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Colliers: „How will the hotel industry recover?” Daan Bakkenes new „Head of Hotels“

Since May 3rd, Daan Bakkenes is new „Head of Hotels” at Colliers Austria and will further develop the hotel segment.

To answer the question how the hotel market will develop after the corona crisis, Colliers Austria has brought an expert to its investment team: Daan Bakkenes, 28, graduated from the University of South Wales and worked for Hilton, Marriott (Luxury Collection) and Novum Hospitality during the last three years. After his stays in Amsterdam and Dubai, the native Dutch has been living and working in Vienna for more than seven years.

Thomas Belina: „We at Colliers view every crisis also as an opportunity and with Daan Bakkenes, we now have another expert on board who will consult hotel owners and operators with great advice and strengthen our investment department. Our customers will highly appreciate his qualifications and year-long experience in the upscale hotel business.”

Daan Bakkenes about the current market opportunities in the hotel industry: “The ongoing pandemic will have lasting effects on how tourism will develop in the business as well as the holiday travel segment. In some areas we can expect a market adjustment and overall, we can use this opportunity to re-value brand concepts and the utilization of buildings. Hotel developers and investors will react accordingly and expand innovative concepts, like the mixed utilization of hotels. These advancements support operators to ensure a cost-efficient management of their property and will have a positive impact on the ROI as well as the investment for investors and developers. The global network of Colliers, especially in the commercial area, and my detailed industry knowledge, form and ideal combination. In the future, we will therefore continue to launch innovative concepts for the hotel business and strongly expand our hotel investment services.”

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