Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, offers its guests
and partners the dual expertise of a hotel operator and brand franchisor (HotelServices)
and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest) with the objective of
ensuring lasting growth and harmonious development for the benefit of the
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences.
IHG® hosts over 170 million guest nights per year in over 5,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world. We operate a broad portfolio of 10 preferred brands and have the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme, IHG Rewards Club, with almost 94 million members.
Our focus is building your business with the right brand in the right place at the right price. Whether you choose to franchise with us or opt for an IHG management contract, we understand what it takes to build the successful relationships upon which long-term businesses are founded. Through scale and experience, IHG is committed to supporting you every step of the way: from the first discussion about your hotel project to putting heads on beds once it opens.
IHG has become one of the largest hotel companies in the world through preferred brands, pioneering technology and profitable partnerships with those who share our vision to create Great Hotels Guests Love.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the leading global hotel management company.
Hotel owners, developers and guests discover the Interstate difference in our 430 hotels with more than 79,000 rooms located throughout the United States and around the world.
Our rich history spanning 55 years of innovation, consistency and success is unmatched in the hospitality industry, making Interstate the preferred hotel management company of major global brands.
From the beginning, Interstate Hotels & Resorts has held fast to a core set of values that have shaped how we’ve operated, grown and prospered. We believe in delivering excellence. It is this unwavering commitment to our founding beliefs that continues to guide us as we help hotel owners and our associates succeed in any marketplace through any economic cycle.
Marriott International manages and franchises hotels and resorts under 18 brands, including (within Europe) Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Marriott Executive Apartments and MOXY. In the UK and Ireland, Marriott is currently represented by 65 hotels across nine brands.
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group serves as the hospitality industry’s global leader in real estate services for luxury, upscale, select service and budget hotels; timeshare and fractional ownership properties; convention centers; mixed-use developments and other hospitality properties.
The firm’s more than 320 dedicated hotel and hospitality experts partner with investors and owner/operators around the globe to support and shape investment strategies that deliver maximum value throughout the entire lifecycle of an asset. In the
last five years, the team completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality
real estate advisor in the world totalling more than £32 billion, while also completing approximately 4,500 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments.
The group’s hotels and hospitality specialists provide independent, expert and local advice to clients backed by industry-leading research. Our delegation at AHC this year includes a range of experts helping you to finance, build, operate, manage, and buy or sell property in the hotels and hospitality sector.
Since the Company was founded in 2002 by Frank Reeves, Avvio has consistently broken new ground with cutting-edge technologies that enable hotels to drive considerable growth in direct bookings and reduce their dependence on OTA channels.
Avvio’s advanced booking engine is exclusively designed to match the ever-evolving requirements of hotelsand serviced-apartment operators. It is supported by best-in-class website design, superior analytics and reporting and cutting-edge digital marketing services. At Avvio, the unyielding focus centres on improving booking conversion rates on the hotel’s website and delivering traffic that is inclined to ‘book direct’. Avvio’s relentless and specialist approach to conversion optimisation is what has ensured Avvio’s technology platform leads the field, helping hotels to truly compete, strengthen their direct sales channeland increase profits in an increasingly complex digital landscape.
Under Frank’s leadership, Avvio has consistently delivered results that impress and has grown to support a client base of over 350 hotels and serviced apartments across Ireland, the UK and North America.
“What separates Avvio in a noisy and confusing market is their ability to constantly deliver direct business growth for Gresham Hotels. Moving to Avvio was the best commercial decision we made this year.” Stephen Williams, Gresham Hotels, 2014
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking provides comprehensive financial services to businesses, including day-to-day banking services, lending packages and guidance.
Our specialist hotel teams understand the nuances of your sector, and work with you to make the most of challenges and opportunities in order to support your day-to-day and strategic needs. We can deliver blended funding packages to support acquisition and finance needs. We provide a suite of payment and receivables, risk management and cash management solutions, to ensure full customer support and help your business optimise its liquidity.
Our teams work as part of a broad professional network to ensure they always understand the macro and micro developments that impact the sector, and how they will affect our clients.
To find out more visit lloydsbank.com/commercialbanking
NatWest has supported the leisure sector for over 40 years. Our team of dedicated Leisure relationship managers, based throughout the UK, are focused on looking after businesses such as yours. They’ll work closely with you to understand your business and help you to reach your ambitions.
We’re a UK-based banking and financial services company, headquartered in Edinburgh. We provide a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers. Along with a number of other well-known brands including Royal Bank of Scotland, Citizens, Charter One, Ulster Bank and Coutts, we’re a subsidiary of RBS. We have a dedicated team of Leisure relationship managers based throughout the UK.
For more information on how we could help you, please contact Andrew Taylor, Head of Leisure at NatWest on 079 2080 6044 or email@example.com.
Neon Creations are specialists in creating unique, custom made neon signs and lights. With all design and manufacture undertaken in-house in our UK workshop, we are able to offer assurances of high quality materials and workmanship.
We undertake projects for both commercial and domestic settings, and have worked with clients across a wide variety of industries.
Our team are passionate about making neon lights, and love nothing more than transforming our client ideas and designs into neon.
Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank, together with its US alliance partner, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, operate from 417offices, in 58 countries, across six continents and has over 12,000 employees. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants.
For further information about the Company, please visit www.knightfrank.com.
We are expecting over 900+ registered the #AHC 2016. The
Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) is the UK's leading event in the
individual, boutique and consortium hotel owners, operators and managers
segment of the industry.
Target audience: Individual, boutique, consortium hotel owners, operators and managers, developers, investors, bankers, advisors, government agencies and other stakeholders.
The schedule: The AHC opens on the 12th October 2016 with registration, lunch, an afternoon of conferencing and our opening cocktail party. To register visit www.theahc.co.uk
The 13th October is a full–day event with guest speakers, knowledgeable panellists, and a choice of panel sessions, presentations, industry exhibitors, targeted and relevant delegates all sewn together with hours of networking.
Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, offers its guests and partners the dual expertise of a hotel operator and brand franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest) with the objective of ensuring lasting growth and harmonious development for the benefit of thegreater number.
With more than 3,600 hotels and 470,000 rooms, Accor welcomes business and leisure travelers in 92 countries across all hotel segments: luxury-upscale with Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, and Grand Mercure, midscale withNovotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure and Adagio and economy with Ibis, Ibis Styles, Ibis budget and HotelF1
The Group boasts a powerful digital ecosystem, notably its booking portal accorhotels.com, its brand websites and its loyalty program Le Club Accorhotels.
As the world’s top hospitality school, Accor is committed to developing the talents of its 170,000 employees in Accor brand hotels. They are the daily ambassadors of the culture of service and innovation that has driven the Group for over 45 years.
Aslotel recognises the mutual benefit of building strong relationships with our clients and our suppliers. We understand that your business depends on providing the best guest experience and we have nearly 40 years' experience of helping our clients to achieve that goal. We have the widest choice of products specially tailored to the hotel environment that include a select, extensive and high-quality range of internationally recognised branded toiletries and equipment items to meet your needs. Hotel bedroom and bathroom equipment from aslotel is designed to withstand the rigours of daily hotel life and created with the guest of today in mind which is why we go the extra mile in sourcing and creating equipment that is stylish, elegant and robust. The environment matters to aslotel and that is why we will always
BDRC Continental is the market leader in providing insight to the Hotels, Meetings and Hospitality sectors.
We have been helping brands get closer to their customers, improve guest experience and drive positive impact on the bottom line for more than three decades.
We are known for both award-winning bespoke research projects and for number of syndicated studies which include our renowned Hotel Guest Surveys, the VenueVerdict customer experience programmes and MeetingsMetrix.
1. Custom research providers: in brand, channel, compliance, customer, employee, market and product research
2. Mystery Guest inspections conducted worldwide
3. Hotel Guest Survey: the definitive source of global insight on hotel brand performance, marketdynamics and customer behaviour
4. MeetingsMetrix: a comprehensive view of meetings market dynamics, booker behaviour, brand performance and customer perception 5. VenueVerdict: providing intelligence about the client experience at hotels and meeting venues
Off the peg? Never. Run of the mill? No thanks. Generic? You cannot be serious. We're bespoke, and proud of it. The only common factors here are great service, a flair for hospitality and recognition that you want to be treated like an individual, not a room number. Each of our properties is tailored throughout to enhance its essential character and to meet the needs of you, the discerning guest. And people seem to like it. Our eclectic group of hotels just keeps on growing. Check in and check us out. And join the growing number of leisure and business guests who agree that it's better to be bespoke.
Black and White Hospitality is both a restaurant franchise and hotel management company.
The restaurant arm of our business sees us work alongside Marco Pierre White, who is an active shareholder of the business, to provide food and beverage solutions to hoteliers. We have five branded Marco Pierre White restaurants: Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Marco’s New York Italian, Wheeler’s of St. James’s, Mr White’s English Chophouse and Bardolino Pizzeria, Bellini & Espresso Bar. Our restaurant franchises have a proven track record of converting hotel sleepers into restaurant diners and increasing revenue and profitability within hotel restaurants.
As well as providing F&B solutions, we also offer a hotel management service.
The hotel management side of our business provides the best service and management solutions for your hotel.
Choice Hotels® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest hotel franchisors.
With more than 6,400 hotels in over 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms globally. As of 31 December 2015, 720 hotels were in our development pipeline.
Choice Hotels combines a proud 75-year heritage with effective distribution systems, hands-on support, sophisticated marketing and revenue management, plus a powerful global sales force; all designed to help enhance the performance of our franchised hotels.
Our company’s 11 different brands meet the needs of every type of travel and every kind of guest. Across each brand, we offer value, service and a genuine respect that encourages guest loyalty.
More than 25 million members worldwide are reaping the benefits of ourChoice Privileges® rewards programme, redeeming points towards free hotel room nights, airline rewards and much more.
For more information visit www.choicehotels.com or visit the franchising site at www.choicehotelsfranchise.com
Colliers International commercial real estate advisers offer a full range of property solutions. We are one of the UK’s top real estate advisory organisations. Our team of 30 hotel specialists work alongside developers, owners and investors in all aspects of hotel development, management of operations, ownership and financing investment portfolios. We offer a complete agency service for buying and selling hospitality businesses and a wide range of consultancy services from concept and strategy development, feasibility and RICS valuations, to securing operators.
Private UK hotels - Selling hotels, inns, guest houses, B&B's and pubs since 1960.
Corporate hotels - A specific focus on corporate and larger private UK hotels, with each of the team having more than 20 years’ experience.
Consultancy - We offer a range of professional advisory services, as well as market and financial feasibility studies.
Valuation - From B&B's, to 200+ bedroom independently owned hotels and hotel investments.
To gain a reputation for excellence and to change the way people perceive and work in our industry.
INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION The Dragonfly team have over 20 years’ experience in commercial contracting. Our turnkey services have resulted in our clients not only enjoying the spaces we help to create but also maximises user productivity and the efficiency of the building. Supported by our partners Dragonfly have the required skills to deliver projects from conception to handover including 3D design, project management , construction and maintenance. Our processes and services include a detailed specification and procurement strategy, creative finance packages and green/sustainable solutions. With full professional indemnity, insurances and industry accreditations you can be assured that the scheme will be delivered safely, on time and to the highest level.
FF&E Dragonfly are the FF&E specialists for sectors including leisure, healthcare, public sector, commercial and education. We provide turnkey solutions for contractors and end users in understanding the needs of the building and the users. Procuring and installing to specific programme deadlines Dragonfly are focused on the end in mind and this approach has helped complete the most complex projects undertaken in the UK. From bespoke joinery to loose furniture our unique approach and extensive market/product knowledge ensures that from take-off and specification to delivery and installation the right product is installed in the right location and to programme.
DESIGN Dragonfly can offer simple space planning or full, detailed workplace consultancy. Once a design is agreed, we will continue to develop the scheme into working, construction and site drawings. Our design process involves consultancy, space planning, working drawings, colour schemes and specifications, product selections, lighting and flooring solutions, 3d visualisation and VR.
easyHotel operate like no other hotel group - and what we do is very simple. We offer you, the guest, the very best prices and the promise of a good night of sleep guaranteed. You will find our hotels in urban and city centre locations, close to all the services, amenities and attractions that you need to make the most of your trip.
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences.
The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
Hilton HHonours members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonours app, where HHonours members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
Ready for a challenge we aim to establish a complete understanding of our client’s needs. We ask, listen & learn, then create, inspire and deliver. Previously known as LRW Interior Design, we have an enviable track-record for hotel design for top hotel brands. We also have a breadth of cross-sector experience which enables our team to turn our design skills to any project type.
KONCEPT has been established for 30 years (in our previous guise as LRW Interior Design) and has experienced continuous growth over this period. When required by the client we have access to resources such as three dimensional visualisation or project control systems without recourse to independent consultants. We pride ourselves in our pragmatic and pro-active approach to the design and construction process, and having no ‘house style’ we design to brief and budget, whilst responding to our clients requirements rather than dictating their needs.
LEACH RHODES WALKER
Leach Rhodes Walker are a UK based design focused architectural practice with an envious reputation for delivering high quality buildings. We are one of the leading UK architects in the hotel field currently delivering over 2,500 bedrooms in projects across the UK. Established for over 50 years we have the proven history and experience to tackle any project whilst injecting design flair and passion, ensuring what we deliver for the client is the very best that can be achieved. We have a portfolio that is second to none and have a strong presence in the commercial world. With offices in Manchester and London we can provide coverage across the UK and can have delivered projects from £500,000 to £500 million in size. Leach Rhodes Walker are passionate and driven by what we do whilst bringing a commercial knowledge to projects which we believe makes us unique in the marketplace.
Magnuson Hotels Reservation Systems offer managed GDS services, connecting hotels and chains to every major global corporate, government and international travel agency. Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, parent company Magnuson Hotels is a top 10 global hotel chain representing over 1,000 hotels across three continents and has been ranked #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing privately owned U.S. companies. For enquiries please contact Thomas Magnuson firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout its 60-year history, Meliá Hotels International has been firmly committed to international development. This has enabled the company, to position itself as the leading hotel company in Spain with presence in key emerging markets such as China, the Persian Gulf and the United States, while maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Meliá’s consolidated experience and expertise mean that it can offer a comprehensive service based on excellence and quality through a portfolio of solid, consistent brands which not only offer its guests unique experiences, but also generate clear value for hotel owners to optimize their investment. Meliá Hotels International is a friendly, accessible company. Its employees provide personalized attention to investors and promoters to define the hotel product which best fits each project. Meliá Hotels International offers the necessary services - from the most basic conceptualization of design, through operational, commercial and sales strategy – to position the asset at the most profitable end of scale.
Shield Safety Group are the UK’s leading provider of Food Safety, Fire Safety and Health & Safety services and software for large and small businesses. Established in 2003, Shield Safety Group have become the no.1 choice for risk and safety management across hospitality, retail, care homes, transport, distribution, housing associations and education sectors with our innovative approach. Our four divisions; Services, Software, Training and Resources provide businesses with all they need to ensure they are compliant, whilst saving time, money and hassle. As the largest employer of Environmental Health Practitioners in the UK, our audit and fire risk assessment service is unrivalled, with all other services designed and delivered using a bank of expertise. Our cloud-based software offers a unique solution to businesses as the system is fully responsive across all devices. This means that accountability is increased in-line with visibility of risk across an organisation.
Squire Patton Boggs is delighted to sponsor the Annual Hotel Conference 2016.
The hospitality industry is dynamic and can raise a multitude of complex and diverse legal issues. As an international law firm with 46 offices in 21 countries, we are on hand in the markets where our clients do business.
Our extensive team of lawyers brings expertise from all legal disciplines to provide a seamless service, combining legal and business know-how with an in-depth knowledge of the sector, to provide clients with advice tailored to their specific commercial needs across the spectrum of transactional and operational hospitality matters.
We are vastly experienced in negotiating and managing the difficult and varied issues of hotel and leisure developments and offer a complete project management service to clients including investors, owners, managers, franchisors, developers, lenders involved in hotels and resorts, pubs and bars, restaurants, spas, sports stadia, convention centres and arenas, and resort businesses.
We are leading edge furniture designers & manufacturers. Understanding furniture, customers & craftsmanship are at the very heart of what we do. Our experience in the high quality hospitality sector spans two decades. Everything that we do is focused on exceeding client’s expectations. Our workshop and stunning 12,000 square foot showroom is nestled in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, where we welcome you to experience at first hand how our dedicated design team and craftsmen bring the very best in fresh creative vision and English furniture manufacturing. “Whether it’s simple design or bespoke upholstery and fixed seating we have the ability and to deliver what you need as a designer or a direct client. Please explore our ranges of hotel and restaurant furniture on our website & call us to arrange a consultation at our showroom and factory or a site visit at your venue.” – Claire Fox, Director. Claire Fox 07947 161 513 email@example.com
Tails are experts at premixing, batching and imbibing cocktails.
We offer the ultimate consistent, accessible and speedy cocktail proposition. We work with bartenders, mixologists, master distillers, scientists, flavour experts, and spirit producers to create remarkable, multi award winning, ready to serve cocktails.
Our secret recipe blends London ingenuity with Amsterdam expertise and New York theatre. Tails offer ease and speed in equal measures blended with quality and consistency. Our recipes are complex and yet our proposition is so simple. We are the perfect solution for bars, restaurants, hotels, hospitality & events.
You can also enjoy Tails at home, or whilst travelling on board, whether it be by air, rail or sea Our clients include Hotel du Vin, Malmaison, Ibis, Melia, Valor Hospitality Group entailing Hilton, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Hotels, Lords cricket ground, Chelsea FC, Prezzo Italian restaurants, Greene King pubs, in addition to retailers Harvey Nichols and 31Dover.com
Triptease (www.triptease.com) is a disruptive solutions start-up that builds digital tools to increase direct bookings and create closer relationships between hotels and their guests. The company was co-founded by Charlie Osmond, UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year, member of The British Airways Business Advisory Board and one of HSMAI’s top 25 minds, Alasdair Snow, named in TTGs Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders 30 under 30, and Alexandra Zubko, former Head of Strategy at Intercontinental Hotels Group and winner of IHIF Young Person Leader Award. In 2015 Triptease won Phocuswright’s European Travel Innovator of the Year and HSMAI’s Silver Award for Innovation.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and 679,100 rooms in 73 countries.
From the award-winning upper-scale offerings of its namesake Wyndham Grand, to the distinctly comfortable and familiar hotels of iconic brands including Ramada® and Days Inn®, Wyndham Hotel Group prides itself on providing guests and franchisees with exceptional customer service, great value and the most lodging choices around the world.
The company’s loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards®, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world.
Wyndham Hotel Group is one of the three business units of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies providing hotels, timeshare resorts, vacation rentals and timeshare exchange.
Xn Hotel Systems is a global technology services group, specialising in the supply, cloud-hosting and support of business-critical, enterprise applications for hotels, serviced residences and reservation management offices. A comprehensive software product portfolio, including Property Management System, Central Reservation System, Mobile Apps, GDS/OTA/Web Booking solutions, Electronic Point of Sale, Spa/Activity/Golf/Membership, and Business Intelligence tools is supplied to a diverse range of accommodation operators globally, in more than 50 countries.
Our solutions can be deployed as a suite of seamlessly integrated business solutions or as stand alone products, connected to other, third party systems in use at the hotel. Xn takes advantage of the latest technology and provide our clients with a choice of true cloud, hosted applications or traditional, on-premise solutions. Since its formation in 2002, Xn Hotel Systems has expanded rapidly and now employs some 90 people in local offices across the World. Find out more at www.xnhotels.com
At Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional, we believe that amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee. We want to help you make them happen in your business. We connect with every space and every taste with the brands consumers love. And we make it work best for you.
JDE Professional supply high quality coffee and ingredients. Our range of famous brands includes Douwe Egberts, Piazza D’Oro, Kenco, Kenco Millicano and Maxwell House.
We are the only coffee company who can provide you with the brands and solutions for all your coffee needs: be that a cost effective and great tasting premium freeze dried instant coffee from a simple to use machine or a quality roasted whole bean solution delivered with fresh milk for ‘coffee shop’ appeal. Wherever you are, we can partner with you to offer the right solution for all your customer’s coffee needs.
With its 11 offices, headquarters in London and 700 fee earners around the UK, Bilfinger GVA is one of the country's largest and most diverse multidisciplinary commercial property consultancy. As part of our varied service offering, we have a specialist Hotels and Leisure team who provide a wide range of services to hotel owners, operators, investors and developers across the UK and Europe.
The team is made up of specialist chartered surveyors and advisers in leisure, hotel, and hospitality business and property. Our strength lies in being able to provide our clients with a single source of expertise as our services include agency, building consultancy, business rates, business consultancy services, development, funding and finance advice, lease consultancy, planning, property management and valuation consultancy.
Hoteliers need to identify and profile customers quickly and in a cost effective manner so allowing the most effective route to market. Drawing on both internal and external data is currently out of reach of most hoteliers.
The Adsertor platform delivers Big Data analytics for Hoteliers which is affordable, manageable and profitable..
a. Analytics & CRM capability on one platform.
b. Bespoke to the Individual Hotel
c. Short Return on Investment due to low Total Cost Ownership and fast implementation
Adsertor delivers Big Data Analytics, which is affordable, manageable and profitable.
To book a demo please visit www.adsertor.co.uk
Silver Hopkins is a dynamic Hotel Management Company with a history of success and one key focus – to make your business more profitable. In our four years of operation Silver Hopkins has become the premier hotel management company catering to independent hoteliers looking to maximise the potential of their businesses.