Forsters Hotels and Leisure team provides legal advice to a wide spectrum of hotel owners, operators and developers with a particular emphasis on luxury and boutique hotels.
Our extensive network of clients and contacts, including property developers, agents and designers, places us at the centre of the hotel and leisure industry.
Our team offers the broad range of advice needed by hotel owners and operators. We are well placed to guide hoteliers through all the stages of acquisition, development, finance and day-to-day management.
Our services include:
- hotel acquisitions and sales
- hotel management agreements
- asset management
- corporate advice for structuring acquisitions
- construction advice for development and refurbishment
- commercial contracts
- employment and health and safety
- commercial and property litigation
- tax planning for owners.
The Covid-19 pandemic created a perfect storm for the hotels sector and, despite ever improving signs of recovery, the resulting devastation will take time and innovation to repair. Unprecedented economic life-support provided by the UK government over the last two years has kept the gathering clouds at bay, but there could well be casualties in 2022 and beyond. This was the conclusion of a roundtable discussion hosted by Forsters on 10 November 2021.
Joe Beeston, Counsel in Forsters' Employment team, has written an article for Boutique Hotel News outlining some of the issues faced by hotel HR teams as the hotel sector cautiously begins a return to normality following a turbulent couple of years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the hotel industry, with some commentators suggesting that it could take upwards of five years for the sector to fully recover. Hotels are truly multi-faceted businesses, often involving property interests and construction arrangements, commercial contracts, and underlying financial arrangements, as well as employing many people in various roles. What are the key legal issues hoteliers should consider during these uncertain times?