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06 05 2021

Will the bounce be high enough? The hotel sector post lockdown

Whether you are still facing the challenges of closure and preparation for re-opening, deciding how to change your marketing strategy or dealing with possible insolvency – these are very challenging times for the hospitality sector. With all but a few hotels still closed, and reopening decisions taken out of the control of owners and operators, what can we expect for the lodging industry in the next few years?

21 04 2021

Workcation – the hospitality fix we have all been waiting for?

In 2020, we have witnessed a large share of the office workforce adopting remote working and several companies making this switch permanent. This will affect the travel industry as leisure tourists will become the main segment and many of us will opt for workcation periods being able to work remotely and choosing a vacation setting to enjoy life after work.

18 03 2021

International Women’s Day Spotlight

As part of our International Women's Day celebrations, Gabriele Kiessling, Director at PKF hotelexperts, sat down (virtually) with Jack Wallsworth to discuss what this annual celebration and equality mean to her.

01 03 2021

PKF leads a Women in Hospitality (WiH) panel discussion on the Global Hospitality Market

On February 19, 2021, almost a year since all travel virtually ceased, Women in Hospitality (WiH) gathered industry experts Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO at JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, Karen Friebe, Partner and International Head of Hotels at Bird & Bird, and Channing Henry, Managing Director & Head of US at PKF hotelexperts group, moderating the panel, to discuss the global hospitality industry and what to expect going forward. While changes of ownership may not be the overlying result of the Covid pandemic, other changes will most definitely occur.

18 02 2021

Building Black Culture in Hospitality

From the Green Book in 1964 to today’s Homage Hospitality, PKF hotelexperts explores some of the historic contributions and on-going progression of Black hoteliers in the US hotel industry.

25 01 2021

#inittogether – Will We See Structural Change in Lease Agreements?

Seemingly secure and profitable lease agreements became riskier from one day to the other. Both operators and asset owners are struggling in the current situation, but some more than others. Do we need to rethink how a true partnership looks like in - good and bad times? Our thoughts on what could be done to be ready for the #roaring 20s.

16 12 2020

Setting a Direction of Travel for the Tourism Industry

The corona virus pandemic has understandably had a huge impact on the travel and tourism industry across the globe. That means there are short-term and longer-term ramifications for its structure, and the businesses that operate within. Some of these businesses, along with the destinations themselves, will adapt and thrive. Others might not. So, what are the factors that will influence how things pan out?

30 11 2020

Asset and Performance Management Update

In this update, our asset and performance management team share some takeaways based on our experience gained from our ongoing asset management assignments overseeing hotels for owners, as well as from one-off engagements conducting, amongst others, performance and operational reviews along with contract and fee assessments.

20 10 2020

The Hospitality Industry – Where Do We Go From Here?

Owners and/or operators of hotels and restaurants are facing unprecedented times. With the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not difficult to imagine that the economic impact could linger on for several more months and potentially years to come. Although hotel and restaurant sectors are hoping for a vaccine to cure economic ills, a recent Gallup poll showed that 35% of the U.S. population would opt not to take it, which would further delay the recovery.

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