Line-up announced for 2014 Henry Stewart hotel finance conference

By Lauren Houghton contact

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The hotel conference will take place at Le Meridien, Piccadilly in London on 26 November
The hotel conference will take place at Le Meridien, Piccadilly in London on 26 November

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Experts from Hilton Hotels, Travelodge and Accor UK and Ireland will speak at this year's Finance for Hotel Investment and Development in the UK and Continental Europe conference.

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

For more information and the full line-up visit the conference website​. For a 10 per cent discount visit the booking website​ and use the code BIGHOSPITALITY10.

Related topics: Business, Events & Awards, Hotels

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