Issue 45: 12th December 2019

    Radisson brushes up on its German

    Hotel groups are ignoring short term concerns over economic conditions and strong pipeline, and doubling down on their commitment to growing portfolios in Germany and surrounding countries. Radisson has just announced it will accelerate expansion of its Radisson flags in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A strategic joint venture sees the group working with German developer [...]

    Disruptors rack up losses

    Disruptors continue to plough money into the Indian marketplace, with hotels a key part of the consumer landscape that companies such as Amazon and Oyo want to dominate. Amazon, which is reckoned to have racked up losses to date of around USD1bn in its Indian operation, is set to start offering hotel bookings via its [...]

    Flexible office market shakeout

    Flexible workspace providers are reformatting their offerings, as the sector resets following the downturn in fortunes of WeWork. While some operators are coming under pressure, others are launching fresh ventures into the space, and established incumbents are preparing for consolidation. At WeWork, expansion plans are on hold, as office landlords question the risk attached to [...]

    Aparthotel operators look for mainstream money

    Operators in the serviced apartment space are preparing for a new wave of development, as the niche attracts more mainstream investors. The moves include putting well-connected board members in place, as has happened recently at both the Staycity and Room2 groups. While the potential for attracting new money into the niche has been demonstrated by [...]