Hotels & Resorts, An Investor’s Guide – Sample Download

With the release of the new book “Hotels & Resorts; An Investor’s Guide”, the author David Harper, with contributions from many of the industry’s leading experts, including Mark Martinovic and Trevor Ward, has provided an invaluable source of reference for all of those involved in the hospitality industry. The publishers have provided a sample of the book which can be … Read More

South American Hotel Investment Conference

Hotel Spec is sponsoring the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador from 25-27 September 2016. We look forward to meeting you at our stand at the Hilton Colon Hotel later this month. In order to schedule a prearranged meeting, please email Hotel Spec patrocinará la Conferencia sobre Inversión Hotelera en América del Sur en Guayaquil, Ecuador del … Read More

Hotel Spec opens new office in Florida, USA

Hotel Spec, the Africa based hotel development consulting firm announced today the group’s expansion into the Americas region, with the opening of its new offices in Florida, USA. Mark Martinovic has been appointed President and CEO of Hotel Spec International Inc. which will commence operations in North and South America from September 2016. Mark said “It is exciting times for … Read More

Hotels and Resorts: An Investor’s Guide by David Harper

Hotels and Resorts: An Investor’s Guide written by our Head of Property Services, David Harper is now available for purchase from Routledge. Hotels and Resorts: An investor’s guide presents a comprehensive analysis of how hotels, golf courses, spas serviced apartments, gyms and health clubs and resorts are developed, operate and are valued. Drawing on over 18 years’ experience in the … Read More

W Hospitality Group – Hotel Chain Development Pipeline in Africa 2016

According to the annual Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, from W Hospitality Group, Ibis Styles leads the top 10 brands list. It has 28 planned hotels, followed by Radisson Blu with 25, Mercure with 24 and Hilton in fourth place with 16. Ibis Styles and Mercure’s first and third positions are due to AccorHotels mega-deal for 50 hotels in Angola. ... Read More

FF&E and OS&E Cost Benchmarking Guide Africa

Hotel Spec’s inaugural FF&E and OS&E Cost Benchmarking Guide Africa will no doubt be a useful tool for all (potential) owners and investors in the market.  Up to this point there has been scarce information from a trusted source that breaks down hotel cost data.  However, this report, filled with data taken from actual hotel projects, looks to provide the … Read More

10 More Myths of Hospitality Development in Africa

10 More Myths

Hotel Partners Africa receives hundreds of inquiries from prospective hotel owners, seeking our advice on how to enter the industry – or in some cases, what they should have done before jumping in feet first! Due to the popularity of our 10 Myths publication, Hotel Partners Africa have released the Next 10 Myths. This aims to help, by describing the misunderstandings, or “myths”, that we come … Read More

Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2015


Mark Martinovic, CEO of Hotel Spec and Hotel Partners Africa will be speaking at the upcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF 2015) in Addis Ababa, 30 September – 1 October 2015. Hotel Partners Africa have been proud sponsors of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum since its founding 5 years ago and will have a desk in the exhibition of the … Read More

Hotel Investment Conference Africa

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Mark Martinovic, CEO of Hotel Spec and Hotel Partners Africa will be speaking at the upcoming Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA 2015) conference at the Hilton, Sandton, 9-11 September 2015. Mark will join Dominic Hoole, Evert Lategan, Clive Shepherd and Trevor Julius on a panel discussion headed Design-Build efficiencies, Cost and Time savings, where they will explore the Design-Build form of … Read More