Burba Hotel Network (BHN), hosts of the upcoming Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) 2015, are pleased to announce that the nomination period for the inaugural Hot.E Deal of the Year Awards is open. The deadline for awards submissions is 31 July 2015. Hot.E will be held in London on 28-29 September 2015, at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

The Hot.E Deal of the Year Awards were established to recognize the companies responsible for some of the most influential hospitality industry investments occurring in the European marketplace over the course of the past year.

The awards consist of two categories; Merger & Acquisition/Portfolio of the Year and Single Asset Transaction of the Year. The Merger & Acquisition/Portfolio of the Year Award will recognize an acquisition of a controlling stake in a portfolio of hotels, company, or brand ownership entity in Europe between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015. The Single Asset Transaction of the Year Award will recognize a hotel or resort in which more than a 50 percent ownership stake has been acquired (transaction closed) in Europe between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015.

The chair of the Merger & Acquisition/Portfolio of the Year Award committee is Charles Human of HVS, Hodges Ward Elliott, and the chair of the Single Asset Transaction of the Year Award committee is Chris Day of Christie + Co. Nominations will be reviewed according to specific ranking criteria by these two committees, comprised of hotel industry leaders. The finalist information will then be sent to Hot.E delegates for voting. Winners will be announced at Hot.E on 29 September 2015.

For more information about the inaugural Hot.E Deal of the Year Awards, visit the Hot.E website.


About Hot.E
Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) is Europe’s most focused hotel investment conference, with sessions highlighting the capital markets and investment opportunities in Europe. With over one-third of the companies in attendance in 2014 comprised of leading debt, equity, and development organizations, Hot.E has become the ‘must attend’ networking event for Europe’s hotel investment leaders. The conference will be held 28-29 September 2015 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London. The conference is hosted by BHN, the world’s leading producer of hotel investment conferences. For more information or to register for Hot.E 2015 visit the Hot.E website.

Hot.E 2015 is being held in association with The Hotel Distribution Event (HDE). HDE will immediately follow Hot.E at the same venue on 30 September.

About BHN
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With almost three decades of experience, over 120 events completed to-date, and more than 85,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends. BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Gurgaon Delhi N.C.R.; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London. The BHN website is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.