dga Business Development, Hotel & Leisure Sector

Project Examples

Assignments providing support to clients in the last 3 years include:


Market assessment and Operator Search

  • Introducing an international operator to a European based development partner
  • Finding suitable operating partners for a hotel site in central Amsterdam
  • Helping a developer assess options for a site in Bath

Owner /Investor Representation

  • Assisting the principal debt funder in a £30m Hilton hotel development from inception of the project through various legal,operational and management challenges over a 2 year period (in association with legal and other advisers)
  • Acting for the owner of a hotel/pub asset in the identification of potential acquirers/operators and the subequent sale of the property to Greene King

 Planning Support

  • Assisting the owners of a prvately run hotel obtain planning for a new Spa facility
  • Assisting the planners determine the extent of budget hotel development that could be supported in their market
  • Preparing the market case for a change of use of a hotel for its new owners and their planning consultant to identify the effect on the local hotel market
  • Helping a site owner prepare the market case for a sensitive UK hotel site
  • Working with HIA on various Q hotel group sites in preparing the market case to support plannning applications for extensions
  • Working with Hotel solutions for a site owner in Darlington to prepare the market case for the development of a limited service hotel on a site outside of the planning zone

Development/Acquisition related

  • Preparing the business case for a prime hotel development in Amsterdam
  • Carrying out market assessment,management interviews and due diligence for a US based investor seeking to acquire 2 hotels in Spain
  • Helping the private owners of a fomer hospitality asset explore residential and care home options and JVs for the site
  • Assisting identify potential owners for two pub sites and helping prepare a bid
  • Ageas (RoseBowl) hotel development involvement over 2 years

Research & Services

  • Research into the Stadium Hotels market-interviewing owners, hotel operators and property and architect professionals involved to prepare a  marketing booklet for Hilton  
  • Select brokerage assignments for European hotel and property assets with Sherrard Development including properties in Italy
  • Strategic research into the pod hotel market and assessing a town hall site for hotel development