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Whether you’re an owner, investor, lender or operator in the hotels and leisure sector, you have complex business needs that call for expert solutions. As well as managing real estate assets, you may face corporate, tax, financing, construction, environment, litigation and employment issues, often across borders. With over 300 experts in 42 countries, our International practice can advise you on M&A, financing, development & construction, leases, management and franchise agreements and tax structuring. In addition to our core client base of investors and lenders, we also advise operators, brand owners, administrators, construction companies and technology providers.

CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, advising the top investors, funds and lenders in the market. We consistently advise on more transactions in this sector in Europe than any other law firm. This means you get access to the latest information, ideas and opportunities. . If you are involved in a distressed situation, our real estate restructuring lawyers can help sell your hotel or leisure asset out of insolvency. In the event of a dispute, our industry experts can guide you through the litigation process, ensuring you the best outcome.

Being so immersed in the sector, means that we can also introduce you to other sector players, including operators, purchasers, vendors, construction firms, financiers and investors - as well as developed hoteliers looking for growth in new and undeveloped markets. Such contacts can prove invaluable to your business.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Ho­tels & Leis­ure in the UK
Taiwanese hos­pit­al­ity firm Sun­rider In­ter­na­tion­al on the high pro­file GBP 185m pur­chase of the St Er­min’s Hotel in West­min­ster from An­gelo, Gor­don & Co.Deer­brook Group on The GBP 150m ac­quis­i­tion of...
Breathe easy
July 2018
Find­ing the bal­ance: hu­man touch versus high tech
Ho­tels and res­taur­ants are in­creas­ingly ex­pec­ted to de­liv­er a new and dif­fer­ent ex­per­i­ence; one that leaves a last­ing memory, dis­tin­guishes them from their com­pet­it­ors and em­braces not just tech­no­logy...

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15 December 2020
CMS Scot­land Ho­tels News­let­ter - Decem­ber 2020
In the CMS Scot­land Ho­tels 2020 Decem­ber news­let­ter, we look at:How Scots sup­por­ted our ho­tels sec­tor in 2020How land­lords and ten­ants dealt with rents this year­In­ten­ded new Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment con­trols...
27 October 2020
Re­bound & Re­mod­el Tour­ism in Scot­land
They say that ab­sence makes the heart grow fonder: a per­haps un­ex­pec­ted out­come of the C-19 pan­dem­ic has seen more of us hol­i­day in Scot­land, soak­ing up some of the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings and loc­al ex­per­i­ences...
26 March 2020
Out­look un­cer­tain for hotel in­vest­ment in CEE des­pite un­pre­ced­en­ted boom...
In the last five years (2015-2019) CEE has ex­per­i­enced EUR 4.2 bil­lion worth of trans­ac­tions – nearly half of the total hotel trans­ac­tion volume (EUR 9.4 bil­lion) achieved by the re­gion in the last...
5 March 2020
Nov­el coronavir­us and the hotel sec­tor
Glob­al tour­ism and hotel rev­en­ues are cur­rently be­ing severely af­fected as a res­ult of the out­break of the nov­el coronavir­us (Cov­id-19) in late 2019. Pro­tect­ing staff and guests The World Health Or­gan­iz­a­tion...
9 February 2020
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Spring 2020
CMS is de­lighted to provide you with the latest edi­tion of Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters, our bul­let­in for the ho­tels and leis­ure in­dustry. This pub­lic­a­tion ex­plores re­cent de­vel­op­ments in the ho­tels and leis­ure...
21 May 2020
CMS Scot­land Hotel & Leis­ure We­bin­ar
Join CMS for an in­sight­ful look at the chal­lenges and op­por­tun­it­ies in the Scot­tish ho­tels mar­ket.  Kate Nich­olls of UK­Hos­pit­al­ity has been a key per­son for the UK's hos­pit­al­ity in­dustry since the COV­ID-19...
5 November 2019
Scot­tish Tour­ist Tax: Solu­tion or Set­back?
The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has opened con­sulta­tion on its pro­posed tran­si­ent vis­it­or levy, or “tour­ist tax”, un­til 2 Decem­ber 2019. Al­though Scot­land has em­braced its status as a centre for tour­ism...
Spring/Summer 2019
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Spring/Sum­mer 2019
CMS is de­lighted to provide you with the latest edi­tion of Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters, our bul­let­in for the ho­tels and leis­ure in­dustry. This pub­lic­a­tion ex­plores re­cent de­vel­op­ments in the ho­tels and leis­ure...
23 May 2019
CMS Scot­land Ho­tels Up­date 2019 (Glas­gow)
We hope you can join us at our Glas­gow of­fice where CMS and Savills will provide an in­sight­ful look at the Scot­tish hotel mar­ket.Savills’ Steven Fy­fe will be look­ing at who is in­vest­ing in the sec­tor...
February 2019
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Gyms
Gym high­lights A po­ten­tial bid­der on the ac­quis­i­tion of Pure Gyms.BGF on its in­vest­ment in­to Gym­Box.Gym­box provid­ing a sig­ni­fic­ant amount of port­fo­lio and fin­an­cing leg­al ser­vices over the years.Graph­ite...
04 January 2019
Breathe easy
Is your busi­ness situ­ated in any of the hot­spots where air qual­ity schemes are pro­posed? If so, you may face a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on ac­cess to your busi­ness for guests, staff and de­liv­er­ies. Our guide...
10 December 2018
Hotel in­vest­ment scene in CEE
Wel­come to the first edi­tion of the joint Cush­man & Wake­field - CMS re­port on the Hotel In­vest­ment scene in CEE: New hotel con­cepts, the Mil­len­ni­al gen­er­a­tion, and the new wish list.Due to the re­gion's...