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Horwath HTL Planning and Development
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Over 12,000 Feasibility Studies completed globally.
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Whatever the problem, Horwath HTL will find the solution.

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Hotel Planning and Development

Getting the planning and development right is fundamental for any hotel, tourism and leisure project. Our international team of experts will use their project experience, market research and analytical capabilities to help you navigate the entire process.

The key to any successful hotel development is thorough planning and preparation, only when every aspect and cost has been carefully considered, should the wheels be set in motion” Robert Hecker, Chairman Horwath HTL

We can spot development opportunities, recommending the concept and product that will realise its full potential.

By estimating project cash flows, we can test a project’s financial feasibility. We can also form a view of potential investment returns based on a detailed analysis of future market performance, the competitive attributes of the subject property and local operational and financial benchmarks from our database.

Developers, operators, lenders and investors rely on our reports for an impartial assessment of project viability while our market and product descriptions form the basis for architectural briefs, for shortlisting appropriate operators and for project branding.

Our planning and development services include:

  • Appraisal Reports
  • Destination and Large Scale Project Master planning
  • Facilities Programming
  • Highest and Best Use
  • Hotel Management Company Selection and Contract Negotiation
  • Macro Tourism Analysis
  • Market Entry Strategy
  • Market and Financial Feasibility Studies
  • Product Conceptualization
  • Project Capitilization and Financial Structuring
  • Residual Land Valuation
  • Strategic Planning

Success Stories

  • UAE5
    Planning & Development

    Market and Feasibility Study of a Midscale Resort – Union of Comoros, Indian Ocean

    Office: Horwath HTL London

    Overview: Horwath HTL was approached to provide independent expert advice and ascertain the feasibility through a detailed market and financial evaluation of a proposed 30-key beachfront midscale hotel development on the island of Grande Comore.

    Project Status: The client later decided that it should develop a mid-market 35-key hotel initially, with a view to expanding to 70-keys once business picked up.

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    Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone NEW
    Planning & Development

    Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone, Botswana

    Overview: Client was considering an investment into a mixed-use development. One of the elements incorporated in the mixed-use development was a 150-key hotel.

    Description of project: Review the indicative financial projections and engage with Hilton Worldwide with regard to the underlying assumptions. Benchmarking exercise against known industry standards in order to confirm reasonableness projections. Review and provide feedback to Client.

    Status: Under construction, due to open 2018.

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    The St Regis Mauritius Resort NEW
    Planning & Development

    The St. Regis Mauritius Resort – Le Morne, Mauritius

    Overview: Market Analysis & Financial Feasibility Study for St. Regis Mauritius Resort project.

    Description of project: Horwath HTL’s South Africa-based office conducted a market demand analysis and financial feasibility study in order to provide the banking institutions further insight into the likely performance of the hotel development and therefore aid their decision with regard to extending debt financing to our Client.

    Status: The St. Regis Mauritius Resort commenced operations in 2012.

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  • Museum island on Spree river and Alexanderplatz TV tower in center of Berlin, Germany
    Planning & Development

    25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

    Overview: Horwath HTL worked with the owners and investors to project manage some key areas of the famous 25hours Bikini Hotel in Berlin.

    Solution: Horwath HTL, Germany supported the 25hours Hotel Company with hotel specific project management tasks (technical assistance) acting as an interface between the hotel operator and investor.

    Implementation: The hotel is operating and is one of the most iconic hotels in Berlin.

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    Big Ben and Westminster bridge at dusk
    Planning & Development

    Feasibility Study – London, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to undertake a short feasibility study for a select service upscale hotel.

    Description of Project: Horwath HTL provided an understanding of the key parameters affecting the positioning of the future project and its anticipated financial performance.

    Solution: Our Market and Feasibility Study was used for financing purposes and the hotel subsequently opened in 2013.

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    Planning & Development

    The Ritz Carlton Beijing Central Place

    Scope of Work: Market and Financial Feasibility Study

    Solution: Analysed the Beijing hotel market and prepared the financial feasibility study for the JW Marriott Beijing for Huamao Group. This involved performance estimates, cash flow projections and ROI calculation.

    Project Status: Hotel is operational

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    Planning & Development, Tourism & Leisure

    Shanghai, China Disneyland Resort Developement Strategy and Feasibility Study

    Scope of Work:

    Market and financial projection for the hotels within the upcoming Disneyland Resort Area.

    Description of Project:

    Forecasted the future room night and F&B demand for the theme park guests as well as outside guests.

    Project Status: Opening 2015

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    Castelfalfi, Toskan, 09.05.2007

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    Planning & Development, Tourism & Leisure

    Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

    Overview: Horwath HTL, Germany were chosen to work for the German Travel giant TUI AG on a pristine tourism development project in Tuscany.

    Solution: Since 2006 until now, we have worked as project developers and project managers, helping the development achieve its potential in a sustainable way without destroying the natural beauty of the area.

    Implementation: The Golf course and other facilities are open and the hotel is due to open in 2017.

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    "St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium bridge (London, England)."
    Planning & Development

    Feasibility Study – London, UK

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to provide a market and financial feasibility study in respect of a 42-key suite-led boutique hotel in the Midtown area of London, to be set within a historic Grade II listed building.

    Solution: The project was divided into two phases. The first phase, undertaken in 2012, consisted of a high-level analysis of the viability of the proposed development.

    Implementation: The property is currently scheduled to open by the end of 2016.

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