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About Hoftel

How to Join HOFTEL

If you are interested in joining HOFTEL, please write to Simon Allison, Chairman at Applications may be approved or declined at HOFTEL’s absolute discretion.

More information can be found on our website,


HOFTEL is the only global alliance of hospitality real estate investors. Our 80+ members and subscribers hold, we believe, around US$ 100 billion of hotel and serviced apartment properties, and range from industry giants like Host Hotels & Resorts and Blackstone right through to developers building their first hotels.

HOFTEL exists to allow the diverse and disparate hotel owner universe to leverage our combined voices when dealing with our main business counterparties – the brands, OTAs, lenders, contractors and governments.

We arrange annual, private “Member Summits” in Europe, the Middle East and Asia; networking events at the main hotel investment conferences (and secure admission discounts for members at several of these); publish a quarterly “Hotel Owners’ Journal” for members, with relevant articles and original research; and join campaigns where the distinct voice of our sector needs to be heard. HOFTEL is also the driving force behind GIOHIS and its sister event in Bangkok, SEAHIS (the South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit). Our members receive a substantial discount when attending – and in practice, many of them are speakers at these events.

Members see the group as a valuable means of sharing best practices, solving problems, comparing strategies and meeting new and previously invisible players in their sector.

As Ricco de Blank, CEO of Hong Kong’s largest hotel owner, Sun Hung Kai Hotels says:

“As hotel owners there really is no other organisation that gets us together to discuss similar issues that benefit us all. HOFTEL is the place to be a member of, if you like to benchmark what other owners are doing.”

HOFTEL membership is open to any reputable hospitality real estate investor that pays management or franchise fees to third parties on at least some of its portfolio, or receives rent from them; and does not also collect brand-based fees from third parties.