Hotel investors across the growing Sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership. Knowledge accrued over the last decade and a preference for control have shifted the focus among investors targeting Africa away from local development partners.
Universities are regularly pulling in visitors for big games, graduations and symposiums. Then there's the steady flow of prospective students that come to tour, and families that need a place to stay when visiting their children.
Hotels have long promised guests they won't have to lift a finger. Now some are reaching to technology for those light-touch - and even no touch - experiences to keep guests coming back. All over the world hotels have been racing towards clever devices, robots and voice assistants.
JLL – Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Jaideep Dang has been appointed Managing Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group at Hotels & Hospitality Group
Hotels & Hospitality Group – Gurugram, India
Hotels & Hospitality Group at JLL – Gurugram, India
The UK’s rich history is a major draw for visitors – and the chance to stay in castles where former kings resided, or country homes fit for a Jane Austin novel, is the type of experience that resonates with many.
Cafes have long been a favourite makeshift work spot for freelancers and businesspeople in between meetings. Now, a growing number of restaurants are looking to build on that set-up by formally getting involved in the coworking scene.
From new venues to new foodie concepts, bars and restaurants in major cities in Central and Eastern Europe are rethinking their menus, design and location to better appeal to locals and tourists. Amid the growing focus on high-quality food and social-media friendly spaces, today's customers have higher expectations than ever before.