IHIF 2014
 
IHIF 2014
02 MARCH 2014 12:12 PM

Investors converged on Berlin during the International Hotel Investment Forum to discuss the state of the global hotel industry.

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Global investors like Europe’s direction
By Jeff Higley
Investors tell International Hotel Investment Forum delegates they expect European banks to begin releasing their stranglehold on hotel assets.

Hotel pundits upbeat despite some bumps ahead
By Terence Baker
Expect some hiccups as the hotel industry begins to transition from recovery to normalcy, according to panelists during the International Hotel Investment Forum.

Hotel CEOs: Get tough on OTAs
By Terence Baker
Hoteliers must claw back the ground they lost to online travel agencies, according to a panel of global CEOs during the International Hotel Investment Forum.

Economic strength bears opportunity in Germany
By Jeff Higley
Germany’s hotel industry is in a position of strength, and panelists speaking at the International Hotel Investment Forum said there are many opportunities for expansion.

Exit strategy critical even in strong market
By Terence Baker
The upside to hotel markets might mean assets are easier to sell, but experts say it is a mistake not to formulate an exit strategy when the property is first purchased.

Clarity vital to owner-operator relationship
By Terence Baker
Clarity, trust, structure, teamwork and transparency remain vital to the owner-operator relationship, especially in an increasingly globalized hotel sector, sources said.
 
By Jeff Higley
Up-and-coming executives stress the importance of basic investment strategies during a panel discussion at the recent International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin.
By Terence Baker
Ian Schrager still burns with the passion to create the world’s best hotels.
 
Interstate's European plan in full growth mode
By Jeff Higley
Interstate Hotels & Resorts CEO Jim Abrahamson sees plenty of opportunity for growth in Europe as he looks to redouble the management company’s size during the next few years.
 
By Jeff Higley
As investor at Colony Capital, Sébastien Bazin kept Accor’s leadership on its toes. Now as Accor’s CEO he hopes to deliver results.
 
By Jeff Higley
With U.S.-based companies dominating the hotel landscape in America, Accor's Sébastien Bazin will keep his company’s focus on expanding elsewhere around the globe.
 
By Jeff Higley
Accor’s Sébastien Bazin told HNN his financial background and experience in hotel investment will benefit the company as it fine tunes its approach to owning real estate.
 
By Terence Baker
REITs wish to be more active across Europe but face more complex laws as those in the U.S.

By Terence Baker
Corinthia Hotels is targeting gateway cities in Europe and North American but also widening its footprint in such destinations as Nigeria, Libya, Sudan and Sicily.


Sébastien Bazin's view from the top 

Accor's Bazin talks growth 

Bazin outlines Accor investment strategy 

 

 

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