Maximising Hotel Success
With extensive international experience, our Hotel & Resorts Consultants provide strategic advisory services for all types of projects, ranging from small boutique hotels to large-scale resorts and portfolios of properties. Managing the complexity for owners, operators and stakeholders, our team will improve asset performance and reduce owner risk at every stage of the project's lifecycle.
- Hotels Experience (Years) 20+
- Hotels Currently Managed 70
- Active Countries 20
- Totalling (Keys) 5,500+
Understand Market Viability
To make sound decisions, it is independent analysis of the market and project that is most important. We give you detail you need to make excellent and informed decisions.
Colliers specialises in delivering commercially robust, astute and creative feasibility studies to help our clients begin new projects with a higher level of confidence. Our comprehensive viability services are based on best financial practice and cutting-edge asset planning methodologies to deliver measurable business impact.
Our Feasibility Study includes, but is not limited to:
- Supply & Demand analysis
- Financial forecasts
- Market Segmentation review
- Revenue & Distribution strategies
- Risk Assessment
We can prepare in-depth studies for all types of hotel and hospitality developments or purchases which are accepted by all the major funders and lenders operating in the hotel market today.
For more information or if you would like to get a feasibility study done, contact one of our experts.
View Feasibility Study - United Kingdom
View Feasibility Study - International
Search & Selection for Hotel Operators
It's not just about finding an operator, it's about finding the right one and on the right terms. This is a process that even experienced business people should not embark on unadvised.
Working alongside our colleagues in Hotel Asset Management, our advisory services offer owners, investors and developers of hotel real estate with a professional search and selection of suitable operators. Our finely tuned process is aimed at identifying, evaluating and concluding with operators that best meet your needs.
Some of the hotel operator search and selection activities that we undertake may include:
- Feasibility of proposed venture
- Pre-selection of hotel operators
- Reaction of tenders
- Contract negotiation
- Ongoing relationship management
We frequently work on a bespoke basis, tailoring our services to client's needs to maximise success
For more information on how we can help your business, please contact one of our hotel experts.
View Operator Search & Selection Study
Raising finance for Hotel Development, Renovation & Expansion
Are you looking for funding for your project? We have experience in arranging a wide variety of funding solutions for our clients.
In most parts of the world, Hotels & Resorts continues to offer one of the most exciting investment opportunities. With unique access to established national and international investors, we work with clients at various stages of the business cycle, helping to raise funding for development, growth, buy-outs/buy-ins, refinancing and mergers and acquisitions.
Our Services include, but not limited to:
- Equity capital raising for development projects, expansion or acquisition
- Mezzanine funding
- Senior and junior debt
- Support for business planning, thesis and strategy
- Project structuring
- Assistance in negotiations with funders
If you're raising funds for your hotel or hospitality real estate project, our experienced hotels team will find the right investment suited to your needs.
View Our Investment Services Brochure
Transforming Redundant Retail Space
Hotels have been the fastest to capitalise on the repurposing of retail opportunity and Colliers is leading the way.
We have already explored more than 15 opportunities and are helping to bring more than 2,500 rooms to the market in previous retail properties.
Solutions that have worked so far in different situations include:
- Adaption of the existing building for a hotel
- Use of redundant upper floors with retail retained at ground
- Downsizing the retail floorplate and use of the freed up space
- Complete site redevelopment
Colliers International has been working with some of the biggest names in real estate to transform their assets and future-proof investments. Our success is down to our experience in knowing what types of buildings covert well and which don't, the challenges you are up against, how to get you the right exit.
For more information, please view our latest feasibility study or contact an expert.
Increasing Year-Round Footfall and Revenues
Drawing on our extensive experience at sports venues, our Hotel and Resorts Consultants evolve projects to create wider 365-day opportunities that adds year-round footfall, extends dwell time and increases spend.
Our achievements have resulted in our clients benefitting from:
- Additional income generated from adjacent land
- Enhanced conferencing and venue revenue
- Diversified operating base and income
- Savings in business rates
This success is down to our understanding of the sports & venue business and market place, and ability to draw insights across multiple sports and specialist properties.
For more information on how we can help your business, please view our feasibility brochure or contact an expert.View Sports Venue Support Brochure
We're here to help at each stage of a hotel's lifecycle
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Head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting
London - West End
I have thirty years experience within the hotel and resorts sector.
This covers all areas from line management within operations, consulting advisory and corporate finance and property strategies.
I have even been an owner of my own hotel which I sold at the beginning of 2007.
I specialise in new hotel development and financing solutions within the hotel sector and in Management Agreements.
Resorts are a particular passion and I have a great deal of experience with these from inception to operations
London - West End
Jessica is a Director who specialises in destination development for hospitality and mixed-use projects.
She is an experienced consultant and project manager who brings a holistic and strategic perspective to developing concepts and business plans for new sites. Her work involves identifying concept, positioning and destination strategy informed by market research; taking projects through financial feasibility appraisal; resolving strategic issues and working with master planners and wider development teams; to presenting projects to attract investment.
Jessica has a particular strength in understanding client and project requirements and in integrating the skills of Colliers specialist teams, local offices and external advisors and master planners to deliver to the needs of clients.
Her experience includes projects from 0.5 to over 800 hectares with elements including hotels, event venues, visitor attractions, residential, branded residences, office, retail, spa, wellness, golf, marina, leisure, entertainment and public realm. Projects stretch from resorts to urban brownfield sites.
Jessica has worked on projects throughout the UK and from the Caribbean, through Africa, the Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe.
Jessica has a degree from Cambridge University and a Masters in International Tourism Policy and is very widely travelled. She has been working in tourism, resort and mixed-use development for nearly 20 years. She works within the Destination Consulting and Hotels & Resorts Consulting teams in London.
London - West End
Michael graduated from the Shannon College of Hotel Management, Ireland in 1982. He spent a number of years gaining experience in Switzerland, Germany and UK until he joined the development division of Toby Restaurants (BASS PLC) in 1984. He spent five years there as Area Manager responsible for the development and operation of new concept units in London and the home counties.
In 1989, Michael joined the London office of Horwath Consulting and quickly became responsible for pioneering the company’s work in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS countries, gaining extensive experience in undertaking feasibility and strategic work for new hotel, real estate and leisure developments and the privatisation of state-owned hotels and tourism assets.
In 1994, the company re-branded as BDO Hospitality Consulting with Michael being promoted to associate director progressing to the role of director in 1996, continuing his responsibility for Central and Eastern Europe whilst also working on assignments in the UK, Middle East, Brazil and most importantly in Germany, where he was responsible for and an executive director of the firm’s joint venture with BDO GmbH, namely BDO Hospitality Consulting GmbH.
In January 1998, Michael and his fellow executive directors lead a management buy-out from BDO rebranding to TRI Hospitality Consulting in October 1999. Michael played a key role in helping the company establish a solid reputation as one of the leading firms of consultants in the sector and was primary responsible for generating fees for the company and directing assignments in Germany, Russia, CIS and Central Europe. At the beginning of 2001, Michael joined HVS International as director responsible for the development of new business opportunities for the company.
Michael has more than 25 years of experience in the international hotel sector and has specialised in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia/CIS since 1989 and is considered to be the leading expert in this region. In recognition of his knowledge of the region, Michael has moderated key discussion panels dedicated to hotel development in Russia and CIS countries at the International Hotel Investment Forum, Berlin, March 2008-15, Russia CIS Hotel Investment Forum, Moscow, October 2007-15, ProEstate Conference, St Petersburg, Russia, September 2007-10, GRI Conference, London, April 2007, the International Hotel Investment Conference, Rome, October 2006-09, Adam Smith Real Estate Conference, Moscow, May 2005-07, International Hotel Investment Conference, Monte Carlo, September 2005 and ProfitHotel, Warsaw, October 2005.
Michael then joined Horwath HTL in May 2002 as founding partner and managing director for Horwath HTL Hungary and Russia responsible for all assignments in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS. He has also been involved in projects throughout the world including Western Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Michael had been a member of the worldwide Horwath HTL committee for almost a decade.
During the last decade, Michael has been involved in hotel projects in over 40 different cities in Russia and CIS and has been successful in attracting international interest in the realisation of single asset and portfolio hotel projects. Horwath HTL Russia is considered to be market leaders in hospitality consulting in Russia. He has dealt with a broad range of clients from high net worth individuals to large international corporates.
Since early 2016, Michael has been operating as an independent consultant based out of London before joining Colliers International Hotel and Resorts team in London as a director in July 2017.
London - West End
Cherise has 14 years' experience in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry, providing consultancy advice across a broad range of sectors from hotels, golf resorts and spas, to exclusive-use venues and mixed-use developments.
She specialises in the hotel and extended stay sector, focusing primarily on market and financial feasibility studies, development advice, site and location analysis, best-use and concept development, and operator search, selection and negotiation.
Cherise also has a keen interest and expertise in preparing hotel need assessments and non-viability appraisals in support of planning applications for change of use.
London - West End
Senior Consultant within the hotels and resorts team, based out of the London office. I joined the team in 2018 with an established background in hotel consultancy, further supported by experience across hotel development and operations (UK&Ireland), exposure to global luxury hospitality PR and communications and a Masters in International Business.
My strengths focus on Feasibility and Viability Appraisals and Concept and Brand Development, with a particular interest in the lifestyle and leisure segments. Workstreams involve input into a broad range of projects at various stages of the development life cycle, from market viability assessment to financial feasibility and end product recommendation, working with a range of clients, operators, architects and funders, to compile projects that best meet market opportunities.
London - West End
Siddhika works in the Hotels & Resorts Consulting team as an Associate Director.
London - West End
Panos is an Analyst in the Hotels & Resorts Consulting team in the London office. He conducts market & financial feasibility studies, valuations, and operator search for hotels in the UK and other international destinations. Before joining Colliers International, Panos has worked several years in the hospitality sector.