The Hotel Alternatives Event

The investment case for emerging accommodation segments
5th February, Jumeirah Carlton Tower
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Investors, operators and advisers with an interest in the new accommodation types that rival hotels.

Programme highlights...

It is a senior level conference that compares and contrasts the investment returns on hotels against other accommodation classes such as serviced apartments, caravan parks, student accommodation, hostels and similar.  
  • HAE19 sessions will cover:
  • The current marketplace as mainstream investors move in
  • How the investment landscape is shifting
  • How consumer behaviour is changing
  • Subsectors that attract - and those with a riskier outlook
  • CEOs reveal their plans for growth
  • The alternatives pitched head to head
  • How lenders view alternative plays
  • How to make space work harder with new accommodation concepts
  • Corporate travel wakes up to alternatives
  • Creating more profit from leisure travellers
  • How co-living is impacting the rental market
  • Why consumers increasingly demand an experience - and how to deliver it
  • Making sense of blurring boundaries
HAE will feature:
  • Equity and debt financiers
  • Investors, developers and key consultants
  • Presentations detailng returns and key outlook data
  • Panels featuring industry leaders
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The rise and rise of alternatives to traditional hotel accommodation is changing the investment landscape for what had been a specialised and exclusive real estate segment. Hotel Analyst, the definitive source of information for hotel investors for more than a decade, has established a key event to highlight the issues.

New accommodation types – such as capsule hotels, hostels and serviced apartments – are emerging as direct threats to hotels. Other traditionally separate asset classes such as student accommodation, timeshare and the private rented sector are entering the short-term letting space as well.

The new threats are being facilitated by the sharing economy as websites like Airbnb and Housetrip enable emerging accommodation providers to cost-effectively market to a wide audience of potential guests.


Senior HAE19 attendees already confirmed: 

  • Adam Lowenthal, Director, Saxbury
  • Adela Cristea, Senior Director, Head of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Adrian Parkes, CEO, GTMC
  • Alexandra Brunner, Chief Operating Officer, Native Apart-hotels
  • Alex Garrod, Portfolio Manager, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority   
  • Alfred Eeltink, COO, Hotel Facility Concepts
  • Anastasia Osipova, Development Manager, Adina Hotels
  • Andrea Knezevic, Senior Business Development Executive, Avvi0
  • Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV
  • Andrew Ovey, Head of Healthcare, AXA
  • Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
  • Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer, Cycas Hospitality
  • Ben Livingstone, CEO, Graystone Action Sports
  • Ben Davis, Director, Saxbury
  • Bob Silk, Relationship Director, Barclays Bank
  • Brian Welsh, Chief Executive, Nido Collection (Round Hill Capital)
  • Cédric Gobilliard, Senior Vice President lifestyle division, Accor Hotels
  • Charlie Rosier, Co-Founder, Cuckooz
  • Christoph Hager, Head of European Expansion, Zoku
  • Chris Namih, Head, Knotel London
  • Christabelle Morgan-Desouches, International Hotel Developer, Aparthotels Adagio
  • Dayk Balyozyan, Senior Associate, HVS
  • Doug Greenwood, Sales & Marketing Director, Cheval Residences 
  • Edward Fitch, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Ewan Cotter, Group Commercial Controller, Haulfryn Group
  • Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radison Hotel Group 
  • Eric Gummers, Partner, Head of Hotels, Howard Kennedy 
  • Eric Jafari, Managing Director Development, SACO
  • Erik Jacobs, Partner, HORECA Investment Partners 
  • Fabienne O’Neill, Co-Founder, Cuckooz & Cuckooz Nest
  • Francesco Codiga, Global Sales Manager, Cheval Collection  
  • George Westwell, CEO, Cheval Collection
  • Gerard Greene, Founder & CEO, Our Society
  • Giorgio Manenti, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
  • Ian Sloan, Vice President of Client Strategy, Avvio 
  • James Devitt, Managing Director, Herald Hotels 
  • James Miller, Partner – Hotel Group, CMS
  • Jane Pendlebury, Chief Executive, HOSPA 
  • Jan Albert Kympers, Managing Partner, Homard Hoteldevelopment benelux
  • Jorge Mella, Analyst, AHV Associates
  • Joanne Owen, Partner, Corporate Private Equity, Proskauer
  • Joe Flaherty,  Director, Beaufort Capital Management
  • John Philipson,  COO, Cheval Collection 
  • Jonathan Humphries, Chairman & Owner, HoCoSo
  • Joost Mees, Head of Hotels | Benelux, Colliers International 
  • Jouke Baaima, Director, Corporate Housing Factor
  • Jules Van Gaalen, Director Hotels – Transactions, Colliers International 
  • Julia Wyss, Senior Analyst, CBRE 
  • Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst 
  • Keith Bryant, Commercial Director, Hospitality Impact
  • Khirstie Myles, SVP Design & Construction, Yotel 
  • Laura Brinkmann, Vice President – Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management 
  • Liz Callaghan, Director of Revenue, Cheval Collection  
  • Liz Hall, Associate, Hotel Analyst 
  • Louise Wallace, Partner – Hotel Group, CMS
  • Margarida Caldeira, Executive Board Director, Broadway Malyan  
  • Marie Hickey, Director, Savills
  • Mark Anderson, Managing Director, Whitbread Group
  • Mark Quigley, Managing Director – UK Real Estate Finance, Beaufort Capital
  • Martin Schaller, Department Head – Asset Management Hospitality, Union Investment Real Estate  
  • Martin Smyth, Executive Director – Hotels, Healthcare & Insurance, Coutts 
  • Michael Jones, Managing Director, Hospitality Impact 
  • Michael Eberle, Analyst – Research & Strategy, Allianz Real Estate 
  • Michelle Pasqui, Group Financial Analyst, Dorchester Group
  • Ollie Saunders, Lead Director – Alternatives, JLL
  • Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP Development – EMEA, Hilton  
  • Per Denker, COO, Core Hospitality
  • Peter Andrews, Managing Director, Vastint Hospitality 
  • Philip Thorn, Associate Director – Valuation Services, CBRE 
  • Robert Spiers, Marketing Manager, Cheval Collection  
  • Robert Hahn, Head of Project Development, BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien
  • Robert Ryan, Chief Real Estate Officer, Tech Space  
  • Robert Bauer, Senior Analyst, STR Global
  • Robert Godwin, Managing Director, Lamington Group
  • Roger Smith, Marketing Director, Hospitality Impact
  • Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS – London 
  • Sheena Birch, Commercial Director, LGH Hotels Manangement
  • Shona Pushpaharan, Head of Hotel and Real Estate Finance, Corporate and Structured Finance, Clydesdale Bank
  • Sijar Shiri, Asset Manager, Union Real Estate 
  • Simon Hala, Business Development Manager, Wombats Holding
  • Simon Hudspeth, Hotel Investment & Assett Management
  • Simon Walford, Development Director UK, Staycity 
  • Sultan Al Dhaheri, Investment Manager, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Sue Pecha, Managing Director, ESP Business Development 
  • Stephen Spiller, Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Roger Walters, Founder, Supercity 
  • Thomas Emanuel, Director, STR
  • Thomas Mielke, Managing Director, AETHOS Consulting Group
  • Tim Valler, Senior Associate, Bruceshaw 
  • Vasilis Makamitzoglou, Analyst, AHV Associates
  • Victoria Tichit, Associate, Pangea Partners
  • Vicky Hetherington,  Senior Manager, Development UK & Ireland , Wyndham
  • Yin Yeung,  Director, CBRE
  • Yumeng Chan, Executive Director, Beneton Properties 
Companies attending: Accor Hotels,  Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Adina Apartment Hotels,  AETHOS Consulting Group,  AHV,  Alianz Real Estate, Aparthotels Adagio,  Avvio,  AXA,  BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien,  Barclays Bank,  Beaufort Capital,  Beneton Properties,  Broadway Malyan, Brookfield Asset Management,  Bruceshaw, CBRE,  Cheval Collection,  Clydesdale Bank,  Colliers International,  Core Hospitality,  Coutts,  Cornell Hotel School,  Corporate Housing Factory,  Cuckooz & Cuckooz Nest,  Cushman & Wakefield,  Cycas Hospitality,  Dorchester Group,  Eastdil Secured,  ESP Business Development, Expedia,  Graystone Action Sports,  GTMC, Haulfryn Group, Herald Hotels,  Hilton (MOTTO brand),  HoCoSo, Homard Hoteldevelopment Benelux,  HORECA Investment Partners,  Hospitality Impact,  Hotel Analyst,  Hotel Facility Concepts,  Hotel News Now, Howard Kennedy, HVS,  IHG,  JLL, Knotel,  Lamington Group, LGH Hotels Management,  Native Apart-hotels, Our Society,  Pangea Property Partners,  Proskauer,  Radison Hotel Group,  Rider Levett Bucknall,  Round Hill Capital – Nido Collection, SACO,  Savills,  Saxbury,  Staycity Aparthotels,  STR GLOBAL,  Supercity,  Tech Space, Union Investment, Vastint Hospitality,  Wombats Holding,  Whitbread Group,  Yotel, Zoku.


The Hostels Report 2018: Current Trends and Key Players

Macy100 by Macy Marvel, Associate, Hotel Analyst
Hostels Report Cover
The leading branded hostel groups have excellent expansion potential, as they adopt increasingly hybrid formats which allow them to compete with budget hotels, on the one hand, but also with the accommodation rental sector. The key competitive factor for modern branded hostels vis-à-vis either budget hotels or Airbnb is the social, party aspect. The branded hostels go to great lengths to facilitate interaction between travellers, providing social spaces, events and tours which allow guests to better experience the destination.   The full price of the report is £1195 plus VAT, however, conference delegates and HA customers can obtain a copy for £995 + VAT. Email sarah@zerotwozero.co.uk to purchase your copy with the discount code/take a look at some sample pages.