Burba Hotel Network (BHN), host of the upcoming Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) 2017, is pleased to announce that the Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Russell Kett. The Hot.E Hall of Fame Award was established to recognize an investor, developer, or hotel leader whose career has had a profound and positive impact on the European hotel industry. The honoree is someone recognized for his or her business success, intellectual leadership, and personal dedication to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

Russell Kett is Chairman of the London office of HVS, a global specialist in hotel valuation, consulting, asset management, and brokerage firm. After hotel school, Russell joined Strand Hotels as an internal auditor, then assistant financial controller of London’s Cumberland Hotel. After 18 years with the hotel consultancy divisions of BDO (Horwath Consulting) and Deloitte, he joined HVS in 1995. Russell celebrated his 22nd anniversary with the firm in January 2017. Russell has nearly forty years’ experience in hotel consultancy, investment and real estate experience, focused on providing valuation, feasibility, shared ownership, property, brokerage, investment, asset management, strategy, and related consultancy services, advising hotel, serviced apartments and hostel companies, banks, developers and investors on all aspects of their hospitality industry related interests, throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He is a frequent writer, moderator, and speaker on the international hotel industry, especially topics relating to hotel valuation, investment, marketing, and finance. He has lectured at leading international hotel schools including Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, IMHI-Essec in Paris, Cornell University, and Oxford Brookes University. Russell received a Lifetime Achievement Award from HOSPA, the hospitality professionals association, in 2011.

“We are honored to be presenting the Hot.E Lifetime Achievement Award to Russell Kett,” said Jim Burba, president of BHN. “We can think of no more deserving recipient than Mr. Russell Kett, and it is truly exciting to be presenting this award to him at Hot.E. His lifelong dedication to the hospitality industry embodies what this award is all about.”

Hot.E will be held in London on 26-27 September 2017, at the Hilton London Bankside. For more information about Hot.E, including sponsorship details, visit the website.


About Hot.E
Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) is Europe’s most focused hotel investment conference, with sessions focused on the capital markets and investment opportunities in Europe. With over 1 in 3 of the attending companies representing leading debt, equity and development firms, Hot.E has become the “must-attend” networking event for Europe’s top hotel investment leaders. The 2017 Hot.E conference will take place at the Hilton London Bankside on 26-27 September 2017. For more information or to register for Hot.E 2017, visit the website.

About Burba Hotel Network (BHN)
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With three decades of experience, over 140 events completed to-date, and nearly 100,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends.

BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Mumbai; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London.

The BHN website at www.Burba.com is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.