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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HVS Global Webinar - EMEA

Wednesday 27th October: What is the impact of the Pandemic on Hotel Values in EMEA and across the world, and when can we expect recovery? - learn more from a panel of HVS Experts from all regions.

Rising costs, staffing shortages and multi-speed recovery play havoc with the UK hotel sector

A lively Q&A session, moderated by HVS chairman Russell Kett, addressed factors likely to hamper recovery progress. ‘The challenge around financial forecasting particularly if you have London hotels, as well as the pace of the change – when will it come back and how will it come back,’ was a key issue for Arron Taggart of Cheyne Capital, with travel restrictions, lack of airlift and scarcity of MICE business highlighted by Jan-Willem Terlouw of Westmont Group.

HVS Webinar Recap: Hotel Franchising - Why Is A Hotel Franchise Worth Having?

The scene was set for the webinar and subsequent discussion by Chris Sheppardson, Founder of EP Business in Hospitality, who expanded on the current feeling towards franchising in the market.

The Leaders’ Journey: An Interview With Russell Kett

As we emerge from this pandemic nightmare, a new initiative – The Leaders’ Journey – has been established to enable emerging and young talent around the world to access the learnings of business leaders.

HVS Webinar Recap: Cross-Border Hotel Investment Between The UAE And Israel

The first-ever webinar on Cross-Border Hotel Investment between the UAE and Israel took place last week, jointly presented by HVS at the Israel Ministry of Tourism, the UAE-Israel Business Council and Copeland Hospitality.
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