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HotStats to Sponsor 2019 HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievement Award at IHIF

Deadline for nominations is 30 January 2019 with finalists announced 12 February.

HotStats, the global leader in monthly profitability data benchmarking for the hotel industry, is the 2019 sponsor of the HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievement Award, to be awarded in March, during the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin. 

The award, which recognises exemplary work in asset management initiatives within the hospitality industry, will be presented on 4 March, during the conference’s general session. The award is co-presented by HAMA Europe and Questex Hospitality Group. 

“HotStats is proud to be associated with IHIF and the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA),” said Pablo Alonso, CEO of HotStats. “As a company focused on delivering bottom-line results to hotels through a unique brand of profitability data, we can’t think of a better award to be connected with, as it shows excellence in optimising operational performance, which is at the heart of HotStats’ mission.”

The HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievement Award was created to acknowledge a hotel project that, through innovative measures, maximised the return on investment for owners by not only growing the asset value, but optimizing future cash flow.

 “As the hospitality industry has become infinitely more complex, investors and operators are in a race to keep up, let alone excel in operating their hotels for guest satisfaction and asset profitability,” said Alexi Khajavi, Managing Director of EMEA Hospitality + Travel Group, Questex. “The HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievement Award was launched at IHIF to recognise the leaders and highlight best practices in hotel asset management. We are delighted to have HotStats joining Questex and HAMA at IHIF. As the industry’s foremost benchmarking tool for hotel profitability, it’s a natural fit that HotStats would support this award.”

Christian Youens, Vice President of HAMA Europe, added, “We are delighted to welcome HotStats on board as sponsor of this year’s award, which, in its fourth year, has established itself as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.”

Last year’s winner of the award was Global Holdings Management for the restored Pulitzer Amsterdam. Entrants are invited to submit applications for one of three categories: 

  • Best Value Add Strategy
  • Best Sustainability Strategy
  • Best Repositioning Strategy

There will be one winner announced within each category, and one overall winner. The deadline for nominations is the 30th of January 2019, with finalists announced on 12 February.

For further information on IHIF and to submit an application for the HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievement Award, visit or

About HotStats
HotStats provides a unique profit-and-loss benchmarking service to hoteliers from across the globe that enables monthly comparison of hotels’ performance against competitors. It is distinguished by the fact that it maintains in excess of 500 key performance metrics covering 70 areas of hotel revenue, cost, profit and statistics, providing far deeper insight into the hotel operation than any other tool. The HotStats database totals millions of hotel rooms worldwide. For more information, visit

About Questex Hospitality Group
Questex Hospitality Group serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to global GDP. Through our innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations. The Questex Hospitality+Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry via our proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as our network of live events. For more information visit

About HAMA Europe
The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) is the preeminent organisation of professionals responsible for proactively increasing asset values on behalf of hotel owners worldwide. HAMA is a networking organisation of over 400 practicing hotel asset managers globally who are directly responsible for making decisions concerning capital investments, renovations, asset re-positioning, operational policies and franchise selections. There are six global HAMA chapters located in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, China, Japan and Middle East and Africa.

HAMA Europe was founded in 2014 to provide European hotel asset managers with intense semi-annual forums, industry communications, CHAM certification and education. The membership roster includes representation from institutional funds, individual owners, private equity groups, real estate groups—all dedicated to the hospitality industry.

For more information, including membership enquiries and CHAM certification, please visit

For further information, please contact:
Michael Grove
+44 7437 014022

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