UK/APAC: Independent hotel management company RBH has formed a strategic alliance with Australia-based hotel management company Gatehouse Hospitality.
Both management teams have experience in hotel operations, business development and asset management, as well as launching new brands.
RBH and Gatehouse will combine their knowledge and know-how across management, consultancy and financing to support expansion in new markets.
CEO at RBH, David Hart said: “This is a significant step for our business that will benefit our existing stakeholders and investors hugely, as well as leveraging our strategy to develop in the Asia-Pacific market. These past few years in particular, we’re constantly seeing how collaboration can lead to success, so we’re delighted to have diligently chosen a partner that mirrors our own company values while bringing such a huge amount of knowledge to the table.
“In addition to the expertise, the collaboration of effective systems and processes that streamline both of our business models as well as facilitating business opportunities for each other is going to be fundamental to our growth.”
Robert Wilson, CEO at Gatehouse, added: “Our firm is delighted to enter a meaningful alliance with RBH, a company that we have admired and seen as a terrific example of a leading third-party hotel manager. We look forward to expanding our businesses together.
“Hotel franchising is finally gaining acceptance in this region, and this provides owners with the opportunity to benefit from the strength of established hotel brands and systems while retaining management independence.”
Gatehouse Hospitality is a joint venture between independent hotel asset management and advisory firm, Minett Prime Square, and private investment and property development group Perri Projects.