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Market Cap: 57.58M
Action Hotels PLC

Action Hotels PLC

Action Hotels Company (AHC) is a leading owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four star hotels in the Middle East and Australia.

Established in 2005, AHC currently operates nine hotels with a strong development pipeline which will see its portfolio increase to 17 hotels providing a total of over
2,893 rooms by 2017.

Action Hotels PLC

www.actionhotels.com

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Action Hotels PLC Snapshot

 

Action Hotels

 

We have a clear vision which reflects our well-diversified portfolio; strong relationships with the right partners; a healthy development pipeline of hotels already under construction plus a clear plan for future developments and a clear strategy to create and deliver value for our shareholders.

The creation of Action Hotels was the result of careful planning. Our focus is to provide quality accommodation at exceptional value in central and convenient locations in under-supplied markets. Our partnership with international hotel brands and operators allows us to diversify our portfolio of hotels and develop the most suitable properties in each of our markets.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be the leading developer, owner and manager of branded economy and midscale hotels in the Middle East and Australia. Our success is the result of strong relationships with leading international hotel operators and the careful execution of a focused plan to develop high quality assets in locations which have the potential for significant capital appreciation.

OUR STRATEGY

We intend to build on our successful track record and established network to grow the number of hotels we operate, to increase profitability through successful revenue growth and cost management, and to maximize the benefits from the partnership with our global operators as the driver to market our business.

OUR COMPANY VALUES

We understand that in order to build a successful and sustainable business model we must ensure that our business adheres to strong corporate values. As such, we are committed to fostering a working environment based on trusted relationships, respect, teamwork, enthusiasm, commitment and care. These criteria have therefore been adopted as our values.

 

Organisation

As an international owner of economy and midscale hotels, we are experienced in construction, development, design and operations. We understand how to build and run profitable hotels. Our values ensure that our senior management team is approachable and accessible and remains closely involved in all aspects of the business to enable swift decision-making and maximum performance.

Our collaboration with the leading global hotel brand operators, together with our preferred project management company, Action Real Estate Company, gives us outstanding global reach combined with detailed local knowledge in project development.

Action Hotels has built up teams to specifically tailor its organization to the opportunity that presents itself. The team has a track record of identifying, developing and asset managing projects in the region. The lean organizational structure provides AHC with the ability to react rapidly to opportunities and maximize efficiency. These include:

 

DEVELOPMENT

Action Hotels has extensive knowledge of the various local markets and a dedicated development resource providing expertise in sourcing deals and monitoring hotel markets for potential investments. The knowledge acquired through actively working in these markets has proven to be a significant competitive advantage when identifying new opportunities.

 

DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Action Hotels has a dedicated technical team and plays an active role in the managing, supervising and monitoring of its projects from inception until final hand-over to ensure the delivery of the project is on time, within budget and meets the required quality.ACTIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

AHC has a supervisory role to ensure the ownership objectives are achieved. Driven by our sector knowledge and hands-on expertise, we are closely involved with the operators to increase profitability and performance of its hotels. These actions include

  • Reviewing hotel performance including sales & marketing, cost management, staffing levels and providing budgets and business plans.
  • Maintaining partner relationships
  • Establishing capex needs and investment analysis of capital projects
  • Providing project management when necessary
  • Identifying value-enhancing opportunities including efficient reallocation of space
  • Management of fixed charges including insurance and property taxes

 

FINANCE & LEGAL

Action Hotels has an experienced finance team providing a complete range of financial services to the business. These services cover financial accounting and reporting, business controls, strategic financing initiatives, tax, risk management and compliance matters. The finance team ensures that all the financial and fiscal activities are performed and recorded in compliance with strict professional and ethical standards.

 

Accounting/Reporting Financing

  • Reporting on bank covenants
  • Providing management, investor and statutory reports
  • Consolidated financial reports
  • Accounting compliance
  • Overseeing audit and year-end processes

 

Development of financing strategies

  • Maintaining bank relationships
  • Providing advice on bank terms and documentation
  • Lender reporting
  • Development of financing strategies
 
 
Property Portfolio
 
The portfolio is well-balanced and diversified in terms of geography and hotel brands. Our multi-brand portfolio includes operating hotels across the Middle East and Australia, with further properties in development in both regions. Our portfolio will comprise 18 hotels offering more than 3,1984 rooms by 2018.The company has eleven completed and operational properties, and a substantial number of rooms currently under construction in markets that offer strong growth potential and a strong pipeline of development projects, AHC is well-positioned to enjoy significant growth over the next three years.
 
 
 
For properties in the portfolio please click here
 

Board of Directors

Action Hotels is managed by a carefully selected Board of Directors boasting exceptional experience of the hotel business and other industries. Under their leadership, Action Hotels has grown from a single hotel operation to one of the leading hotel development companies in the Middle East.

Sheikh Mubarak A M Al-Sabah

Sheikh Mubarak A M Al-Sabah

FOUNDER AND NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE

Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE

NON-EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Alain Debare

Alain Debare

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Raymond Chigot

Raymond Chigot

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John Johnston

John Johnston

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rawaf I. Bourisli

Rawaf I. Bourisli

​DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Team

Our senior management team comprises talented professionals. Reporting to the Board of directors, they define and disseminate the company’s vision for future growth and success.

Alain Debare

Alain Debare

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rawaf I. Bourisli

Rawaf I. Bourisli

​DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Katie Shelton

Katie Shelton

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Andrew Lindley

Andrew Lindley

FINANCE DIRECTOR

 

Company & Investor Relations

Action Hotels Limited

The Gate Village 2 – Level 4

P.O. Box 66435

DIFC, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 328 92 11 

F: +971 4 328 94 42

 

 

Auditors

PwC Middle East
Emaar Square
Building 4, Level 8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nomad and Broker

Zeus Capital - London
41 Conduit Street
London
W1S 2YQ

Zeus Capital - Manchester
82 King Street
Manchester
M2 4WQ


Company Secretary

Volaw Group
Fifth Floor
37 Esplanade
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 2TR
Channel Islands

Legal Advisers to the Company As to English Law:

K&L Gates
1 New Change
London
EC4M 9AF


As to Jersey Law:

Ogier Group L.P.
Ogier House
The Esplanade
St. Helier
Jersey
JE4 9WG

Action Hotels PLC Timeline

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December 05 2016

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