Horwath HTL, the world’s oldest and largest hospitality consulting firm are again sponsoring the annual CE Hotel Investment Conference being held in Warsaw, Poland. The conference, which is in its 4th year, addresses the issues facing the Polish and Central European hotel markets, and is seen as a key event in the hotel investment calendar.
Janusz Mitulski, partner in the Horwath HTL Polish firm as well as VP of the Chamber of Commerce of the Polish hotel industry is responsible for helping the event create content, and will be hosting a panel session called ‘Time for the Professionals’-The discussion will cover Leasing and Management – a simple division: an investor builds a hotel and entrusts professionals with its management. How can you find them? What mistakes can be avoided and what differentiates management from leasing?
On his panel is Leszek MieczkowskiI, Co-owner of Hotel chain, Andrzej Wojcik, Vice President of the Board for the Development for Hotel chain PUHiT and Małgorzata Morek, Head of Development Projects for ORBIS SA / Accor Hotels Poland. Poland and the surrounding Central Europe region is a market to watch for Horwath HTL with the substantial increase in International travel expected for 2012.
Janusz said, “We are delighted to again help the conference build recognition and credibility through interesting discussions on important topics. It is vitally important that this key hotel market and the surrounding markets get the recognition and focus that they deserve and anything we can do to raise the profile is welcome. There are still many challenges facing the region, and we will be looking to shed light on the reasons why our occupancy and average rates are lower than some other areas in Europe and what we can do to address that. We look forward to a really interesting day of discussions and hope that we will be able to help all of those who are currently doing, or looking to do business in the region.”