HOTEL VALUATION & DEBT STRUCTURING PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE - 2019/0

Module code: MANM440

Module Overview

Focuses on Market Value and the Hotel Valuation Processes and techniques.
Focuses on real estate financing for hotel projects through development, franchise and
acquisition financing. Lectures will cover the financial returns to the owner, lender, and
management company in the lodging investment. Will measure rates of return for owner,
lender and manager, purposes of feasibility, and debt and equity capital structures.
Emphasis will also be placed on the strategic transaction process such as investment
underwriting, portfolio management, acquisitions, dispositions, and bankruptcy as well.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

GANBERT Sylvia (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N340

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Intermediate to advanced hotel investment and financial analysis skills
Introduction to real estate finance related to the hotel asset class sector
Hotel transaction analysis related to acquisition, development, asset management, dispositions, & bankruptcy
Hotel Asset Valuation – DCF, Sales Approach, Cost Approach
Hotel Development – Feasibility studies, construction financing
Hotel investment/financial returns as well as benchmarking analysis
Hotel Management and Franchise Agreement Analysis
Hotel Financing and Lending
Capital Structuring – Debt, Equity within the capital stack

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) Group Assignment (2,000 words) 50
Coursework Individual Assignment (3,000 words) 50

Alternative Assessment

Group Assignment (2,000 words) - Individual Report (2000 word Report)

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a number of learning outcomes that are directly related to the topics delivered in various weeks. The assessments are designed to capture learning in all the topics covered in this module.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


The group assignment will use the tools and techniques learned in this module to analyse a hotel transaction (i.e. development, acquisition, and disposition) that is hypothetical whereby the role of an owner, a lender, and management company must be carefully analysed and presented. Transaction data will be provided by instructor. For this purpose students should form groups of 3-5 students. Each group must present in class as well as a written assignment, no later than the tenth week of class. Each group will also be responsible for reading, understanding and reflecting on the various articles, case studies in the classroom. In the case of an alternative assessment being necessary, individual students will be provided with an alterative data set and be expected to carry out a similar set of analyses.The report from this will be uo to 2000 words.
The individual assignment will again be asked to evaluate a transaction provided by the instructor whereby the role of the owner, lender and management company should be analysed but also discuss the upside and downside risks and rewards of the transaction through strategic and critical thinking. Use of transactional data may go as far back as 5-7 years. The transaction and data for the individual assignment will be provided by the instructor. Once again this will assess the students abilities in various theoretical, strategic and advanced calculations based competencies in hotel investment and financial analysis.


Formative assessment and feedback


Verbal and written feedback on group presentations
Written feedback on group reports
4 scheduled group tutorials
Peer assessment within and between groups
Facilitation and feedback from the teaching team

Module aims

  • To provide students with understanding of hotel Valuation and debt Structuring
    concepts and techniques
  • To help students learn market based financial analysis, strategy, techniques, models
    and transactions. The student will be engaged in hotel valuation, and financial
    analysis techniques as well as understanding the various transaction in the industry
    which impacts the owner, lender and
  • To understand the Art of Capital structuring
  • To pass this module the student will demonstrate a familiarity with hotel investment and
    finance, The student should display some understanding of the relevant issues and some
    familiarity with the relevant theories and techniques such as the P&L, financial statements,
    financial ratios and transactions.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Understand Hotel Financing and Lending CKPT
002 Understand Capital Structuring – Debt, Equity within the capital stack CKPT
003 Use techniques of evaluation of hotel financial and investment data. CK
004 Understand the complexity of the Capital Stack and debt structuring CKPT
005 Evaluate the various perspectives, lender, owner & operator CKPT
006 Evaluate hotel transactions through financial analysis and strategic decisions K
007 Critique the various valuation techniques used to analyse hotels from an owner, lender and management company CP
008 Evaluate and interpret transaction through financial analysis CPT
009 Appraise (ROI) hotel capital expenditures and renovations for acquisitions, repositioning, and bankruptcy CK

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 33

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

The learning and teaching strategy is developed in this module to facilitate active learning and to support students in achieving the learnnig outcomes.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Discussion forums to include solving problems to understand the contents covered in lectures. This is to cover worked examples which are an integral part of the module. Tutor will provide the necessary support during these sessions for deeper understanding practical examples, articles, case studies and long problem solutions.
SurreyLearn discussion forums to address any issues related to the contant, learning and teaching environment, and delivery of the module and/or specific topics.
SurreyLearn will be used for delivering optional mock MCQ examinations as well as case studies thereby giving the participants an opportunity to get formative feedback.
Utilizing SurreyLearn as the main pool of resources including lecture handouts, tutorial problems, mock exercises, articles, case studies, and discussions. Besides using SurreyLearn as the main means of communication to establish resource efficiency and communicational effectiveness.
Weekly office hours provided by lecturers.
Support of lecture material by directed reading and exercises selected.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for HOTEL VALUATION & DEBT STRUCTURING PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm440

Other information

None

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