Hotel Finance Webinar Report – The Hotel Finance Industry, what to expect for the next few years?

EP in partnership with HVS, AlixPartners and Bird & Bird solicitors were delighted to co-host an indepth and informative webinar discussion which saw over 400 attendees log on to listen to various industry experts.

Key elements of the programme included:
Market Overview: Tom Paterson, AlixPartners

Panel Discussion:
Louise Gillon, Bank Leumi
Sarah Green, Hotel Finance
Peter Szabo, HVS Hodges Ward Elliott
Merzak Kaddour, Edyn Group
Hal Shaw, KSL Capital Partners
Moderated by James Salford, Bird & Bird

The discussion and knowledge shared included whether Covid has accelerated the move away from traditional banks towards the alternative lenders? Will mezzanine lenders bridge the gap as senior debt leverage decreases? Is the cost of debt inevitably going to rise and what does that mean for the sector going forward? Are funding structures going to be more complicated going forward?

These and may other key questions facing the hotel finance industry were addressed, well worth a listen.