Main takeaways of the 2022 IHIF Forum

May 10, 2022

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The International Hospitality Investment Forum, one of the leading worldwide hospitality investment forum took place between May 3rd and May 5th at the Intercontinental hotel in Berlin, Germany welcoming industry leaders from all across the world.

It was a time to sense the current trends and changes happening in the hospitality industry as well as its current momentum from an investment perspective.

 One of the trend that emerged over the past couple of years and has been accelerated over the past 3 years is the development of aparthotels also known as serviced apartments which consists of larger room size often times including amenities such as a kitchenette.

The emerging concept has given tenants the possibility for more flexibility and has also shown to offer great benefits from an investment perspective such as a lower turnover, expenses optimization

Cheval collection, an owner operator that exhibited at IHIF is one of the investment firm at the forefront of this emerging trends with several operational serviced apartments in the UK divided into four distinct brands and expansion plans to Europe

ESG and sustainability, were also big topics with investors both GPs and LPs increasingly leaning towards favoring sustainable investments over traditional investments.

As an example Phoenix Capital Partners, Corporate Finance and Advisory Investment Boutique is in the process of raising raising 200million euros of equity for their newly created Green Hotel Fund, fully compliant with the ICMA and FRC Guidance and Framework for Sustainable finance.

The optimism and momentum for new developments in the hospitality sector which was weakened  because the different uncertainties facing the world such as the crisis, the increase in raw material prices is getting back on tracks with several development projects in the pipeline most of which were able to secure capital.

Tugdual Chitrit


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