Success Stories:

  • Valuations SS

    Valuation – Former Yugoslavia

    Overview: Horwath HTL was instructed to prepare a Market Valuation for lending purposes of a hotel portfolio with a combined 500+ bedrooms.

    Solution: The portfolio comprised three operational hotels with a mix of historic period and more modern buildings, which between them held a dominant position in the local market for quality hotel rooms. At the time of the valuation the portfolio was owner operated.

    Impementation: Our valuation was completed on time.

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    Dubai Skyscraper and Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates
    Strategic Advice

    Strategic Brand Development Advice – Middle East

    Overview: Horwath HTL worked with a brand agency to create a solid strategic foundation for the hospitality division of client’s holding and define a clear brand product architecture.

    Solution: Horwath HTL’s scope of work included extensive market research with a focus on the upper upscale and luxury hotel markets on a global and regional level.

    Implementation: Our findings and recommendations were presented in a series of workshops with the client and the client is currently implementing the brand strategy.

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  • Skyline of Doha, Qatar during sunset.
    Strategic Advice

    Strategic Corporate Structuring Advice – GCC

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to assist with the proposed restructuring of the hotel development and hotel holding divisions of a major sovereign wealth fund.

    Solution: Our focus was on working closely with the client to help them identify the optimum corporate holding structure and provide recommendations with regards to an appropriate management structure and key executives for the future company.

    Implementation: The client completed its restructuring.

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    Strategic Advice

    Strategic Advice & Due Diligence – London, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to provide asset reviews and pre-sale advice to the owners of two upscale boutique hotels.

    Solution: Our main scope of work included: operational reviews, contract reviews, preparation of documents for the data room as well as general transaction advice.

    Implementation: The properties were subsequently sold for an undisclosed price.

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  • Big Ben and Westminster bridge at dusk
    Planning & Development

    Feasibility Study – London, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to undertake a short feasibility study for a select service upscale hotel.

    Description of Project: Horwath HTL provided an understanding of the key parameters affecting the positioning of the future project and its anticipated financial performance.

    Solution: Our Market and Feasibility Study was used for financing purposes and the hotel subsequently opened in 2013.

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    "St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium bridge (London, England)."
    Planning & Development

    Feasibility Study – London, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to provide a market and financial feasibility study in respect of a 42-key suite-led boutique hotel in the Midtown area of London, to be set within a historic Grade II listed building.

    Solution: The project was divided into two phases. The first phase, undertaken in 2012, consisted of a high-level analysis of the viability of the proposed development.

    Implementation: The property is currently scheduled to open by the end of 2016.

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  • Planning and Development SS
    Planning & Development

    Feasibility Study – Cambridgeshire, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL was mandated to provide a comprehensive market & feasibility study for a proposed budget hotel as well as a due diligence report on a development offer on the site of a major leisure ground on the outskirts of Cambridge.

    Solution: The aim was to grant a hotel developer or operator a ground lease. Horwath HTL was approached to conduct a market and feasibility study for the purposes of validating the feasibility of the proposed development, and of assessing the potential ground rent.

    Implementation: Our recommendations and analysis of the proposed hotel helped the client to negotiate preferable terms to the development offer.

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    Planning and Development SS
    Planning & Development

    Football stadium, Brentford, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL has been working with the owners of Brentford Football Stadium on their proposed redevelopment of the site.

    Solution: Our team undertook extensive local research and conducted a full analysis of the scheme in order to fully understand the opportunity for the proposed hotel component.

    Implementation: The project remains on-going.

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    Asset Management

    Asset Managment in the CIS

    Overview: Horwath HTL has been retained since 2014 to provide full operational asset management services to the developer-owners of a portfolio of four properties.

    Solution: In-depth analysis of both internal and industry benchmark data to support them in developing and implementing clear strategies to drive their respective businesses forward.

    Implementation: The instruction was renewed for 2015 and again for 2016.

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    Health & Wellness

    Luxury Wellness Resort, Costa Rica

    Project Overview: 800 acre plot of land located within the Costa Rican rainforest, identified as one of the most biodiverse places on the planet .

    Horwath HTL Solution: Develop a harmonious wellness community where guests can find a balance between the natural and modern world, where their health and well-being are served by ancient and indigenous wisdom as well as 21st century innovations .

    Project Status: The Resort is currently in schematic design, scheduled to open in 2018.

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    Health & Wellness

    The Ritz-Carlton Hainan Island

    Project Overview: Luxury spa and wellness facility with a luxury resort on Hainan Island, China. 2,000 square meters of new construction, which is designed in a Spanish theme …
    Horwath HTL Solution: An indoor and outdoor luxury spa facility that is a blend of luxury treatment suites, traditional treatment rooms, and heat and thermal experiences …
    Project Status: The resort, including the spa, is scheduled to open in 2016.

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    Health & Wellness

    Luxury Spa, Venice, Italy

    Project Overview: Luxury spa and wellness facility that is within a luxury resort on the island of Isola delle Rose in the Venetian Lagoon.

    Horwath HTL Solution: Develop a luxury spa facility that works within the historic building structures that were already onsite and supports the overall positioning strategy of the Hotel.

    Project Status: The spa facility is operating and was recently awarded “Best New European Spa 2015” by Senses, “Best Beauty and Anti-Aging Spa” by Wellness Travel Award 2015, and “Best Wow Factor” by Wellness Travel Award 2015.

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  • Fisheye shot - Direction Sign to Courchevel and Meribel in the skiresort Val Thorens, France with mountainrange in the background.
    Tourism & Leisure

    City of Saint Bon, Courchevel, French Alps

    Project Overview: The resort of Courchevel observed that customers increasingly ask for more than just skiing. The challenge is to develop summer tourism. Hence Courchevel developed a leisure and wellness center organized around a pool complex in the center of the project organized around 3 areas (Sport, evasion, welfare), a large hall dedicated to the hosting of sport and cultural events (up to 2 500 spectators), a seminar center, a multimedia library, restaurants and shopping areas and comfort and outsid e facilities (parking, etc..)

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    Putra Mosque is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Building on the left is Perdana Putra which is Malaysian Prime Minister's office.
    Tourism & Leisure

    Putrajaya Masterplan – Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Office: Horwath HTL Singapore

    Category: Tourism and Leisure

    Scope of Work: Urban Master Planning

    Description of Project: Horwath HTL was engaged by Putrajaya Holdings, the developer of Putrajaya (the green field new federal city located south of kuala Lumpur) to assist in planning the hotel components to be included in the new city master plan. As part of the assignment, Horwath HTL conducted extensive market research on the level of existing and potential future demand levels and characteristics to be generated in and around Putrajaya to recommend the optimal number, size, type and location of the hotels to be incorporated in the overall project plan. We further assisted in identifying appropriate potential operators for the hotels to be included in the first phase of development.

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  • New centre of Astana capital city of Kazakhstan with landmark Baiterek tower at sunset
    Tourism & Leisure

    Kazakhstan – Industry and Development Institute System Plan for Tourism Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Office: Horwath HTL France

    Category: Tourism development strategy

    Scope of Work: In 2012, Horwath HTL network (Zagreb, Paris, Moscow offices), was mandated by the Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute (KIDI) to elaborate the first tourism policy and objective setting document in the country.

    Description of Project: Strategic vision of tourism by 2020 ; planning and implementation of the Kazakh tourism development program (evaluation of tourism investment projects, of State-supported measures, …)

    Project Status: Assignment completed in 2012 / 2013 – Under application

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