Questex International Hotel Investment Forum

NEW YORK, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), where the global hospitality community comes together, took place May 3-5 in Berlin, bringing together over 2,400 knowledgeable professionals, including investors, owners and developers, representing over $500 billion in hotel assets under management. The 2022 event was larger than the 2019 event and included 67% more investors and 33% new delegates. IHIF sponsors included the world’s largest and most important hotel companies, such as Marriott, Jin Jiang, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Accor, which collectively brand more than 50% of the global hotel supply.

Alexi Khajavi, Group President, Questex, said, “IHIF is more than just a three-day forum. It’s a touchstone for the best and brightest in hospitality investment, operations, and development to come together, connect, and do business. Every industry needs this opportunity and we are proud that IHIF is the platform for the hospitality sector to come together despite the challenges the sector has faced over the past two years.

Coley Brennan, Partner and Head of Europe, KSL Capital Partners said:I really enjoyed the conference. I feel very lucky to be part of the hotel investment committee of IHIF. IHIF brings together a large group of people. It was great to reconnect with the counterparties we sold, the people we traded with, the people we borrowed from, and the advisors. »

Here is what IHIF delegates had to say about the event:

  • “The conference brings everyone you might need to know in the hospitality industry under one roof.”
  • “It’s simple. It’s the best hotel conference in Europe, probably in the world.

IHIF’s appeal and relevance to the world’s largest hotel capital markets players is clear based on the following:

  • The top ten investors by European hotel assets under management, equivalent to c. $39.29 billion in value, were all present at IHIF and despite a downturn in capital markets due to the pandemic, acquired $3.65 billion in hotel stock in the European region over the past 24 month.
  • IHIF’s top 35 hotel investors, per European AUM ($67.28 billion) acquired $7.6 billion in hotel shares and sold shares worth $2.84 billion during the of the last 24 months. Together they own 2,300 hotels in the European region.

IHIF was awarded a Net Promoter Score of 60 by event attendees.

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