HOTCO 2022

4-5 April, Budapest

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Who attends?

  • 300+ attendees from 32 countries
  • 45% Investors, Owners, VPs and MDs
  • 50+ speakers from four continents


  • Be the meeting place for hotel investors
  • Foster investment activity
  • Showcase the best industry speakers

Networking opportunities

Networking is one of the greatest benefits of attending a conference. HOTCO provides at least eight opportunities throughout the event. Take advantage of being at the same place, at the same time with some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most influential hospitality leaders.

Interview with Marybelle Arnett – VP Development Central and Eastern Europe, Hilton

  • What is the existing presence of Hilton in the CEE, Baltics, SEE, Russia/CIS region, what is the pipeline for the next five years?

Hilton has over 430 trading hotels in Europe. Over 110 of these are in the Central & Eastern Europe region, with around 55 in the pipeline, reflecting our accelerating growth in those markets.


Wellness Real Estate Development Process Explained

This latest report from Horwath HTL Health & Wellness, provides an understanding of the  wellness real estate market – USD 134.3 million industry-, defines the distinctiveness of its development process, and explains why a specific approach is required, as wellness real estate follows a development process that presents key particularities as compared to traditional real estate.

Market Report: Baku

Baku has more than nine ‘climate zones’ and an oil industry to boast about. Hotel development is booming as the market begins to appreciate the economic upside offered by tourism. Diversification of hotel products to attract more leisure travellers to the country, extends the booking period and minimises the reliance on corporate travel.

HOTCO was a great success, bringing together the hotel investment and development community from across the CEE region. The program format offered many high-level discussions on the major trends relevant to our industry. The best measure of success for us was the deals we have generated out of the conference.

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President Development
Marriott International

CEE has an incredible history, which makes it a complex region culturally and from a business logics points of view. Such diversity poses challenges, hence equally tremendous opportunities for the hotel industry. HOTCO will no doubt be the event to attend in 2018 if CEE is in your strategic focus.

James Chappell

Global business director
Horwath HTL

The Event

HOTCO is an international hotel investment conference focusing on the hotspots for hotel development in Europe: Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. It is in the forefront of presenting global trends to help attendees interpret their impact on their local markets. For the fourth time on 20-21 January 2020, HOTCO will bring together investors, developers, hotel companies and stakeholders from the region.

Founding Patron

Horwath HTL Hungary celebrated 30 years in 2019, having successfully completed over 1,000 engagements on four continents. Horwath HTL is the global leader in hospitality consulting with 45 offices across the world providing expert local knowledge and quality solutions. Horwath HTL focuses 100% on hotels, tourism and leisure consulting and globally has successfully completed over 30,000 projects. With over two hundred professionals and membership of a top ten accounting network, Horwath HTL is the number one choice for companies and financial institutions looking to invest and develop in the industry.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors in 2020



Founding Patron


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