Hotel Real Estate
Online Course

Hotel Development and Real Estate Investments

With this online course, you will obtain the fundamental knowledge, skills, and practice to be able to make successful business decisions related to hotel development and investments: asset management, feasibility analysis, development and negotiations and valuation of hotel investments.



Week 1 to 5 Hotel Investments:
- Hotels and real estate
- Markets and their efficiency
- Capital types & capital structure
- Loans
- Valuation analysis
- Direct capitalization-conclusion
- Investment valuation
- Investment analysis
- Final assessment
Week 6 to 10 Feasibility Analysis:
- Strategic hotel investments
- Feasibility analysis
- Site analysis
- Financial feasibility
- Stakeholders
- Hotel operators
- HMA negotiations
- Final assessment
Week 11 to 15 Asset Management:
- Data ownership control & liability
- Analysis, tools and building strategies
- Budget - owner’s perspectives
- Asset management plan
- Various stages of asset management
- Final assessment


Learning Outcomes


Valuation of Hotel Investments

  • Explain the principles of the capital structure (debt and equity) and give examples of their application in hotel valuation
  • Examine the different methods of hotel valuation and apply them to real life examples

Feasibility Analysis

  • Explain the entire hotel development process, from evaluating a site, space planning, recommending facilities, to conducting a feasibility and evaluation of the project viability
  • Construct a project plan for the development of a new hotel

  • Break down the key commercial HOT’s and levers of the main contract types

Hotel Asset Management

  • Defend the crucial perspective of hotel asset management, in order to meet investment objectives and create sustainable profits
  • Analyze the components of the hotel sector in terms of types of hotel products, international brands and various business models and contracts
  • Develop an ‘asset management’ toolkit for evaluating projects


Who Should Join

This course is designed for hospitality professionals, hotel owners, bankers, investors and any function related to real estate investments wishing to update their skills and learn about hotel development and real estate investments.

Course Advantages

  • A learning manager moderates the course
  • An online course accessible whenever and wherever
  • Course content based on EHL’s MBA in Hospitality program
  • A Certificate of Completion delivered and certified by EHL


Course overview

  • Next intakes 5 September 2022
    9 January 2023
  • Length 3 x 5 weeks
  • Effort 8 hours / week
  • Course delivery Online
  • Language English
  • Price CHF 5,940
Lecture Videos
Executive Interviews
Interactive Exercises
Reading & Case Studies

Meet your instructors



Dr. Prashant Das

Assistant Professor
Real Estate Finance


Jan Hazelton

Senior Lecturer
Real Estate Development


Heinz Wehrle

Visiting Professor
Asset Management