Hotels and tourism
Our experienced hotels and tourism team bring together a range of specialist legal areas to provide hotel owners, operators, investors, funders and brands the support and guidance they need.
We work with clients in all areas of the hotel and tourism sector. We advise large independent UK hotel brands, owners utilising international hotel brands and third party management companies to increase their market share and profitability, overseas investors expanding their UK portfolios, developers of luxury lodges, high-end hostels and new hybrid accommodation offerings, private equity investors, as well as all types of operators and funders.
In the wider tourism sector, we act for some of Scotland’s most prestigious and best known attractions.
Given the difficulties faced by the worldwide hotel and tourism sectors due to Covid – and, in the UK, the ongoing challenges posed by Brexit – businesses are requiring to be innovative, fleet of foot and firmly forward looking. With our in-depth sector knowledge, we are helping those businesses continue to build resilience and to grow and prosper as travel, accommodation and tourism goes through enormous change.
A number of us have in-house experience with different hotel companies, including roles as company secretary and group counsel, as well as in the legal team of one of the UK’s biggest independent hotel chains.
Our team is drawn from experts with a wide variety of specialisms and experience including:
- Purchases and sales, including W&I insurance
- Corporate structuring and reorganisations
- Hotel management and franchise arrangements
- Funding and property finance
- Investments and private equity
- Partnerships and joint ventures
- Planning, development and construction
- Employment – with specific HR on-site support
- Licensing and health & safety
- Commercial contracts
Our clients include Apex Hotels, Stobo Castle, Strathmore Hotels, Compass Hospitality and Axcel Hospitality.
"Every query, no matter how trivial, is dealt with efficiently, and the team seem to genuinely care about their clients and take an interest in their business."