Hotels and leisure

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
  • financing
  • corporate advice for structuring acquisitions
  • construction advice for development and refurbishment
  • planning
  • commercial contracts
  • employment and health and safety
  • commercial and property litigation
  • tax planning for owners.

Weathering the storm: The future for hotels

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.

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COVID-19 and the Hotel Industry

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?

COVID-19 and the Hotel Industry


The hotel industry: responding and adapting to unprecedented times

The coronavirus pandemic has, without a doubt, reshaped our personal and professional lives. All industries and sectors have been affected in one way or another and are responding in different ways. Some areas of the hotel industry have taken steps which no-one could have foreseen just a few months ago. So, how is the hotel industry responding to the crisis, what measures and arrangements are being put in place and what are the longer term considerations for it?

The hotel industry: responding and adapting to unprecedented times


COVID-19 Information Hub - helping you and your business through this unprecedented time


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"All the people at the Forsters Art & Cultural property team are very approachable and combine this with knowledge. They also listen which is rarer than you might think."
The Legal 500, 2020
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