After the mixed year 2016 and the recovering year 2017, the outlook for the Belgian hotel & leisure sector is once again looking brighter with RevPAR & occupancy performances steadily attaining pre-crisis figures.
For investors and hotel managers, Brussels remains a key location, offering a three-dimensional hub as regional, national and official EU capital. As such, the city houses more than 40 European and international organizations, more than 1,450 international associations and more than 1,700 multinational companies, which overall generate a solid demand from both corporate and governmental sources. Aside from Brussels, Antwerp is rapidly becoming an increasingly attractive and sought-after destination for domestic and international investors with a growing number of transactions.
Our Hospitality team assists equity investors, financial institutions and international (brand) managers in all crucial aspects of the hospitality industry, from the development of a new hotel to the takeover of hotels in distress. Among others, our team has acquired particular knowhow in the structuring and financing of hotel portfolio’s, the development of franchising strategies, the assistance to hotel-related asset or share deals, as well as in all operational & legal aspects of hotel management & leasing structures.
Benefiting together over two decade long experience in advising major hotels in the Belgian market, Verhaegen Walravens’s Hospitality team regularily collaborates with our firm’s partner Anouk De Graef in all real estate related aspects of our hospitality operations.