MR&H is the continent's only focused hotel and resort investment conference.
The MR&H newsletter is sent out every Wednesday, providing our esteemed audience with regional and targeted coverage of the Mediterranean on topics ranging from hotel investment, development and brand strategies to how geo-political events are impacting the hospitality and travel industries and what the lending markets appetite is for the region.
With the Mediterranean in an interesting transitional period, STR is excited to share with you an analysis of the region’s hotel performance.
Natalie will be presenting an overview of the performance of hotels and resorts across the Mediterranean and Southern Europe in “ Win, Lose or Draw - Hotel & Resort Trading Update” on Wednesday 30 th October at 11.50am.
The MR&H Top Resort Awards 2019
The Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Top Mediterranean Resort Awards. The awards, now in their third year, were created to recognise outstanding mixed-use resorts and developments across the Mediterranean region.
Athinagoras Konstantinidis, Director at Atrium Hotels is a new speaker at MR&H 2019. Athinagoras will join the Regional Outlook: Island Markets session exploring investment in islands where infrastructure, incentive schemes and land availability offer interesting opportunities. In addition to being a director with the luxury resort group Atrium Hotels, Athinagoras is also Vice President of the Rhodes Hotel Association.
Joachim Schmitt is the Chief Executive Officer at Orascom Hotels Management and joins a host of knowledgeable speakers at MR&H 2019. Joachim is responsible for the executive management of the Group’s 34 hotels across 6 destinations, ensuring the implementation of board strategy and policies. In advance of MR&H 2019, Joachim shared his thoughts on business in a post-Brexit world, why Orascom are a role model for sustainable development and the benefits of attending events like MR&H 2019.
Vicky Santikos is the Vice President of Santikos Collection Group and joins the line-up of industry leading speakers at MR&H 2019. Hear about how her experience as an entrepreneur in the tourism industry for over 30 years has brought insight and knowledge to the Santikos Group who operate five properties across Greece.
Tourism developments in Cyprus
The Tourism Ministry for Cyprus was created in January 2019 to give tourism, one of the key contributors to the island’s economy, dedicated focus and attention and assist with the development of tourism across Cyprus in a strategic and sustainable way. Learn more about how their unique approach will bolster developments across the island.
Sustainability in hotel investment: Key goal or lip service?
Ever since teen activist Greta Thunberg burst onto the world scene to call for action on climate change, sustainability has been the word on everyone’s lips, including hospitality investors. But how seriously do they take the issue and what does it mean to them? This question has quickly become a running theme at hospitality investment conferences this year.
The boom in tourism across the Mediterranean and the emerging trends
Alexandros Kallantzis is the Chief Executive Officer at Sparta S.A. Part of Libra Group, Sparta S.A. is a newly created structure specifically focused on investment in hotels and resorts across the Mediterranean. Join Alexandros at MR&H 2019 to discuss growth trends and opportunity across the Mediterranean.
Phil Golding manages the acquisition and asset management functions for Cedar Capital Partners. Since the firm was founded in 2004, it has invested in hotels with a value in excess of €3 billion. Phil brings his expertise to the speaker programme for the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) 2019.
Thanos Papasavvas, Founder and CIO, ABP Invest Ltd will present ‘Bracing for an Uncertain Environment: Economic and Political Considerations’ during the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) being held in Athens this October. In advance of the event we met with Thanos to pose some questions front of mind amongst our investor and developer community.
ABP Invest Monthly Insight October 2018
- Trump to remain in office until Jan 20, 2025
- China to win a trade war against the US
- Italy should not blame the Eurozone
- Still positive USD and negative EUR, CNY and TRY
Designing a Resort to Deliver the Right Experiences
What makes a resort successful? The whole resort must be more than the sum of its parts.
Emerging Markets & Investment Trends with Geoff Ballotti, CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Read on to discover which four destinations Wyndham is eyeing, and what you could be missing.
What are the Opportunities for Banks and Alternative Lenders?
Funds are available and banks have a healthy appetite.
A Shift in the Hotel Investor
From local and fragmented to international and institutional.
How does a tour operator adapt to new market trends?
Hear how Thomas Cook remains relevant to holidaymakers.
Travel Expected to Increase Making Leisure Investments Attractive
Hear about the 7Pines concept and values in this Q&A with Lindner Group.
The Residential Market Overview
Developers are looking at mature markets like Spain, Portugal, and Italy while investors are eyeing emerging markets like Greece, Cyprus, and Montenegro.
Hotel Investment in Greece: From a lender's perspective
The Greek hospitality market has matured and is ready to accept sophisticated international capital.
The Lending Market in the Mediterranean
Discover why resorts offer the most attractive ROI.
Hotel and Resort Investment and Development in Italy
From energy efficient buildings to social spaces to hotel pampered apartments, read on to discover the latest trends in Italy.
The EU's Non-Performing Loan Market
Thanos Papasavvas, Founder & CIO, ABP Invest, shares the state of the NPL market in the EU with a focus on Greece and Italy; highlighting the issues but also the opportunities available for investment in this exclusive whitepaper.
How to Optimally Run a Resort in the Mediterranean
What are some of the challenges operators face? Skilled staff, working with tour operators... and how do you overcome them?
The allure of serviced apartments
Hear about Room Mate's distinct personality and how this hotelier became the first to compete with the leisure segment in the Mediterranean.
Investing in Egypt: Supporting the Recovery of the Hospitality Market
Investors continue to face the challenge of financial crises. Learn about Egypt's new investment law.