Resources for the Hospitality Industry Turnaround post-Coronavirus

As the coronavirus human and economic crisis unfolds we share insights on how businesses can respond and what happens next.


Looking Ahead

As hoteliers, we should never forget our role in society as connectors, hosts, and providers of experiences. Let us join forces to come out of this stronger, more innovative and more resilient than ever.

At EHL, our greatest weapon is information sharing. As such, we have dedicated some of our consultants’ time on a pro bono basis to help industry professionals who need it most.

We will keep updating this page with resources to foster your business resilience. We hope you will find it valuable.

You Ask, We Answer

Do you have industry-related questions about Covid-19 and how to help your business recover? Our experts from EHL Advisory Services are making themselves available on a pro-bono basis during this extraordinary period to provide you with individualized answers.

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Latest Webinars on Turnaround 

EHL academic and business experts discuss with hospitality industry leaders on how to rebound after the Coronavirus crisis. 

RISE is a live web show where EHL Professor Demian Hodari and Special Advisor to UNWTO Anita Mendiratta, together with an array of industry leaders, university professors and current students work through the Covid situation in a fun, personal, and unusual way.

RISE airs every Monday at 2pm CEST. 

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Global Experts discuss the Future of Commercial Real Estate post Coronavirus:

  • What to expect from the valuation of commercial real estate (CRE)  in the future?
  • How have the global hotel markets performed recently?
  • How to rethink the architectural design of CRE facilities?
  • Will the valuation business experience a landslide transformation?
  • Will be capital markets drastically change their attitude towards financing CRE?


Guest panelists: 

  • Jeff Fisher, Indiana University & NCREIF, USA
  • Monika Moser, Wilson Associates, Paris
  • Steve Hood STR (CoStar), USA


EHL experts:

  • Prashant Das (Moderator)
  • Remy Rein
  • Rene-Ojas Woltering


This webinar aired on April 28th 2020.

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Global Experts discuss International Hotel Transactions During the Covid-19 Crisis:

  • How have international hotel transactions been affected by prior crises?
  • How are hotels as an asset class impacted by covid-19?
  • What are hotel investors looking for in the current situation?


Guest panelists: 

  • Zoltan Szelyes, 
    Head of Global Real Estate Research/ Asset Management, Credit Suisse
  • Borik Vokrinek
    Partner – Strategic Advisory & Head of Hospitality Research EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Christopher Kusuma
    Associate - Real Estate Private Equity, KKR


EHL experts:

  • Prof. Isabella Blengini
  • Prof. Rene-Ojas Woltering

This webinar aired on May 26th 2020.

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How Companies Anticipate Recovery via their Corporate Culture and Innovation.

A panel of 4 exceptional hospitality professionals:

  • Louise Byrne, Vice President Global Talent of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • Thomas Mielke, Managing Director of AETHOS Consulting Group
  • Eugenio Pirri, Chief People & Culture Officer of Dorchester Collection
  • Veronica Soares, Executive Committee Member of Pestana Hotel Group
The panel is led by Dr. Sowon Kim, Associate Prof. of Organizational Behavior, and Dr. Margarita Cruz, Assistant Prof. of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.

This panel aired on May 4th 2020. 

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Latest Covid-19 Articles

Our team of academics and experts share their latest insights on the Covid-19: check our related articles below.


Online Course: 
Managing Underperforming Properties

This 5-weeks online course examines performance shortfalls and crisis situations within the hospitality and tourism industry. You will discover theories and practices on corporate turnarounds and change management.


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