Russell Kett

Chairman at HVS - London Office

Russell KettRussell Kett is Chairman of the London office of HVS, having joined the firm in 1995. He was appointed managing director in 1996 and became chairman in 2012. He has 40 years’ specialist hotel consultancy, investment and real estate experience, focused on providing valuation, feasibility, shared ownership, property, brokerage, investment, asset management, strategy and related consultancy services, advising hotel, serviced apartments and hostel companies, banks, developers and investors on all aspects of their hospitality industry related interests, throughout the EMEA region. Russell is a frequent writer, moderator and speaker on the international hotel industry, especially topics relating to hotel valuation, investment, marketing and finance. Russell received a Lifetime Achievement Award from HOSPA, the hospitality professionals’ association, in 2011. He received the ‘Hall of Fame’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hot.E hotel investment conference in London in 2017. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and a member of the International Hotel Investment Council.

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2021 New Year Message – Potential for a Huge Rise in Insolvencies and Job Losses in the UK Hotel Sector

Like many people, I returned to my desk this week after the now-familiar five-second commute between the kitchen and my office at home and pondered what the New Year is likely to bring the UK hotel industry.

HOTSTATS Panel Inspire 2020

On December 14th Russell Kett took part in the ILHA's online conference on Luxury Hospitality Innovation, Inspire 2020. This event brought together global leaders from across the industry to reflect on the response to the challenges of the past year and the outlook for the future.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the European Hotel Sector

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a most dramatic effect on the hotel business throughout Europe and words like 'unprecedented' and 'unique' are used liberally to describe the situation.

Israel Hotel Market Overview 2020 – The Path To Recovery

The restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have severely hit every sector across the globe, and the hospitality industry is undeniably among the hardest hit. In Israel, strict lockdown measures were implemented in mid-March, forcing all except non-essential businesses to close, including most of the country's hotels.

Hotel Operators Must Be Flexible, Be Lean and React Quickly to Change, says HVS Webinar Panellists

The issue of financing the cost of reopening the hotel sector was the hot topic tackled in the second hotel webinar organised by global hotel consultancy HVS, legal firm Bird & Bird, EP Hospitality and AlixPartners, which was held yesterday [8th July].
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