The bi-annual BHN Hotel Investment Survey completed in January suggested that 2017 should see a similar level of hotel investment across Europe as last year, with a possible slight increase.
Three quarters of respondents were somewhat or very confident that the volume of investment would be greater than it was in 2016, even in light of uncertainty around Brexit and several elections across the continent.
Robust economic growth is expected, with a return to ‘normal’ rates of inflation as the effect of oil price falling fades. There are likely to be more buyers than sellers in in the hospitality sector2017, which will influence investment activity.
The UK is likely to be an attractive region for investment due to a weak pound and Brexit, Scandinavia and Northern Europe are likely to remain popular, Southern Europe will stay roughly unchanged while investment in Eastern Europe is likely to decline.