A deep dive into the UK hospitality sector: The AHC Advisory Board

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Join us for a brief overview of our recent AHC Advisory Board Virtual Meeting, chaired by Alexi Khajavi, president of Questex Travel and Hospitality, and Jonathan Langston, chairman and founder of HotStats to discuss the state of the hospitality industry. The board’s insights shape the programme of The AHC 2021 which will take place on the 22-23 November at the Manchester Convention Centre.  

An informative discussion into the state of the UK hotel industry, the opportunities that have been carved by the pandemic for investors, developers and operators alike and predictions for the road ahead. 

Register now for The AHC 2021 to take advantage of an early bird rate. 

In the meantime, we invite you to join us at both The International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) 1-3 September 2021 and Adjacent Spaces on Tuesday 2nd September 2021 in Berlin 

Our sincere thanks to the Advisory Board Members for their time, energy, support and insights during the meeting: 

  • Adrian Ruch, Director, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Choice Hotels International 
  • Nadeem Boghani, Vice Chairman, Splendid Hospitality 
  • Andrew Robb, CFO, RBH Hospitality Management 
  • Carl Ridgley, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield 
  • Dan Williams, Head of Hotel and Real Estate Finance, Clydesdale Bank 
  • David Curtis-Brignell MBE, Business Advisor, Tourism & Hospitality, Tourism Reimagined 
  • David Orr, CEO, Resident Hotels 
  • Jacqueline Reid, Associate Vice President -Sales -UK, Ireland, Iceland, Portugal and Brazil, RateGain 
  • Keith Evans, Chief Investment & Development Officer, Ennismore 
  • Kerr Young, Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL 
  • Kevin Edwards, Global Business Development Director, Alliants 
  • Lionel Benjamin, Co-founder, AGO Hotels 
  • Lissa Engle, Managing Director, Berkeley Capital Group 
  • Mike Grove, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, HotStats 
  • Nick Northam, Executive Vice President-International, Interstate 
  • Nick Smart, Vice President Development-North and West Europe, Hilton Hotels 
  • Patrick Grant, Partner, Alpha Real Capital 
  • Paul Gorry, Principal Sales & Marketing Manager, Willmott Dixon 
  • Paul Thomas, Senior Director, International Development, Marriott International 
  • Peter Anscomb, Senior Corporate Director, Edwardian Hotels London 
  • Philip Lassman, VP Development North Europe, Accor 
  • Rob Paterson, CEO, Best Western 
  • Robert Alley, Chief Operating Officer, RoomzzzAparthotels 
  • Robert Holland, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hotelpartner 
  • Shona Whitehead, Managing Partner, Cogent Blue 
  • Thomas Emanuel, Director, STR 


We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester Central on the 22-23 November. 

The AHC Team