18 October 2018

Breakfast Briefing: The new European hotel market

European hotels are forecast to see unprecedented growth over the near-term future, join us to discuss the concerns and the areas for best performance



Date: 18 October 2018


Venue: DLA Piper, 3 Noble St, London, EC2V 7EE, UK


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Breakfast Briefing: The new European hotel market

European hotels are forecast to see unprecedented growth over the near-term on high occupancy levels, rising average daily room rates, and increasing RevPAR. What’s even more notable is that this growth is evenly spread across core and non-core Eurozone markets. The discussion will focus on the subsectors that are seeing the best performance, highlight areas of concern, and dig into how some players are technology and environmental strategies to rise above their peers.

Agenda:

08:00    Networking & Snacks
08:30    Panel discussion
10:00    Close

Speakers: 

 

Asli Kutlucan, Partner, Cycas Hospitality

Asli brings over 20 years of working in hospitality to Cycas, as well as a range of skills and experiences developed in places as far afield as Turkey, the United States of America, Europe and Africa. This geographical spread combines with a rich and varied range of expertise to create the kind of skill set required by Cycas. Specifically this involves the ability to specialise in full service and extended stay hotel operations as well as development. Her responsibilities at Cycas include acquisition, negotiation and the execution of deals across the UK and continental Europe.

Before joining Cycas, Asli spent two years as a lecturer at the Akilah Institution for Women in Rwanda, teaching hospitality and entrepreneurship. She also established her own consultancy, working with private investors interested in the food, beverage and hotel sector, whilst she developed and opened Rwanda’s first boutique hotel. She was also part of the advisory group of the Rwanda Development Board; a governmental think tank to develop tourism in the country. Moving to London, Asli became general manager for Frasers Hospitality. This entailed being responsible for Frasers Suites Kensington and five other London properties, and opening and managing two country house hotels in Warwickshire.


 

Bumjoo Maclennan, Director – Hotel Transactions, Europe, Invesco Real Estate

Bumjoo Maclennan is a Director of transactions for the Hotel Fund Management team atInvesco Real Estate (IRE), a dedicated specialist team who manage IRE’s investment in the hotel real estate sector. She joined the team in July 2015, bringing with her 17 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.

Before joining IRE, Bumjoo worked for Intercontinental Hotels Group, most recently acting as a project manager in their merger and acquisitions team. Bumjoo has a Masters in Management of Hospitality from Cornell University in the US and a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University in South Korea.


 

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