About AHS Advisory

AHS Advisory is a hospitality real estate and hotel consulting company providing a range of services related to hotels, resorts and mixed-use developments.

We specialise in hotel operations, market research and demand analysis, and have a detailed understanding of the dynamics of the accommodation industry.  We work with hospitality asset owners, operators, developers, investors and financiers, providing comprehensive market analysis and forecasts which form the bases for concept development, performance analysis and projections, feasibility studies, asset management, due diligence and value assessments.

Our Experience

Our credentials are based on a history of successfully completed assignments throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, as well as past experience throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our business acumen is based on personal experience with global professional services and real estate companies, including (Arthur) Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Knight Frank and Cushman & Wakefield.  We have also held the Australian license for HVS International.

We have developed our professional experience from a broad range of assignments, including valuation reports, market studies, acquisition due diligence, integrated tourist resort studies, revenue management reviews, sales and marketing strategic planning, property operations consulting, technology requirement reviews, shared ownership assessments, conference & exhibition market studies, golf studies, spa studies, and operator search & selection processes.

Whilst small, AHS Advisory is a limited company and set up as a professional firm.  It carries a corporate real estate license and holds current insurance policies.

AHS Advisory is accredited by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and associated with the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA), and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI).

The AHS Team

hotel consultingAHS Advisory is founded upon the extensive hospitality industry experience of the company director, Ron de Wit.  He is supported by a team of free-lance specialists in various areas of expertise such as hotel operations, marketing, PR and social media management, revenue management, project management, technology and website design, and real estate.  This provides our clients with a unique combination of long-standing consulting experience and insights in the hospitality and tourism industry, along with focused and up-to-date practical knowledge across a broad range of topical expertise.

If we cannot help, we know who can, and we will make sure our clients get the best skills for every engagement.

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Our Clients

We have completed engagements for a wide variety of clients, including hotel owners and operators, developers, investors and financiers.   We have also worked for and with local councils, state and regional tourism organisations, universities, airports, entertainment companies, as well as many other companies and organisations. In servicing our clients, we often work closely with a variety of hospitality industry specialists, including architectural and interior design firms, legal advisers, project managers, quantity surveyors and project engineers.

Credentials

Code of Professional Conduct

Our practice subscribes to the Code of Professional Conduct as observed by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), of which one of our Directors, Rutger Smits, is a practising member.  The ISHC was founded in recognition of the public need for competent, unbiased advice, professional guidance and sound judgement on the many diversified problems encountered in the hospitality industry.  Members of the Society have demonstrated their integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge, to develop and express sound judgement on issues in the hospitality industry.

Membership of the ISHC is by invitation only.  At present there are only four ISHC members in Australia.

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