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    Planning & Development

    Market and Feasibility Study of a Midscale Resort – Union of Comoros, Indian Ocean

    Office: Horwath HTL London

    Overview: Horwath HTL was approached to provide independent expert advice and ascertain the feasibility through a detailed market and financial evaluation of a proposed 30-key beachfront midscale hotel development on the island of Grande Comore.

    Project Status: The client later decided that it should develop a mid-market 35-key hotel initially, with a view to expanding to 70-keys once business picked up.

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    Asset Management

    Annual Plan Determination – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

    Offices: Horwath HTL UAE & Horwath HTL London

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed by the owners of a luxury desert resort to provide an independent review of the Operator’s proposed budget, over which they were in dispute, and to independently prepare a new plan for the coming year.

    Project Status: Faced with clear supporting evidence, the operator accepted our findings and agreed to work to our recommended plan.

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    Strategic Advice

    Strategic Corporate Structuring Advice – GCC

    Office: Horwath HTL London

    Overview: Horwath HTL was appointed to comment on and assist with the proposed restructuring of the hotel development and hotel holding divisions of a major sovereign wealth fund and to advise of the consolidation of their assets.

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    Strategic Advice

    Strategic Brand Development Advice – Middle East

    Office: Horwath HTL London

    Overview: Horwath HTL worked with a brand agency to create a solid strategic foundation for the hospitality division of client’s holding and define a clear brand product architecture with the focus on its position within the market and its relation to its different products.

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    Vipingo
    Strategic Advice

    Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi, Kenya

    Overview: Strategic and operational restructuring for mixed-use development.

    Description of project: Review current operations and assist in identifying facilities which would enhance its hospitality offering in an effort to improve the overall project’s marketability.

    Status: As a result of the strategic investment and improved operations, the future value of the development was enhanced.

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    Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone NEW
    Planning & Development

    Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone, Botswana

    Overview: Client was considering an investment into a mixed-use development. One of the elements incorporated in the mixed-use development was a 150-key hotel.

    Description of project: Review the indicative financial projections and engage with Hilton Worldwide with regard to the underlying assumptions. Benchmarking exercise against known industry standards in order to confirm reasonableness projections. Review and provide feedback to Client.

    Status: Under construction, due to open 2018.

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  • The St Regis Mauritius Resort NEW
    Planning & Development

    The St. Regis Mauritius Resort – Le Morne, Mauritius

    Overview: Market Analysis & Financial Feasibility Study for St. Regis Mauritius Resort project.

    Description of project: Horwath HTL’s South Africa-based office conducted a market demand analysis and financial feasibility study in order to provide the banking institutions further insight into the likely performance of the hotel development and therefore aid their decision with regard to extending debt financing to our Client.

    Status: The St. Regis Mauritius Resort commenced operations in 2012.

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    Expert Witness & Litigation Support

    Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial

    Category: Transactional Advice – Expert Witness Services.

    Scope of Work: Horwath HTL was asked to research and analyze industry best standards and practices involving a comprehensive multi-dimensional litigation.

    Description of Project: The firm was brought on to provide expert witness testimony and consulting services concerning a premise liability case. This case involved a multi-faceted lawsuit with a fatality.

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    Museum island on Spree river and Alexanderplatz TV tower in center of Berlin, Germany
    Planning & Development

    25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

    Overview: Horwath HTL worked with the owners and investors to project manage some key areas of the famous 25hours Bikini Hotel in Berlin.

    Solution: Horwath HTL, Germany supported the 25hours Hotel Company with hotel specific project management tasks (technical assistance) acting as an interface between the hotel operator and investor.

    Implementation: The hotel is operating and is one of the most iconic hotels in Berlin.

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  • Dubai Skyscraper and Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates
    Strategic Advice

    Strategic Brand Development Advice – Middle East

    Overview: Horwath HTL worked with a brand agency to create a solid strategic foundation for the hospitality division of client’s holding and define a clear brand product architecture.

    Solution: Horwath HTL’s scope of work included extensive market research with a focus on the upper upscale and luxury hotel markets on a global and regional level.

    Implementation: Our findings and recommendations were presented in a series of workshops with the client and the client is currently implementing the brand strategy.

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