Considered one of the most attractive tourism and business destinations, the Mediterranean continues to be a major attraction for investors in search of new opportunities. Spread across North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, with such diverse cultural, economic and historical markets, it one of the most interesting regions to invest.

The Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum – MR&H – “provides hospitality investors and key market stakeholders with a complete overview of the region’s different investment climates, regulatory frameworks and development opportunities, as well as the chance to meet partners, to showcase projects and to do the deals that will help shape growth in the Mediterranean.” This year’s conference takes place in Athens, Greece, from October 17th to 19th.

Combining keynote presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, debates Katharine_LeQuesne_HoCoSoand interactive sessions, the programme examines the economic trends in the region, new opportunities for hospitality and travel brands, resort brand optimization, resort development, innovative concepts, and much more. Take a look at the programme.

HoCoSo’s Senior Director, Katharine Le Quesne, will be interviewing Thomas Cook’s Group Head of Corporate Finance & Treasury, Anthony Leung. The session is on Thursday October 18th, starting at 11.50am. Katharine has over twenty years’ experience as a professional advisor, supporting hotel and resort investors, to assess opportunities for value creation – through new concepts, hotel development and asset repositioning. In her session with Anthony, entitled “From the tour operator’s perspective”, Katharine will discuss how tour operators are targeting future growth by developing new brands, changing business models and establishing alternative investment vehicles. Grab your beach towel and join us!

Find out more: take a look at MR&H 2017’s post event report.


About HoCoSo

Swiss-based HoCoSo, which stands for Hospitality Consulting Solutions, brings together teams of global experts to create tailor-made solutions for client projects. Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo, and his direct team specialize in the extended-stay hospitality market, the boutique sector, and resort developments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). We create innovative and future-oriented solutions for each of our clients across the following three fields of services:

  • Product & Concept Creation, for both portfolio & individual asset developments.
  • Strategic Project Scoping, Execution & Asset Management, with a focus on strategic business planning, partner selection, and market & financial feasibility studies.
  • Hospitality Education for companies and academic institutions, with a focus on course development, training and teaching innovation.