In the face of adversity
Despite ongoing political and financial instability within the country at large, the numbers for the Italian hotel market continue to look relatively healthy. However, with transaction volumes down this year compared with 2017 levels, how is the investor profile changing, where are they looking to get deals done and how attractive is the hospitality segment compared to other real-estate opportunities? With the help of Colliers International, Hotel Management International takes stock.
Refitted and ready
From the food to the furnishings, the redesign of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has focused on giving passengers a taste of the French Riviera until the moment they step on their flights home. Jim Banks speaks to the airport’s chief commercial officer, Filip Soete, about how the four-year project has lived up to his vision.
Gateway to greatness
In October, the new Istanbul Airport – the largest single-roof airport in the world – opened its doors. Jenny Southan speaks to the project’s architects about the inspirations and challenges faced when designing an airport of this scale.
A hub of the future
Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport is fast becoming one of the world’s major transport hubs – and with that comes capacity issues that go way beyond bricks and mortar expansion. Chief operating officer Javed Malik talks to Christian Doherty on how the airport is putting innovation at the heart of its expansion.
Reimagine the airport
With global passenger numbers set to double by 2037, airports are facing new capacity constraints. It will be critical to ease congestion and eliminate bottlenecks, ensuring that movement through terminals is as seamless and stress-free as possible. Hasse Jørgensen, a manager at IATA, explains to Abi Millar how new technologies will improve passenger flow.