AOHIS Aareal Bank

AOHIS 2024: Paola Orneli Bock, Aareal Bank

BHN talks to Paola Orneli Bock, VP hotel properties, Aareal Bank AG, about the impact of refinancing on expected levels of distress, as well as advice for borrowers this year. Filmed at the Atlantic Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit (AOHIS), hosted at the NH Collection Eurobuilding Hotel, Madrid.

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Room Mate Hotels

AOHIS 2024: Kike Sarasola, Room Mate Hotels

BHN speaks to Kike Sarasola, founder and president of Room Mate Hotels, about the company’s future growth strategy following its acquisition by Angelo Gordon and Westmont, as well as challenges facing the European market.

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AOHIS AHV Associates

AOHIS 2024: Andrew Harrington, AHV Associates

BHN sits down with Andrew Harrington, managing partner of AHV Associates, to discuss his capital market outlook for 2024 and active buyer profiles. Filmed at the Atlantic Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit (AOHIS) 2024, hosted at the NH Collection Eurobuilding Hotel, Madrid.

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BT Tower
BT Tower set for hotel transformation after £275 million sale
UK: BT Group, which owns the BT Tower in London, has agreed to sell the 177 metre-tall building to owner-operator MCR Hotels for £275 million.
gift vouchers
How to ensure your gift vouchers are working to maximum effect
Jonathan Lee, product manager at Guestline, provides advice for hoteliers to ensure their gift voucher schemes are working as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Charlie MacGregor
Checking in with Charlie MacGregor, The Social Hub
BHN editor Eloise Hanson chats to Charlie MacGregor, founder and CEO of The Social Hub, about the impact of changing traveller habits on the group’s
Lighthouse Stardekk
Lighthouse buys Stardekk to grow distribution opportunities
Belgium: Hospitality tech data firm Lighthouse [formerly OTA Insight] has announced that it has acquired Stardekk, a provider of channel management and distribution software for
Sircle IPO
Sircle Hospitality Group to file IPO
EU: Amsterdam-based lifestyle hotel and hospitality company, Sircle Hospitality Group, will soon launch its initial public offering (IPO) backed by SMG Holding, an IPO sponsor
Cedar Manor Hotel
Cedar Manor Hotel brought to market for £2 million
UK: Hotel property adviser Christie & Co is marketing the freehold of Cedar Manor Hotel in Windermere, Cumbria, for £2 million.
Ruby Zoe
Ruby Zoe sells for £52.8 million to Deka Immobilien
UK: Real estate management firm Deka Immobilien has acquired the Ruby Zoe Hotel & Bar in London’s Notting Hill for £52.8 million.
Design Hotels
Design Hotels appoints managing director
Germany: Independent boutique hotel collection Design Hotels has appointed Stijn Oyen as managing director.
Ravenstone Lodge
Ravenstone Lodge acquired by neighbouring hotel owners
UK: Boutique hotel Ravenstone Lodge, located in the Lake District, has been acquired by the owners of neighbouring Ravenstone Manor Hotel for £1.245 million.
Hospitality cost-of-living
Rethinking hospitality during the cost-of-living crisis
[SPONSORED CONTENT] Matthew Prosser, senior sales director for Agilysys, highlights why personalisation, technology and empathy are key for UK hospitality businesses to retain customers during