conference program

21ST
JAN

Monday

22ND
JAN

Tuesday

12:00 - 14:00

Registration


12:30 - 14:00

Site Inspection KViHotel - first 360 smart hotel of the World

The first hotel in the region to be fully automated. From check-in to check-out, the entire guest experience can be controlled by an app on the guest's phone. Transportation to and from the hotel will be organised, free of charge for HOTCO delegates. You will be back in time for the sessions. Departure from the hotel at 12:30 - meeting point at the registration desk.


12:30 - 14:00

Exclusive Sneak Preview Site Inspection: MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall

Visit the first MEININGER in Eastern Europe before its official opening. MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall, boasting 184 rooms and 751 beds, will be the first internationally branded hotel of its kind in Hungary, bringing together the best elements of hostel and hotel. Facilities: 24/7 reception, underground garage, free Wi-Fi, luggage room, lockers, washing machine and dryer, breakfast room, bar, guest kitchen and lounge. Transportation to and from the hotel will be organised, free of charge for HOTCO delegates. You will be back in time for the sessions. Departure from the hotel at 12:30 - meeting point at the registration desk.


13:00 - 14:00

Speed networking


14:00 - 14:05

Opening Speech


14:05 - 14:25

Lay of the Land - Hotel Industry Round-Up & Project Pipeline


14:25 - 15:25

Hotel Development 101: How to Maximise Future Asset Value and Ensure Exit

This session will talk about the importance of proper planning, starting with the feasibility and concept planning. Real estate developers will also reveal what caused them to start investing in hotels.


15:25 - 16:10

How Lifestyle Trends and the Internet Change the Value of Brands for Hotel Owners


16:10 - 16:35

Coffee Break


16:35 - 17:15

Hybrid Hotels and Hostels - What are the Advantages for the Investor?

  • Macy Marvel (moderator) - Hospitality consultant, Freelance writer, Mintel International, Hotel Analyst, hospitalityinside.com


17:15 - 18:00

Luxury Continues to Grow but are Developers on the same Page?

  • Kenneth Hatton - Senior Vice President - Global Development, Belmond
  • Roland Paar - Head of Hotel Investments, SORAVIA Group
  • Shafi Syed - Senior Vice President, Hotel Development – EMEA, Caesars Entertainment


18:00 -

Cocktail Reception hosted by Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

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