Can we see hotels as a promising alternative to the commercial property investment market?

Our conference gather developers, investors, hotel chains and financial institutions to present and discuss facts and prospects regarding development, financing and exiting hotel projects. Participants will receive important information on engaging in the investment market, as well as exceptional networking opportunities.

The first edition of Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland took place on 2nd of June 2014 in Warsaw. English-language media group Poland Today was behind creating the conference format. Hotel advisory firms, Christie + Co and HG Consultants, co-organized the conference and were the content partners of the event. SHIP gathered main investors, developers, operators and banks active in Poland and aimed at discussing the matters related to the growing Polish hotel market. 

Polish commercial real estate market re entered a phase of active development. The investors now perceive it as an interesting alternative to Germany or UK. In addition to traditional investments in office space, shopping centers and logistics, the hotel real estate sector is drawing more and more attention. Hotel projects in Poland are attracting interest of international investors, operators and chains. Meanwhile the Polish hotel market is becoming more and more professional, a growing number of developers and investors, so far active in other property sectors, is now considering engaging in a hotel project.  There is room for new hotel chains, new operators and new investors.

The conference comprised of five panel discussions:

  • Polish Hotel Market – Introduction
  • Development Session – the specifics of hotel development projects
  • Investment Session – investors’ view on Polish market
  • Chain Session – the activity of national and international hotel chains in Poland
  • Financing Session – what financing is available for hotel projects