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Our hotel operations team advises many of the world's leading hotel groups

Our hotel ownership, development and operations team is committed to helping clients to succeed in the markets in which they operate. Hospitality is a core sector of focus at Clyde & Co. We assist clients with the very best legal advice to adapt their businesses to changing markets, guide them through expansion in new territories as they plan for future growth and to comply with local operating laws.

We have market leading knowledge and experience of the hotel and hospitality sector, gained working with some of the world’s leading hotel developers and operators. Our team includes lawyers with in-house experience having acted as legal counsel to leading international hotel operators.

We offer a complete range of services to hotel owners, developers and operators including advice on the negotiation and structuring of the full suite of hotel management agreements, service agreements, and operational areas. These include management and commercial agreements, employment issues, outsourcing, development, e-commerce, trade marks and intellectual property.

Our hospitality lawyers have worked on hotels, resorts, branded residences, serviced apartments and mixed use projects across the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Asia Pacific.

Our Hotel Operations Work

  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Development of hotels

    Advising a multinational hotel operator on its development of hotels in Cambodia


    Hotel management agreement dispute

    Advising in relation to multiple hotel management agreement disputes for hotel groups in Shanghai


    Market entry into Indonesia

    Advising the hospitality arm of one of Southeast Asia's largest property developers on its market entry into Indonesia and the management of its flagship property


    Leasehold and management arrangement

    Advising a US listed hotel management company with the leasehold and management arrangement related to the conversion of a mixed use property in Osaka


    Branded residence programs

    Advising a leading international hotel operator on all aspects of the creation and implementation of branded residence programs and negotiation of related management documents for Malaysia


    Management agreements and due diligence exercises

    Advising a global hotel operator on the negotiation and preparation of management agreements and performance of due diligence exercises for numerous hotels across Malaysia


    Due diligence and negotiation of management agreements for a luxury resort

    Advising a US listed hotel operator on the due diligence and negotiation of management agreements for a luxury resort in the Maldives


    Structuring and management of a mixed development

    Advising an Asian based hotel and educational company on the structuring and management of a mixed development comprised of a hotel and hospitality school


    Development of a five star luxury hotel in Sentosa, Singapore

    Representing a leading global hotel operator in connection with the development of a five star luxury hotel located in Sentosa, Singapore, including performing all aspects of the negotiation of management agreements

  • Local law advice for US company

    Advising a leading US hospitality company on local law aspects of hotel management documents for new hotels in Doha and Riyadh


    Hotel management agreements in Qatar

    Advising a high profile Qatari individual on the hotel management agreements for a five star hotel and villa complex


    Five star hotel operator in KSA

    Negotiating a suite of hotel agreements on behalf of an international 5* operator for a high profile hotel in Riyadh, KSA

    Saudi Arabia

    Property management disputes for an Australian hotel operator

    Acting for a leading Australian-based hotel operator in respect of disputes arising out of a property management and leasing agreement for a residential apartment building in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates

    Ground breaking project in the UAE

    Acting for one of Spain's largest hotel operators on local law compliance of its hotel management agreement for a ground-breaking project in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates

    Third party food and beverage licensing

    Advising hotel owners and operators on third party food and beverage arrangements, including leasing and licensing

    United Arab Emirates

    Local law advice for Marriott and Ritz Carlton

    Acting for Marriott and Ritz Carlton on local law issues in relation to hotel management agreements across the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates

    Licensing and pre-opening requirements

    Advising a leading hotel operator on licensing and pre-opening requirements in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

    United Arab Emirates

    RAK Hospitality Holding's AED 880 million acquisition of two hotels in the UAE

    Advising RAK Hospitality Holding in relation to the acquisition by its subsidiary, RAK National Hotels, of two hotels, Rixos Bab Al Bahr Hotel and the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Hotel through a AED 880 million debt facility underwritten by Mashreq Bank

    United Arab Emirates
  • Hostel management contracts in the UK

    Advising a hotel operator on a roll out of a branded hostel concept in the UK, including negotiation of investment documentation, development documentation and management contracts

    United Kingdom

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