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Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference
Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference
22-23 October 2013
Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre, Sochi, Russia
North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
20-22 November 2013
Brazil Hospitality Investment Conference
5-6 May 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference
20-21 May 2014
Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference
9-10 June 2014
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, Turkey
UK Head of Hotels & Leisure Group
Tom is the UK Head of the Hotels & Leisure Group at CMS in London, where he is a corporate partner. As such, he specialises in mergers & acquisitions and in particular company and business acquisitions and joint ventures in the hotel sector, for clients such as Accor, Algonquin, Choice Hotels International, CitizenM, Oaktree Capital, Malmaison, Moorfield Group, Quinn Property Holdings, The Royal Bank of Scotland and a number of private investors. Tom has taken a leading role on a number of high-profile transactions, including Nomura’s acquisition of Le Meridien, the acquisition of a portfolio of 16 UK Hilton Hotels, Accor’s sale and lease-back of 30 UK Hotels, the acquisition of three Hilton Hotels from The Royal Bank of Scotland and more recently the sale of the Crowne Plaza, Cambridge and the disposal of a UK portfolio of Marriott hotels.
He also advises owners, investors, developers, banks extensively on hotel management and franchise agreements across most brands, including Accor, Choice, easyHotel, Hilton, IHG, Macdonald, Marriott, Radisson, Six Senses, Starwood, Wyndham and many other brands. He has also advised a number of global and niche operators on their standard form management agreements.
He advises banks on the corporate and management agreement aspects of hotel acquisition & development financings; refinancings; and restructurings of hotel portfolios.