SEMINAR: The rise of the compact budget hotel sector – Tues 27 Nov 2018

27 Nov 2018
18:30 - 21:00 Address: Lambert Smith Hampton, UK House 180 Oxford Street, London W1D 1NN Sponsored by :

Join us for our November CPD qualifying seminar – ‘Small is Beautiful – the rise of the compact budget hotel sector’.

This seminar qualifies as 90 minutes CPD

Our speakers*:

Joe Stenson, Group Development Director, Queensway Hotels

Having previously worked with a number of hotel groups in Ireland and the UK, Joe joined Queensway in 2004 to establish and grow its hotels portfolio. Over the years the group has acquired, developed and operated hotels under international brand names including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, easyHotel and Tune Hotels. This culminated in the launch of its own brand in 2017, Point A Hotels, a joint venture between Queensway and the Wellcome Trust. Point A has now grown to seven operating hotels – six in London and one in Glasgow with a further three hotels under construction in Edinburgh, London and Dublin.

Derek Griffin, Head of Acquisitions, Premier Inn & Restaurants UK – London & South East

Derek will then talk to us on Premier Inn’s experience with Hub.

Nick Boyd, Operations Director, Lambert Smith Hampton

Nick is Operations Director for the Hotel and Leisure team at LSH, a multi-disciplinary team of specialists dealing with a wide range of advisory and transactional instructions. Nick has specialised in the hotel sector for over 20 years, working on all manner of hotels ranging from small independent operations to large 5-Star hotels on London’s Park Lane. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and sits on the RICS Trade Related Property committee.

Izzy Watterson, Senior Research Analyst, Lambert Smith Hampton

As a core member of LSH’s Research Team, Izzy analyses and comments upon key trends affecting the UK commercial property market. Since joining the LSH Research team in 2014, Izzy has helped to develop and subsequently lead a number of regular high profile publications across a range of sectors, including the investment, offices and logistics markets insight reports, and she works regularly on client-driven consultancy projects.

Izzy will present on the findings of LSH’s research team into the market for compact budget hotels.

The evening will finish with a panel & audience Q&A.

The evening will cover important questions for each operator such as:

  • What was the catalyst for the company’s decision to challenge perceived wisdom and develop hotels with small bedrooms;
  • Where did the company think the biggest challenges might lie, and how did guests actually react to the original concept;
  • To what extent has the company’s product evolved since it was first launched in terms of guest experience, technology, etc;
  • What plans does the company have for the future in terms of geographic representation, the product, and the direction of their business?

Registration from 6pm

Speaker presentations from 6.35pm

Q&A with our panel from 7.35pm

Networking and refreshments from 8pm

*Please note – our panelists confirm their availability in advance. If any of our panelists cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, we will use our best efforts to replace them, but cannot guarantee that all advertised panelists will always be in attendance.

Name: Nick Boyd - Chair
Title: Operations Director - Hotel & Leisure
Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Name: Izzy Watterson
Title: Senior Research Analyst
Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Name: Derek Griffin
Title: Head of Acquisitions - London & South East
Company: Premier Inn & Restaurants UK
Name: Joe Stenson
Title: Group Development Director
Company: Queensway Hotels