Where Ramboll stands apart from competitors is that we have a dedicated hotel sector group, who know best practices and technical excellence of hospitality project development from location search, feasibility studies and project management to a successful technically operating hotel.
The hotel and resorts specialists
Our hotel and resorts specialists comprise representatives from multidisciplinary real estate development, finance, architecture and engineering departments. Our consulting services help you to analyse your strategy, appraise your options and develop a plan that aims to deliver a smooth development process. We develop strategies that will lead to quality and the optimisation of costs and revenue that you were looking for to achieve results and attain success. We offer solutions that are precisely tailored to your needs.
Our real estate development consultants advise you on location search, land and asset transactions, transformation of buildings into hotels, leasing of hotel properties and selection of operators and hotel franchises.
Our project management experts deliver project management services from early phases of real estate development and city zoning process management to construction management.
Our engineering expertise includes mechanical and electrical services engineers, civil and structural engineers, fire engineers, acoustic consultants and environmental engineers. This gives Ramboll the experience needed to design memorable buildings and efficient infrastructure for the travel, leisure and tourist industries.
The importance of strategic planning and feasibility studies
Whether a new-build, renovation or asset acquisition, the importance of strategic planning and proper feasibility study cannot be overstated. Our experience allows us to deliver value for you in every area of your project ensuring that you’re taking maximum advantage of the opportunities open to you. We are supporting hotel groups in their expansion strategies and property owners in their real estate development projects.
While each project is different, our focuses can include:
- Studying the performance of markets or market segments
- Location search and site assessment: hotel planning for location suitability, local infrastructure and transport support
- Feasibility study covering the local competitors within the hotel or resort market, establishing the net achievable room rates and occupancy rates, estimates of construction costs and project development schedule.
- Running due diligence studies prior to the acquisition or lease of a property
- Assisting in the business aspects of the contract negotiation, both related to the ownership and for the operation
- Executing transactions of any hotel type: hotels, resorts, hostels, etc.
- Helping in the use changes of office or residential buildings into hotels
Integration of ground-breaking technologies
Ground-Breaking Renewable Technologies have played an important role in the energy solutions for hotel developments for over 30 years. Significant operating cost savings can be realised through the appropriate selection of Renewable Technologies. Ramboll engineers have designed some very innovative solutions to minimising hotel running costs and have been responsible for the design of the UK's largest ground source heat pump solution on any hotel in the UK.
Understanding the guest experience
It is imperative that the guest experience is fully understood and that their journey throughout the duration of a guest's stay is successfully catered for from the point of placing the booking through to check out and departure. This understanding is particularly relevant to mechanical and electrical services design solutions, to ensure guest comfort is achieved.
The environmental conditions experienced by guests as they circulate around the hotel facilities need to be carefully controlled and monitored to ensure temperature, humidity, noise and lighting levels provide comfortable and appropriate ambiances relevant to the location within the building.