Stephen Collins

Senior Associate at HVS

Stephen  CollinsStephen Collins is a Senior Associate with HVS’s London office. He joined the company in 2014 after graduating with an MSc in International Hotel Management from the University of Surrey and spending a year working in operations in one of London’s luxury hotels. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Studies specialising in Finance from the University of Western Ontario and has undertaken a large variety of feasibility studies and valuations across Europe.

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Red-Hot Growth in an Ice-Cold Land: An Overview of Iceland's Hotel Market

IntroductionSince the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, Iceland has seen an incredible boom in tourism with growth rates unmatched anywhere else in Europe. Media coverage of the eruption brought increased awareness of the natural beauty of the remote nation which, when coupled with the severe decline in the Icelandic krona compared to other major currencies after the financial crisis, led to an unforeseen explosion in tourism of volcanic proportions.

Decisions, Decisions... Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?

The hotel industry has seen a proliferation in the number of players and stakeholders that can and should be involved in a successful hotel. Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests.