Stakeholder Alignment

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Video - In Focus

A Seat At The Table: What does investing in Technology mean?

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We asked our IHIF AB does profit really matter? Having reviewed how and if profit matters, the panel are now looking at how to sustain that profit by investing in technology. But what does investing in technology mean? 

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    Video - In Focus
    Hotel management agreements: are we seeing an evolution in performance clauses and hurdles?  This week Alexi Khajavi sat down with Karen Friebe of Bird & BIrd to discuss hotel management agreements as well as WiH's first global, industry-wide survey which addresses female representation in the industry.  Not to be missed! 
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    Video - R&R
    The R&R Advisory Board met virtually on the 24th February to discuss the major trends leading to the recovery of the leisure hospitality sector.  In a meeting hosted by Alexi Khajavi, Mark Cheney, and Julie Rey-Gore, the panel shared their insights on the new travel and development trends, investor sentiment and stakeholder alignment in the new landscape. The overall feeling was one of strong fundamentals in the sector, in which partnerships are increasingly important but where cautiousness must remain. 
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    How are stakeholders innovating to support each other, ensuring a strong recovery? Where are the opportunities to innovate for owners and brands and how will it impact the guest? Pritchard asks what it will cost the owners and how can they measure a return on that investment. In this discussion, sustainability, talent, and technology are just some of the topics in review.  Are brands doing enough to demonstrate the value that they bring? As Harnisch highlights "the need to invest in innovation is higher than ever but the ability to do so is very low." It comes at a cost and owners are already looking for more transparency of costs and system fees. Anand adds that Marriott are looking at how they can deliver the best returns for the owners, as they assess their competitiveness in the market while Menis Dyksztein mentions flexible lease structures which will be more agreeable for both owner and operator. Lean in for expert opinions and insight from our IHIF Advisory Board.  Hosted by Alexi Khajavi, President of Questex Hospitality & Travel, Jonathan Langston, Chair IHIF Advisory Board with guests: Satya Anand, President, EMEA, Marriott International Olivier Harnisch, Head of Hospitality, Public Investment Fund Paula Menis Dyksztein, COO, Excem Real Estate S.L.  Owen Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer, Hotels, CBRE.  Never miss a thing, keep up to date with the IHIF event and news here. 
  • INtel – A Bimonthly Guide

    Intel Feb. 2021 Stakeholder Alignment: The Value of Brands

    Welcome to the first of our INtel of 2021. In this issue, we’re going to look in-depth at Stakeholder Alignment. 

    Relations between hospitality stakeholders, particularly hotel owners and brands, have always been a delicate balance. 2020 has thrown in a whole new level of complexity as all parties were trying to keep their businesses alive. Will lessons be learnt from the pandemic on how to improve these relations?

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    Trends
    While “uncertainty and cautiousness” plagued hotel investor interest in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the commercial real estate services company believes the global lodging industry is poised to rebound in 2021, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality's 2021 Hotel Investment Outlook. 
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    Technology
    A the third Hotel Optimization virtual event, a panel of representatives of Choice Hotels International, Blue Chip Hotels and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts examined how hoteliers can use technology to lower their bottom line. Diane Estner, Founder, DANNI Enterpriseson how hoteliers can use technology to lower their bottom line.
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    If you’re a brand company which has management or franchise agreements with a Reit  - and that’s a fair few, given that Reits aren’t allowed to get into putting the mint on the pillow game themselves - you will have been watching SVC’s antics with a quickly-beating heart.
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    Pandemic
    Service Properties Trust has received a notice of termination from Hyatt with respect to the management agreement for 22 Hyatt Place hotels owned by subsidiaries of SVC.
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    Results
    Dalata Hotel Group said that it was working with developers and site owners around the UK on potential new developments, with investors drawn to the group’s strong covenants.