2017 Event Programme

21st February 2017

18.30 – 20.30 Drinks reception, Garden Room, Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Hosted by Hotel Analyst


22nd February 2017

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00-9.10 Welcome and opening remarks

Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

The Investment Landscape for Hotel Alternatives
9.10 – 9.30 Session 1 – Presentation

  • Strengths and weaknesses of global capital flows
  • Who are the key investors, what are they looking for & why?
  • How are investors and capital impacting on yields across the commercial sectors?

Simon Mallinson, Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics


Deal round-up
9.30 – 9.50 Session 2 – Presentation
The key deals in the alternative accommodation sector over the past year

Patrick Angwin, Senior Director, Horwath


The leaders’ perspective
9.50 – 10.30 Session 3 – Panel discussion
The CEOs of top players in hotel alternatives give their view on the market

Moderator: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Sean Worker, President & CEO, Bridgestreet Global Hospitality
Philip Houghton, CEO, Safestay
Guus Bakker, CEO EMEA, Frasers Hospitality UK

10.30– 11.00   BREAK


Battle of the brokers
11.00 – 11.45 Session 4 – Presentations

Three property experts are invited to make their case for their segment:

11.00 – 11.15 Serviced Apartments
Richard Dawes, Associate Director, Hotel Investments, Savills

11.15 – 11.30 Caravan Parks
Tom King, Specialist Markets, CBRE 

11.30 – 11.45 Student accommodation
Merelina Monk, Partner Student Property, Knight Frank


Equity Panel
11.45  – 12.30 Session 5 – Panel discussion
The big investors in hotel alternatives talk about the attractions of the different segments, what appeals to them, what worries them and what they believe lies ahead in the market

Moderator: Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV

Will Dear, Principal, Crosstree Real Estate Partners
Andrew Hunter, Director Europe, Adina Apartment Hotels
Tina Yu, SVP, KSL Capital
Erik Jacobs, Partner, HORECA Investment Partners


12.30 – 1.30  LUNCH 


Case study
1.30 – 1.45 Session 6 – Interview

Interviewer: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Interviewee: Phillip Winter, Director of Marketing/Founder, A & O Hostels and Hotels


Debt panel
1.45 – 2.30 Session 7 – Panel discussion
Leading European lenders discuss the outlook for hotel alternative debt financing, addressing the investment fundamentals of risk, return and liquidity and how hotel alternatives measure up

Moderator: Rod Taylor, Founder & Managing Director, Taylor Global Advisors

Mark Quigley, Managing Director, Contour Capital
Martin Smyth, Executive Director, Hotels Healthcare & Insurance, Coutts
Shona Pushpaharan, Head of Hotel Finance Specialist and Acquisition Finance, Clydesdale
Shaun Talbot, Relationship Director, Future Williams & Glyn/RBS


REIT showdown
2.30 – 3.10 Session 8 – Panel discussion

Moderator: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Tim Lloyd-Hughes, Vice Chairman Real Estate Gaming and Lodging, Deutsche Bank
David Ryland, Partner Real Estate Department, Paul Hastings
Paul Hadaway, Founder and CEO, Empiric Student Property
3.10 – 3.40 BREAK


Case study
3.40 – 4.00 Session 9 – Interview
Expansion through leases

Interviewer: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Interviewees:  Navneet Bali, Chairman, Meininger Hotels
Gael Le Lay, Deputy CEO of Fonciere Des Murs, Foncière des Régions


4.00 – 4.30 Session 10 – Discussion

Are leases the most viable way forward for alternatives seeking to grow quickly? How do investors judge covenant strength? How much of a rental premium do alternatives have to pay compared to more institutional occupiers?

Moderator: Paul Slattery, Co-Founder, Otus & Co

Lisa Neubueser, Global Rollout, Zoku
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Asli Kutlucan, Director of Development and Acquisition, Cycas Hospitality
Barry Hickey, Group Development Director, Staycity


Impact of sharing economy
4.30 – 4.45 Session 11 – Presentation

Dirk Bakker, Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International


Sharing economy
4.45 – 5.20 Session 12 – Panel
What the sharing economy is teaching other accommodation segments. Representatives from serviced apartments, hotels, student accommodation

Moderator: Alastair Campbell, Former Customer Markets and Strategy Director, GLH

Frank Reeves, Founder & CEO, Avvio
Stephen Hanton, CEO – Commercial, SACO Apartments
Merilee Karr, Founder & CEO, UnderTheDoormat


5.20 – 5.30 CLOSING REMARKS (edit)