Daniel J. Voellm

MRICS, CEO & Founder of AP Hospitality Advisors


Dan Voellm, MRICS is the CEO & Founder of AP Hospitality Advisors, responsible for all aspects of the firm. Based in Hong Kong he covers the entire APAC region.

With more than 15 years of consulting experience, Dan Voellm has provided advice in 24 territories across Asia Pacific. Prior to rebranding the firm to AP Hospitality Advisors in 2021, Dan Voellm was Managing Partner of HVS Asia Pacific responsible for five offices in Greater China and Thailand. He started his career to become Vice President at HVS’ global headquarters in New York (2005-2008) conducting a wide range of appraisals, market studies and underwriting due diligence services in 22 states as well as Canada. Dan Voellm brings a strong understanding of the hospitality industry to AP. His experience in hotel and food and beverage operations in Germany, Switzerland, England and the United States is complemented by an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Dan works closely with key institutional and private owners of hotel properties, financiers, developers and investors, and has gained a strong understanding of their investment requirement and approaches to assessing market values of investment properties. Dan further advises on property and concept development and strategy as well as expert witness testimony.

Dan is vice-chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Hospitality Development Council in Asia Pacific and became a Professional Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 2016.

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The AP Hotel Operator Guide (HOG) Asia-Pacific

The Hotel Operator Guide highlights insights on existing and pipeline supply’s management structures, geographic distribution, as well as, room supply growth by operator and brand. The purpose of this publication is to serve owners and investors an unique reference about the growth and scale of international operators across regions and brands.

HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts

Among all the many peculiarities of the hotel industry, the hotel management contract is likely the most unique. A binding contract between owners and operators, it has evolved over almost six decades.

Hong Kong Site 3 – A Hotel Perspective

As shown in the Planning Department's site plan, Site 3 will enjoy expansive harbour views from its northern section. The Hong Kong Observation Wheel located at piers 9 and 10 is a temporary structure and will not impede the site.

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

This article provides an overview of the underlying factors that are driving the growth in the spa-and-wellness hospitality sector. HVS has been tracking demand and growth patterns within this sector over the years, resulting in the creation of the dedicated HVS Spa & Wellness Division in 2016 to focus on long-view investment considerations and detailed performance propositions.

HVS Asia-Pacific Hotel Law Guide

The Hotel Law Guide helps serve hotel real estate owners, developers and operators as a reference for experienced and well-known lawyers and attorneys with a track record in Asia Pacific region. Each law firm highlights their representative attorneys with the type of services offered and notable projects.
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