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Hotel Consulting & Asset Management

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Our Pillars of Action

We’re able to offer even more value to your hotel project, by providing you with all the technical elements to your operation.

Investment & Development
  • Determine investment opportunities, intermediation and financing

  • Undertake analysis of background and market opportunity, cost estimation and financial hypothesis

  • Conceptual planning, investment analysis and operator scouting

Consulting & Auditing
  • Technical, financial and hospitality due diligence and consolidated reporting

  • Technical project audit, capital investment estimates, amount surveys and architectural

  • Feasibility studies, interior design and project management

  • Negotiation with investors or banks and negotiation methodology

Project & Asset Management
  • Technical support with construction and pre-opening hospitality services

  • Project management services for new development, take over, repositioning and partial refurbishments

  • Asset management for increasing profitability and ROI

 
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Investor & Developer Support

Project and Construction Management is developed with the client’s perspective and needs in mind. We coordinate contract and partners teams on pre-construction and/or acquisition phases in order to achieve the hotel’s project goals in relation to cost targets and deadlines, as well as guaranteeing the quality of the technical supervision.

The scope of our services includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
  • Purchase and sale support

  • Due diligence execution

  • Monitoring of hotel construction and refurbishment projects

  • Conceptual planning

  • Investment analysis

  • Strategy formulation

  • Architectural and design briefs

Hotel Key
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Hotel Operator Search & Selection

We inform our clients on the selection of operators that are most suited to each property. During our time within the industry, we have worked with, or have become well informed, about the majority of Hotel Operators in Spain, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

 

We have also had opportunities to work with a number of these companies before starting our hotel consultancy. As a result, we have gained valuable and extensive knowledge of markets, such as:

 

  • Performing methodical selection processes in order to create a shortlist of operators, product and financial requirements (under lease, franchise, management, etc.) which are most appropriate 

  • Guidance through key aspects of the contract negotiation

  • Minimising costs for modifying brand standards or refurbishment work that may be required

  • Support with negotiations of the required CAPEX levels

  • Make certain that agreed financial guarantees are in place for our client

  • Ensuring a slick process from start to finish of a hotel's opening, in the case of projects or refurbishments.

Hotel Development, Investment & Lease

We are practical and intelligent hotel expert brokers, aligned with the interests of our clients. We are capable of identifying investment opportunities that fit with specific requirements regarding the targetted geographical area, market level and return on equity. We advance clients development aims and objectives efficiently, so we get them to their goal in the best time possible. 

Dining Room

Building mandates for both hotel owners and investors. Support with expansion strategies for hotel groups. Implementing various hotel transactions including hotels, resorts, hostels and tourist apartments.

Assessing potential changes in product type or category, as well as assisting with change of use permissions in order to convert residential or office buildings into hotels. 

Executing due diligence studies before the acquisition or lease of a property in the financial, legal, fiscal, technical and labour areas.

Performing preliminary feasibility and market studies, business plan development and financial forecasting.

Support with all business elements of contract negotiations for both the ownership and the operation.

Reducing refurbishment or FF&E upgrades costs.

 
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Business Planning, Feasibility and

Market Studies

We assess how viable each project and transaction is, looking at performance within specific markets.

 

  • Evaluating the financial feasibility of new hotel and tourism developments (hotels, hostels, resorts, glamping, tourist apartments, golf courses, marinas, etc.)

  • Analysing both the acquisition or disposal of hotel assets and projects, or projecting lease estimates

  • Performing complete due diligence processes (financial, management, staff, equipment, regulation compliance, sales & marketing, etc.)

  • Understanding and investigating markets or market segments performance (city areas, leisure destinations, regions, countries, particular product segments, etc.)

  • Reassess the suitability of alternative leisure real estate models such as condo-hotels, vacation clubs, fractional ownership and destination clubs

  • Examine and alter other firms or institutions feasibility studies and their accuracy

 

Project Management

We always have the client’s viewpoint and requirements in mind when developing any Project and Construction Management. In order to reach the hotel's goals, we facilitate contract and partner teams on pre-construction and/or acquisition phases. We do this with a strong understanding of cost targets and deadlines as well as guaranteed high-quality technical supervision.

  • Bidding & negotiations

  • Architectural & design briefs

  • Design management & coordination

  • Monitoring of hotel construction and refurbishment projects

  • Construction management & coordination

  • FF&E procurement & installation management

  • Construction management – hotel & general contractor budget/bid services

  • Supervision & selection of general contractor bid process

  • Final project cost analysis & closeout

  • Post opening evaluations

  • Schedule of warranties

  • Preventative maintenance

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Startup Room

Asset Management Services

We continue to support hotel owners, banks and investment funds throughout the lifetime of their hotel assets, no matter how long or short.  For contract interpretation disputes, we can act as external mediators when needed. We oversee all hotel operators managing the assets to ensure we obtain the greatest possible return and accomplish satisfactory asset value increase for our client:

Conducting initial diagnosis of all areas and the competitive performance of the hotel.

Working alongside our client to create a plan of action for the hotel’s performance.

Supporting annual budget negotiations, both management and capex, at the highest quality needed for the asset and market. 

Initiating reports for our clients that evaluate the growth of all departments within the hotel, areas of opportunity and recommend measures of improvement.

Establishing an agreed strategy between the hotel chain and hotel owner.

Providing hotel interim management services for client properties when needed, usually distressed debt situations with banks, etc.