Colliers Hotels team have put together a series of articles to help the hotel and tourism industry chart the course to recovery, as one of the sectors most acutely impacted by social distancing measures introduced in response to COVID-19.
For more insights, please click one of the articles below to read more:
Australian Hotel Investment Market H1 2021
Australia's hotel market has kicked up a gear with close to $1.756 billion worth of assets traded to July 2021 in a busy first half and representing over 4,500 rooms and with more deals to come. This compares to just $963 million of transactions during 2020 and highlights the extent to which the pandemic slowed the buoyant force of Australia's hotel investment market.
Australian Accommodation Supply Update – November 2021
After months spinning its wheels near the start line, Australia is roaring towards the vaccination levels that will allow a safer re-entry into the world. Notwithstanding, the unfettered expansion of Australia’s accommodation market has continued over the past two years with the addition of more than 8,500 rooms in the ten major accommodation markets through 2020 and 2021. Read the report for further insights.
Australian Accommodation Supply Update
Australian Hotel Markets - Performance Dashboard October 2020
Designing today for tomorrow’s hotel
Against an environment that is constantly changing, where do you start if you are planning a new hotel...
Hotel Transactions post COVID-19
Australian Hotel Markets - Performance Dashboard August 2020
Hotel Valuations in a COVID-19 environment
Australian Hotel Markets - Performance Dashboard July 2020
Welcome to the July edition of the Colliers Australian Hotel Markets Performance Dashboard which tracks the performance of the major accommodation markets as we move through the recovery phase following COVID-19.
Relayering the cost base to meet nascent demand
With hotels having worked to restructure their cost base in light of the Covid-19 impact on all hotel revenue streams, it is time to think about recovery and how to take advantage of the knowledge hotels have garnered during this hardest impacting period of Covid-19 on...
Temporary hotel closures & the road to recovery
Australia’s accommodation industry has undoubtedly been one of the hardest hit sectors due to the impacts of the travel restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID -19. As a result, some owners have made the difficult decision to close hotels temporarily as...
Australian Hotel Markets - Performance Dashboard June 2020
Welcome to Colliers Australian Hotel Markets Performance Dashboard which is designed to track the performance of the major accommodation markets as we move through the recovery phase following COVID-19.
Hotel Owners Where should you be now?
While the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown has significantly impacted the short-term revenues of the Australian hotel sector, an emerging positive has been the forensic focus on hotel expenses that has resulted. In this article, we outline some of the steps that owners and operators should have already...
The winners and losers as 'revenge spending' takes hold and Australian travellers are encouraged to dream
Australia’s tourism industry has the potential to rebound strongly from Covid-19 thanks to ‘revenge spending’; a term coined to describe pent-up Chinese consumer demand in the 1980s that was unleashed...
Australian Hotel Markets - Performance Dashboard May 2020
Welcome to Colliers Australian Hotel Markets Performance Dashboard which is designed to track the performance of the major accommodation markets as we move from the rescue to recovery phase following COVID-19.
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey
Colliers investor sentiment survey was launched in April 2020 and seeks to identify future trends in the Australian hotel and tourism sector to assist with charting the course for recovery, whilst establishing a benchmark position on key issues.
We will continue to circulate these survey’s to track the shift in sentiment, as we transition into recovery mode.
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey Report February 2021
Colliers’ Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey seeks to identify future trends in the Australian hotel and tourism sector to assist with planning for the recovery. The February 2021 edition includes investor sentiment for future trading across geographies and segments and compares the extent to which sentiment has changed.
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey Report November 2021
The November 2021 edition includes investor sentiment for future trading across geographies and segments compared to Q4 2019. It also provides a benchmark position on key investment metrics and short-term strategies being targeted by investors. As we enter into the recovery phase, we are also seeking input from owners about the annual budgeting process for 2022 and expectations for which trends have been accelerated by the pandemic.
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey Report April 2020
Colliers Australian Hotel Investor sentiment survey seeks to identify future trends in the Australian hotel and tourism sector to assist with planning for the recovery, whilst establishing a benchmark position on key issues.
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey Report June 2020
Colliers hotel investor sentiment survey seeks to identify future trends in the Australian hotel and tourism sector to assist with planning for the recovery. The June 2020 edition includes investor sentiment for future trading across geographies and...
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey Report August 2020
Colliers ‘Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey’ seeks to identify future trends in the Australian hotel and tourism sector to assist with planning for the recovery. The August 2020 edition includes investor sentiment for future trading across...
Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey Report November 2020
Colliers ‘Australian Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey’ seeks to identify future trends in the Australian hotel and tourism sector to assist with planning for the recovery. The November 2020 edition includes investor sentiment for...
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Head of Hotels | Australia
Having joined Colliers in early 2014, I have subsequently sold over $180 million of hotel assets across Victoria and NSW, including the largest hotel transaction in Victoria since 2008, being Bell City Preston for $143 million.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was Director of Asset Management for Tourism Asset Holdings Limited (TAHL), Australia's largest hotel owner and responsible for selling down this portfolio totalling over $1.5 billion.
Before TAHL, I was with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels for 7 years, as Head of Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer for the Hotels group across Asia Pacific.
National Director, Asia Pacific | Hotels Transaction Services
Karen has over twenty years of experience in the hotel industry and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management. She brings with her a specialised knowledge of the Asia Pacific hotel investment market and an ability to drive fresh capital into Australia’s hotel markets. She has developed an exceptional network over the past two years across Asia and the Middle East and within government, in her capacity as Senior Investment Specialist Tourism Infrastructure at Austrade and her knowledge of new entrants into the growing Australian tourism sector is second to none.
Executive | Hotels
George has over 12 years of experience working within the hotel industry and has acquired a vast understanding in day-to-day operations, revenue management, food & beverage and specialising in corporate sales and marketing. Prior to joining Colliers in 2022, George held roles with AccorHotels, Meriton Property Group and most recently Hilton Hotels Group. The diversity in hotel operation management has allowed him to understand and sell in a variety of different assets which has developed a strong understanding of the Sydney hotel market along with the national properties and markets he managed.
George specialisis in the following services:
• Hotel Transactions
• Hotel Operator Selections
Head of Hotels | Valuation & Advisory Services
As Head of Hotels, Valuation & Advisory Services, Christopher oversees the strategy and operations of the national hotels team, to ensure the sustained growth and success of the Valuation & Advisory Services service offering.
Chris has over 16 years’ experience in the valuation of 'Going Concern' properties including Hotels, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Backpackers, Student Accommodation, Co-Living, Build to Rent and other accommodation property types together with Car Parking Facilities.
Outside of Colliers, Chris maintains an active role in the property valuation industry as Associate of the Australian Property Institute (AAPI) and as a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
National Director | Valuation & Advisory Services
Since joining Colliers I have been involved in in providing valuation and brokerage advice on a wide selection of Licensed and Leisure property both in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. I have been involved in valuing most of the major Australian Hotel Portfolios and a variety of significant leisure properties including Island Resorts,Golf Courses and Caravan Parks. My career highlights would have to include valuing iconic Australian Resorts such as Ayers Rock and Lizard Island plus some of the top resorts in the world in French Polynesia.
National Director, Hotels Valuation | Asia Pacific
Baden is a National Director of the Valuation & Advisory division of Colliers International. Based in Brisbane, Baden specialises in Hotels and Going Concern properties throughout the Asia Pacific region.
With thirty years’ experience in the valuation profession, Baden has a highly respected reputation in going concern, investment and development property. Key areas of expertise are accommodation hotels and resorts, licensed premises and clubs, tourist parks, tourist attractions, backpackers, development sites, marinas, golf courses, student accommodation and management letting rights.
Baden is a registered valuer in Queensland, an Associate of the Australian Property Institute, as well as a professional member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Paul is an Associate Director of the Hotels Valuation division based in Queensland. He is a registered valuer in Queensland and is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.
With over 20 years’ experience in the valuation profession, Paul is an accomplished valuer with significant experience in the valuation of going concerns.
Paul’s experience extends across a number of property types including clubs, pubs, motels, management rights, schools and marinas.
I joined Colliers International in 2019 as Assistant Valuer, Hotels for the Valuation & Advisory Services team. I specialise in hotel valuations across both single assets and portfolios.
Our services range from financial reporting valuations, insurance requirements, mergers, acquisition and disposal, rent reviews, due diligence reporting to capital raising and feasibility studies.
In addition, I am in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Property Economics at University of Technology Sydney.
I maintain an active role, outside of Colliers International, in the wider property industry as Member of the Young Property Professionals, Australian Property Institute.
Analyst | Hotels
I have over 13 years experience in tourism, accommodation and consulting. I have worked at the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) as a Tourism Policy Manager focussing on the accommodation sector. Prior to joining TTF I worked in the London and Sydney offices of Cushman & Wakefield Hospitality as a Senior Hotel Consultant.
Assistant Valuer, Hotels | Valuations & Advisory Services
Gabby joined Colliers in May 2021 as Assistant Valuer, Hotels for the Valuation & Advisory Services team.
Gabby assists the team in providing valuation and consultancy advice to a range of clients for the hotels sector.
Gabby is currently studying a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate at Deakin University.