News: MR&H to return to Greece this autumn

Now in its fifth year, the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum will return to Greece for the second year in succession this October.

The event, hosted by Questex, is dedicated to the investment, development and operation of resorts and hotels within the Mediterranean region.

This niche, but highly specialised area, comprises various elements; hotel, residential, marinas, health clubs, children’s activities, retail and sports facilities, as well as food and beverage – all of which need to be carefully woven together with seamless operation to create a successful resort.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Athens on the October 29th-31st.

The dynamic growth of tourism in Greece continues to boost investment activity throughout the country and throughout the wider Mediterranean region.

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Speaking at MIPIM last month, Greece secretary general for tourism policy and development, George Tziallas, said: “Half of all funding under Greece’s 2016 development law has been channelled into tourism ventures, while more than 400 investment plans have been submitted in the last three years to the tourism ministry for approval.”

This statement is supported by data recently released by Horwath HTL during the International Hotel Investment Forum which revealed Greece is a prime investment opportunity for international hotel chains as only 1.7 per cent of total units currently operate under an international brand.

Results from the joint investor sentiment survey from Tranio and IHIF showed Greece listed as one of the European countries that is most attractive for hotel real estate investment.

Stakeholders from leading operators including Thomas Cook, Club Med and Nobu attend the event alongside investors from KSL, Starwood Capital Group and Dolphin Capital all recognising the value of coming together as a collective to debate, converse and discuss.

Further information and registration details are available on the conference website.

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