dga Business Development, Hotel & Leisure Sector

Project Examples

Our latest news-November 2015- concerns the formation of Arc Consulting Partners www.arc-cp.com . We are proud to have teamed up with colleagues who offer complementary and wide ranging skills to provide an overarching approach to the Hospitality,Real Estate and Tourism sectors internationally. We can now act as an Owners Representative to provide services ranging from market research, concept identification and design,planning support, cost appraisal,project management through to asset management. 


Client assignments providing support in the last 3 years include:


Market assessment and Operator Search

  • Assiting the owners of a site seeking to develop a wellness related destination with research into competitive units and pricing
  • 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