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Hotel owners and developers convene for a candid discussion of innovation and disruption within the hospitality sector, and what opportunities are arising for enterprising women in the industry. Hear from representatives pursuing innovative strategies to create value in an increasingly competitive and varied landscape.
Kick off the conference with a look at total U.S. hotel industry performance with data experts, STR. As supply and demand growth begin to slow, how is that effecting occupancy, ADR and RevPAR? Digging into development, where is the industry building rooms and how will that new supply affect future performance? Join us for a dive into the data.
- How does the hotel construction and development pipeline differ across L.A. submarkets? What are the unique characteristics of each? By submarket, which service models and tiers make the most sense? How do you go about evaluating submarkets for construction and development?
- What are the supply-demand dynamics in the markets you’re targeting? Where will oversupply have the greatest impact, and what will that mean for market fundamentals in Southern California and elsewhere?
- What are Southern California’s unique demand drivers for the hotel industry? How do other industries such as film and technology impact growth in the region’s hotel industry? What travel and tourism trends do you expect to have the greatest impact on your decision to pursue certain service models? How are California’s minimum wage increases impacting your operations?
- With Los Angeles hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics, what will these mean for the ongoing development boom in downtown LA? Is this expected to expand beyond the urban core?
- How can you best posture to enforce investor funding commitments? What protections do you have in the event your investors refuse to provide committed funding?
- How can you best posture to address management issues in the event your manager’s reservation system is not robust enough for a down market? What protections do you have should you need to change management?
- What protections do you have in the event your general contractor is cutting corners to save money? How can you best posture to switch contractors efficiently in the event such is necessary?
- What protections do you have in the event your lender refuses to fund construction draws? What protections do you have in the event your lender refuses to fund a working capital line of credit? How can a lender best posture itself to prevent credit defaults and the need to enforce remedies?
- What are you doing to manage construction budgets amid soaring labor, land and material costs, and in a tariff-war environment? How much are you leveraging new construction projects?
- What technologies do you use to manage risk from pre-construction through project completion?
- What features are you implementing to climate-proof your properties? Does your insurance policy address natural disasters and completion risk?
- What are you doing to improve the safety of your properties, including addressing active shooter and fire risks? What plans have you put in place, and how do you ensure adherence?
- How do you identify properties that are ripe for redevelopment? What goes into your due diligence process?
- How does your process compare for a brand PIP vs. a soft brand or independent renovation?
- Which types of properties are the most difficult to modify? How do you partner with architects, designers and local authorities to ensure feasibility? What are some key design pitfalls to avoid when undertaking these types of projects?
- How do you go about retrofitting historic buildings to bring them into compliance?
- What lessons have you learned from successful historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects?
- What systems and processes do you use to ensure smooth communication among project teams?
- What are the most innovative adaptive reuse projects underway?
- How do you handle construction planning and project management? Outsource or in-house?
- At what point in the process do you experience delays, and how do you manage these? What risks do you face with extended timelines, and what do you do to mitigate them?
- What types of communication and documentation management technology do your teams use? Where do you encounter challenges in getting all stakeholders on the same page?
- How does you construction team address regionally specific climate conditions? What are you doing to future-proof your properties?
- What does your vetting process for contractors look like, and how can you make it recession-proof?
- What are best practices for ensuring PIP and renovation standards are met? When is there flexibility around brand standards?
- How do construction debt financing terms differ across markets? What terms are different types of lenders offering?
- Where is construction debt drying up? Where are defaults on the rise?
- For what types of projects and in which markets are you finding deals that aren’t penciling out?
- What sources you relying on for construction debt and equity?
- To what extent are you using public financing for hotel projects? How are you underwriting deals involving government financing?
- Are you relying on offshore capital to finance deals? What are the primary sources, and which are pulling back?
- How are institutional investors, high-net worth individuals, sovereign wealth and pension funds approaching hotel construction and development?
- How does your process for securing financing differ for partnerships vs. single equity sources?
- How do private equity investors view the hotel market? In which submarkets and with which service models are they unlocking value? What’s their take on construction risk at this late stage in the economic cycle?
- What’s the outlook for private debt fundraising for hotel construction and development projects?
- What terms are required preferred equity, senior and mezzanine debt?
- What terms do PE investors require for providing capital for new construction?
- How do PE investors view value-add opportunities in the hospitality space? What strategies have proven effective at growing revenue?
- Have you uncovered attractive yields in secondary or tertiary markets? Are there any to avoid?
- How are you approaching hotel investments in opportunity zones? What are the complexities associated with executing these deals, and what are the less obvious pitfalls to avoid?
- What are the efficiencies and challenges in bringing supertall developments to market in Southern California? How can this positively or negatively impact the guest experience?
- What goes into the alternative material and construction process decision?
- What steps have you taken to create a more efficient, flexible, and cohabitation-friendly environment for living and working? Where have you seen or applied this concept in practice, and how has this new concept been received by guests?
- How do you balance cost-effective architecture with an enhanced guest experience? How does lighting design play a role in the guest experience?
- What is your definition of efficient design?
- Where have you seen brand integration succeed or fail within an architectural design?
- What do you consider top renovation ideas that will help your hotel stand out and increase revenue?
- How are hotel owners and developers capitalizing on hotel projects in mixed-use developments? What is driving the trend to more new and renovated full-service hotels turning into mixed-use projects?
- What are they keys to success, and less obvious challenges of bringing mixed-use projects to market?
- Which legal issues are unique to hotel projects in mixed-use developments? How do you delineate ownership boundaries? What can you do to ensure a seamless exit?
- What design considerations are most important when integrating a hotel into a mixed-use development? How can you elevate the guest experience of the hotel in the context of other uses?
- What does into your decision to do a deep renovation, or make light improvements? How do you underwrite each of these strategies, and what are the returns on investment? How much are you leveraging value-add hotel projects?
- Where are you sourcing alternative financing? To what extent are private debt funds filling the gaps left by bank lenders in the hotel space?
- Where are you finding the best financing terms for renovation and redevelopment projects?
- Which markets are offering the best ROI for value-add hotel projects?
- What are the main challenges and risks of undergoing large-scale value-add projects, including resorts, luxury and mixed-use developments?
Ted J. Torres
- What factors drove your decision to go with a brand? How did you go about selecting the right one? What benefits have you realized by choosing your brand? How had this impacted your underwriting?
- What design considerations go into a branded property vs. a boutique property? How do you find the right balance of shared vs. private spaces? How does the amenity mix compare?
- What are some of the most creative applications of branding in adaptive reuse and redevelopment projects? In which markets are these types of hotels going to become more prevalent?
- When does it make sense to rebrand? What restrictions might apply? Is it better to add keys or renovate?
- How are brand standards changing? Which are the newest brands to be introduced, and will you adopt them?
- What are the newest soft brands, and how are they distinguishing themselves with customer engagement, sales and marketing strategies?
Amy E. King
- Which macroeconomic and geopolitical trends will have the most significant impact on hotel construction and development in the coming decade?
- Which demographic segments (Boomers, Millennials, business travelers, vacationers, luxury hotel guests) do you plan to target, and how will that impact your decision to build new vs. redevelop hotels?
- Over the next decade, which technologies will become commonplace, which do you see emerging and which will be obsolete in hospitality environments?
- Whether it’s from rising interest rates, geopolitical disruption or climate, what risks is the hotel industry up against, and how will these take shape over the next several years? How will these factors impact how projects are underwritten and executed?
- What is the optimal size of your operation? How many keys are efficient for filling rooms and streamlining operations?
- How are consumer preferences changing, and what does this mean for hotel construction? To what extent are short-stay providers encroaching on the hotel market? Should you go with a full- or limited-service model? Select-service or extended stay? What are the challenges and benefits of each?
- What’s the right ratio of meeting space to rooms? What is the sweet spot for room sizes, and how can you best guest expectations even with a smaller footprint?
- How long will the hotel economy continue its bull run? How does this impact your decision to build new or redevelop? How does the planning timeline differ for development vs. repositioning & renovation, based on tier?
- Which demographic segments (Boomers, Millennials, business travelers, vacationers, luxury hotel guests) do you plan to target, and how will that impact your decision to build new vs. redevelop hotels? What type of product are you bringing to market, and where?
- Have you accessed any new sources of funding for construction and development?
- Which systems and solutions have helped you achieve meaningful cost savings? How are you underwriting rising land and materials costs into your proformas?
- Is modular construction really delivering meaning cost savings? What have you learned from not-so-successful modular construction plays?
- How do you manage the relationship with your architect and designer, and what do you do to maintain quality control over operational decisions?
- What goes into your analysis of potential investment, development or value-add projects in global markets? Which areas are showing the strongest fundamentals?
- What does a growing EMEA project pipeline mean for your businesses? Are you considering entering these markets? Are there any areas that are “off-limits”?
- Which geopolitical and global economic trends will have the most significant impact on the hospitality market? What risks do these trends pose in the near and long term?
- How does the hospitality pipeline compare across global markets, and how could this change in the coming years?
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- Legal and regulatory requirements.
We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.
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You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:
Access & Portability
You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.
You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.
If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.
Rectification, Restriction, Objection
You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.
How to Exercise Your Rights
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
8 Bouverie Street
London, EC4Y 8AX
Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form
We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.
Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.
Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.
All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.
Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.
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