Issue 4: 5th February 2020

    Wembley scores high with PRS backers

    Investors are queuing up to back a new wave of purpose-built rental properties around the UK. And projects are drawing in former hoteliers, aware they need to deliver a hotel-like platform of support to deliver real value to residents. Goldman Sachs has provided GBP150m of funding for developer Quintain, to add the next phase of [...]

    easyHotel finesses growth plans

    Super budget hotel brand easyHotel has set its sights on building its presence in mainland European cities, as the company adjusts to a new senior team. The change in strategy will see it deploy its own capital building the portfolio in key tier one cities, relying on franchisees to grab opportunities in secondary locations. New [...]

    Fund moves into management

    Investors seeking exposure to the international hotel marketplace continue to enjoy an ever-broader choice of where to place their cash. The funds continue to make their mark, picking off-plan deals in a bid to ensure decent returns. Now Schroders Real Estate has launched a new fund, promising a more hands-on approach to value-add investment, by [...]

    Accor’s one-stop tech solution

    Accor and Sabre have agreed to work together on a new IT platform that promises to be the first “unified central reservation and property management platform for the global hospitality industry”. The new platform has the lofty aims of meeting the needs of all types of hotels, globally. “These capabilities will combine within a new [...]