Spotlight Hotel Investment Poland II
- Gonzalo Duarte Silva, Area Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
- Gilles Clavie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbis SA
- Sebastien Denier, Vice-President Central & Eastern Europe Louvre Hotels
- Jakub Klimczak, Business Development Manager, STR Global
- Andrzej Michalik, Chairman, PRC Architects
- Andrzej Chełchowski, Principal, Miller Canfield
- Astrid Schafleitner, Development Director, Motel One
- Michał Olszewski, Vice Mayor, City of Warsaw
- Wojciech Liszka, President, MPI Poland
- Olgierd Jagiełło, Architect, JEMS Architekci
- Andrzej Wójcik, Vice-President Satoria Group
- Christian Hribar, Director Hotel Development Worldhotels
- Murat Yilmaz, Development Director Starwood Hotels and Resorts
- Bruno Leroy, Director of Development, Choice Hotels
- Małgorzata Morek, Head of Franchise Development, Orbis/Accor
- Marcin Woźniak, Business Development Director, IBB Hotel Collection
- Magdalena Sekutowska, Director, Development Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
- Miguel Martins, Development Director for Poland, InterContinental Hotels Group
- Ascan Kókai, Director, Asset Management, Hotels, INVESCO Real Estate
- Rune Askevold, Managing Director, Puro Hotels
- Andreas Scriven, International Managing Director & Head of Consultancy at Christie + Co
- Rudolf Grossmayer, Managing Director SPV’s, UBM
- Frank Hildwein, Head of Hotel Acquisitions and Sales, Deka
- Robert Marciniak, Corporate Banking Manager in Strategic Clients Department, Alior Bank
- Agnieszka Starczewska, BGK Bank
- Sebastian Wolff, Director Technical Services, Hotels Asset Management
- Izabela Kuszner, Director in Corporate Solutions, Structured Finance Department, Bank Pekao/UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking
- Hubert Mańturzyk, Senior Manager, Aareal Bank AG (S.A.), Poland
- Agnieszka Kaczyńska, Director- Real Estate & Structured Investments at mLeasing
- Łukasz Krawczyk, Expert, Structured Finance Department, Alior Bank
- Dorota Latkowska, Partner, Reino Partners
- The socio-economic and political background – impact on hospitality and tourism.
- Hotel market in Poland – new projects, occupancy, rates, etc.
- Is Poland a homogeneous market – hotel and tourism map of Poland.
- Who stays in Polish hotels – trends, threats and prospects.
- The MICE market in Poland.
Gonzalo Duarte Silva, General Manager, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Poland
Gilles Clavie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbis SA
Rune Askevold, Managing Director, Puro Hotels
Jakub Klimczak, Business Development Manager, STR Global
Andrzej Wójcik, Vice-President, Satoria Group
Krzysztof Celuch, President, Poland Convention Bureau
Moderator: Wojciech Liszka, President, MPI Poland
- What and how to build to maximize return and minimize the risk.
- Means to ensure long term flexibility in use of a hotel project.
- Construction cost of hotel project in comparison with residential and office projects.
- Conversion – hotels in old office and industrial buildings.
- Mixed-use projects – hotels by shopping centres, railway station and office parks. Possible synergies?
- Development Road Map – What are the key steps to ensuring a smooth journey from business plan to operating and beyond?
Johannes Bauer, Asset Management CEE, S+B Gruppe AG
Sebastian Wolff, Director Technical Services, Hotels Asset Management
Andrzej Michalik, Managing Partner, PRC Architekci
Dr. Andrzej Chełchowski, Partner, Miller Canfield
Astrid Schafleitner, Development, Motel One
Łukasz Płoszyński, Member of the Board, Focus Hotels
Moderator: Richard Stephens, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Poland Today Magazine
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Miguel Martins, IHG
Andrzej Wójcik, SATORIA Group S.A.
Responsible for Sales, Marketing and Business Development in SATORIA Group Inc. Since 1999, hold a position of a Vice-President of SATORIA Group Inc. (former PUHIT Inc.) a group of companies operating in the sphere of hotels and commercial properties in Poland, mainly located in Warsaw and Cracow. He is also the president of the board of RT Hotels Inc. in Cracow and VHM Hotel Management – a captive companies of SATORIA Capital Group. Graduated from the annual Executive Development scheme at the Canadian International Management Institute and the post-graduate studies of Warsaw School of Economics – Goodwill Management. He has gained his business experience and corporate management practice while in various companies on the Polish market. Apart from professional work he actively goes in for sailing, skiing and tennis, is interested in history and cinematography.
Wojciech Liszka, MPI Poland
Dr. Rudolf Grossmayer, UBM Realitätenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft
R. Grossmayer started 1972 his professional career as assistant professor at Technical University Vienna and for one year at Caltech, Pasadena, USA. In 1980 he joined BP group as project manager in engineering and later he built up a new company in energy management/alternative energy. In 1989 he joined ATP, Achammer, Tritthart & Partner, archiects and engineers, as partner, where he acted as executive director in their subsidiaries in Vienna, Innsbruck, Munich and Dresden and managed several projects for office towers, shopping centers, industrial plants, hotels and hospitals. In 2001 he joined the UBM group as business development manager and since then acts as managing director in several subsidiary companies mostly as joint ventures, developing hotels, business parks, office towers and healthcare facilities in the regions of Austria, Poland and France. The management duties cover the whole development from land acquisition, design & build, leasing, asset management until final sale of project.
Stephane Obadia, Algonquin
Gonçalo Duarte Silva, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Poland
Rune Askevold, Puro Hotels
Rune Askevold is a Norwegian citizen. He started his career working within the international banking- and shipping industry. In 2003 he became a hotelier and has for the last 8 years been the Managing- and Creative Director of Puro Hotels Sp. z o.o. – the first Polish lifestyle hospitality brand. Mr. Askevold is married and has 3 sons.
Krzysztof Celuch, Poland Convention Bureau
Martin Schaller, MRICS, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Martin Schaller is a graduate in business management (FH), a qualified real estate economist (IRE|BS), hotel manager (IHK) and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Schaller has more than 15 years experience in the hotel and real estate industry and has studied, hotel, real estate and tourism management at universities in Germany, Sweden and the USA. Following his education, Schaller gained extensive experience in the operational hotel business at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, among others. Schaller has been specialising in hotel real estate since 2004 and provided support for a number of hotel transactions at the international real estate consultancy company Christie + Co. As a Senior Investment Manager for Hotels, Schaller was responsible for hotel transactions as well as in particular implementing the investment strategy in budget hotels at Union Investment from 2009 to 2014. In 2012 and 2013, as Hotel Investment Manager, Schaller was responsible for the design, launch and start-up phase of the first sector fund for hotels at Union Investment, the UII Hotel No. 1. Schaller has an extensive network of hotel operators and project developers and has been able to position Union Investment as a leading investor in budget hotels in the open-ended real estate funds provider segment over the last few years. Schaller has been leading the Asset Management Hotel group at Union Investment since October 2014 and with his team of specialists is responsible for a portfolio with 43 hotel real estate properties in 8 countries across Europe and a volume of roughly EUR 2.3 billion in total.
Christian Hribar, Worldhotels
Murat YILMAZ, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Michał Olszewski, Vice Mayor, City of Warsaw
Born in 1977 in Bydgoszcz. Graduated from Faculty of Journalism and Political Science University of Warsaw. Since October 2011, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, before Director of European Funds Department. As a Deputy Mayor he is responsible for development strategy of Warsaw. He also supervises European funds, economic development, housing, environmental protection, sport and geodesy.
Dorota Latkowska, REINO Partners
Dorota Latkowska, MRICS, is a Founding Partner of investment management company REINO Partners. She has over 19 years of a wide-ranging property experience working for Price Waterhouse and than heading capital markets team of Knight Frank where she was also the Proprietary Partner. She has been involved in different types of investment deals, fund raising and debt financing with the total value exceeding EUR 2.5 bln in CEE. She has worked with most of investors active on the Polish market. In REINO Partners together with her partners she has created the unique structure allowing Polish high net worth individuals investing in institutional office buildings through REINO Dividend funds with the first acquisition completed in October last year (Kapelanka in Krakow) and further ongoing.
Astrid Schafleitner, Motel One Development GmbH
Astrid Schafleitner joined the development team of the expanding hotel group Motel One in 2011. She holds the position of Director Development and as such is responsible for the expansion of Motel One in South Germany, Austria and CEE. Ms Schafleitner graduated in Business Science from the University of Linz, and has gained comprehensive operational hotel experience, among others, with the highly regarded hotel consultancy group PKF hotelexperts.
Agnieszka Starczewska, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Agnieszka Starczewska is Head of Local Finance, Department of European Programs in the state-owned Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. Agnieszka joined BGK in 2007 as expert in Project Finance Department and was involved in financing the Polish defence industry, than concentrated on international projects, including hotel developments. Since 2012 she is responsible for financing urban projects within the initiative JESSICA (Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas), a policy of the European Commission developed jointly with the EIB. Before joining BGK, Agnieszka collected experience in shipping industry, then held a position of a Financial Controller in one of Nestle’s companies.
Magdalena Sekutowska, Hilton Worldwide
A graduate of the University of Michigan and New York University, Magdalena Sekutowska has both finance and development experience. She worked on financing numerous energy projects in North America at Credit Suisse Investment Banking. She then moved to structure real estate projects in North America and the Caribbean at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. After developing full-service hotels in North America, for the last six years Magdalena has developed hotels at Hilton Worldwide in Europe. She is currently based in Warsaw and her focus is on developing the Hilton portfolio of hotel brands in Central and Eastern Europe, mainly in Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Jakub Klimczak, STR Global, London
Jakub Klimczak is Business Development Manager at STR Global based in London. Jakub joined STR Global in 2014 to lead development of the Central and Eastern European region. STR and STR Global track supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provide valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. Jakub Klimczak has ten years of professional experience in the hospitality industry, within the field of Revenue Management at various London hotels, including Intercontinental Hotels Group and Hilton . He played an instrumental role in driving hotel revenues over the period of recession and maximizing on an opportunity provided by London 2012 Olympic Games.He holds an Honours Degree in Business Administration from City University of Seattle and Postgraduate Certificate in Management from University of Westminster.
Wojciech Szybkowski, CMS, CEE Hotels & Leisure Group
Wojciech Szybkowski is a partner at CMS and Head of the Firm’s CEE Hotels & Leisure Group. Wojciech advises a range of international clients in the hotel, leisure and commercial real estate sectors. His clients include investors, developers, operators and lenders. Wojciech handles legal aspects of acquisitions and disposals, development, financing and operational issues. He has also significant experience in restructuring matters. He assists clients on projects in Poland and other CEE countries. He is based in Warsaw.
Bruno Leroy, Choice Hotels Franchise GmbH
Bruno Leroy is in charge of portfolio growth at the Choice Hotels’ Munich based office overlooking Germany and Central Europe. Born and raised in France, he graduated in Tourism Management at the University of Savoy in Chambéry, France. In the past 15 years, he collected experience in airline business as well as incoming tourism in Scotland and Germany. Before joining Choice in 2009, Bruno supported sales activities for two hotels in Munich. He speaks French, German and English.
Gilles Clavie, Orbis SA
Gilles Clavie is 44 years old. He began his professional career as a consolidation and group financial reporting Manager in Eridania Beghin-Say in 1993. He joined Accor Group in Paris in 2001 as Reporting Director for the business and leisure hotels segment. He held a position of a Financial Controller in Accor in the years 2004 through 2010.
Gilles Clavie joined Orbis S.A. as a member of the Executive Committee of the Company in January 2011. He has been responsible for strategy, management control, IT systems implementation and asset management. Gilles Clavie also created and has been heading a Property Management Committee which concentrated on in-depth analysis of various investment projects as regards development, asset management, construction and maintenance. He was appointed a President of the Management Board & CEO of Orbis SA on June 27th 2014.