Questex’s annual hotel conference topped 2019 event turnover by 30%, investors accounted for $10.4 billion in UK hotel assets under management

Questex LLC

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questexit is Annual Hotel Conference, the UK’s leading conference for the hospitality industry to learn, network and share their visions for the future and their strategies for success, took place October 3-4 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event brought together over 1,000 UK hotel investment professionals – from hotel brands, operators and owners to investors, asset managers, destination management agencies and local government representatives. The 2022 event was larger than the 2019 event in terms of revenue by more than 30% and attracted 23% more investors and 35% new delegates. Sponsors of the annual hotel conference included the world’s largest and leading hotel companies, such as Marriott, Choice Hotels, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Radisson, who collectively brand 1,159 hotels or the equivalent of 182,384 rooms in the UK. United.

Alexi Khajavi, Group President, Questex, said: “Achieving 30% revenue growth in 2022 compared to our previous year’s record in 2019 is nothing short of phenomenal. However, our benchmarks have always been on the quality of attendees and sponsors and the annual hospitality conference delivered the best and brightest of the UK hospitality industry in 2022 with a host of deals negotiated and closed over the two days. in Manchester.

Rustom Vickers, Head of Development, Choice Hotels EMEA, said, “The conference exceeded our expectations, not only making some very relevant new connections, but also generating tangible new leads for projects that suited our renewed brands well. and our value proposition.

Neil Kirk, COO of L+R Hotels, said: “L+R Hotels remains committed to the UK hospitality industry in these turbulent times. The annual hotel conference in Manchester offers one of the best opportunities to meet fellow investors, partners and fellow industry colleagues to discuss current investing themes, share information and generally get a feel for the market.

Annual hotel conference delegates found the event productive. Tina Yu, Director of KSL Capital Partners, said, “The impact of the annual hotel conference is to bring together this mix of people who might never come together to learn from each other. Deirdre Wells, CEO of Visit Kent, echoed that sentiment: “Anyone is anyone is here and there’s a buzz around creating great deals.”

The appeal and relevance of the annual hotel conference for the UK hotel investor community is clear. The number of new and existing delegates and sponsors who dedicate valuable resources to this event. Regardless of market conditions, the industry clearly sees the material value in coming together, riding through tough times, or unlocking and capitalizing on opportunities. As the market continues to professionalize, stakeholder alignment and education are key, and the annual hospitality conference provides a unique, curated experience that facilitates both. At the heart of the hospitality industry are its people, and so the hotel investor community sees the true value in human interaction, which is reflected in the demand for the annual hospitality conference.

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About Questex
Questex helps people live longer, better lives. Questex brings people together in markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and well-being; industries that help people to live longer: life sciences and health; and the technologies that enable and power these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We offer experience and concrete results. That happens here.

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