Westmont Hospitality Group

Houston, TX

Westmont Hospitality Group is an owner and operator of hotels around the globe. Given the diversity in Westmont’s portfolio, the company has to tailor-­make its business plan uniquely for each asset based on its market, location, asset type and service levels. Given its vast experience with all major hotel brands, Westmont is able to determine the right brand for each hotel. Each asset and investment is carefully analyzed and has its own unique business model to ensure the best returns. Westmont has strong teams in various geographical areas, allowing the company to specifically tailor its services to the opportunity that presents itself. Westmont has become one of the most active hotel investors worldwide and is continually monitoring hotel markets for potential investments. As a result of its worldwide presence, Westmont has extensive market knowledge, excellent operational expertise and strong relationships with the world’s largest hospitality brands, lenders and advisors. This provides Westmont with a steady deal flow and a strong reputation in concluding both actively-marketed deals and off- market negotiated transactions. Westmont endeavours to buy assets at the right time of the cycle and provide strong returns for its co- investors. Westmont will invest in an asset when it believes value can be created. Value creation is normally achieved by a combination of factors involving rebranding of the hotel, repositioning the product through capital expenditure and by improving the management and profitability. Westmont has franchise relationships with most major hotel brands and is able to objectively determine the most appropriate brand for each asset. Westmont has invested in various types of hotels including limited service, extended stay, mid-market, full service, boutique and luxury hotels, as well as upscale resorts. Throughout the years, Westmont has had an ownership interest in and operated over 1000 hotels. Currently this stands at over 500 hotels across four continents. Westmont has formed strategic alliances with many of the world’s largest hotel brands. These include Hilton, Marriott/Starwood, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Hyatt, Fairmont and Choice Hotels. The company is one of the largest owner/operators of IHG and Hilton hotels worldwide. Westmont has a very diversified portfolio ranging from 2–5 star properties, full service to limited service business hotels, large conference hotels, aparthotels, boutique hotels and high-end luxury hotels. In general, Westmont has an ownership interest in the assets it operates. With ownership and management aligned, the company employs and empowers its operations teams to use entrepreneurial and creative strategies to drive bottom line growth.