Confidence in hotels returns

More than a third of investors in the hotel industry are interested in increasing their hospitality portfolio across Europe. This is confirmed by Cushman & Wakefield’s latest survey. Despite disruption in the travel and tourism industry, 79% of active investors in Europe want to continue to invest and, in some cases, increase acquisitions in the hotel sector.

The research involved more than 50 of the largest investment groups active in Europe and the hotel sector, including private equity, real estate funds, REITs and other institutional investors. They have invested a total of over 26 billion euros in the last 5 years (2016-2020) acquiring over 660 hotels with about 130 thousand rooms, representing about a quarter of the total volume of hotel investments in Europe. In this context, Italy will be increasingly attractive as a leisure destination, for which a faster recovery is expected than in other asset classes. 85% of investors surveyed believe that by 2023 performance will return in line with 2019 levels.

The research predicts a slower recovery for cities and investments in the resort, village and seasonal structure segment.


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