Farazad Group Ltd. · 24 Jan
Boutique hotels have started facing increasing difficulties to operate. Hospitality giants such as Marriot International, Accor, and IHG are following an expansionary strategy by acquiring collections of boutique hotels. The goal is to expand their offerings to the clients and at the same time benefit from a larger market share, economies of scale and even internal capital markets up to an extent. On the other hand, boutique hotels and independent resorts are willing to join large hospitality chains in order to benefit not only from bigger and potentially more efficient marketing but also from boosted operational margins.
Farazad Group Ltd. · 27 Aug
According to an AMPM Hotel supply statistics (October 2018), approximately 150,000 new hotel rooms are expected to enter London by 2020. Research by Knight Frank indicates that investment in the UK hotel industry reached £7.4 billion, demonstrating a 29% year-on-year rise and a £1.7 billion increase in 2018 alone. This extraordinary growth was due to a 50% increase in international investment, with overseas buyers accounting for £4.9 billion invested into the UK hotel market with Asian investors such as mainland China, Singapore and Hong Kong being principally responsible.