienne de la Ronciere, will discuss sources of capital investment in the hotel sector and the increase in transaction volume over the past year.
Issues covered will include the evolving trends in investment, the change in investor’s motivation, which brands are hungry for deals, and the importance of operating efficiencies.
Other conference speakers include:
- Robert Ryan, department manager of Central & South West London, Travelodge Hotels Ltd
Keynote: Is it hello growth and if so where and for what?
- Arlett Oehmichen, director, HVS
Hotel as an asset class versus other real estate classes
- Dirk Bakker, partner, director of Hotels, Colliers International Netherlands BV
European major cities – where is the action and where are the opportunities
- Tim Smith, director, HVS Global Hospitality Services
Hotel values now - across the spectrum
- Guy Ivesha, vice president, PPHE
Joint venture structures to reduce the costs of borrowing