Surrey University Stag

HOTEL INVESTMENT - 2023/4

Module code: MAN3127

Module Overview

The module will cover the complete financial cycle of hotel investment analysis including development, lending; operations, investment analysis, renovation decisions, acquisition and disposition. Hotel valuation principles and procedures are explored with emphasis on the replacement cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches. As well, the role and function of the asset manager is discussed with emphasis on investment underwriting, portfolio management, operations analysis, market strategy, management contracts, franchises, strategic investment analysis and the property management team.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

GANBERT Sylvia (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: N862

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 22

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

none

Module content

Introduction to the Hotel Investment Sector

Stakeholders in Hotel development & investments ie hotel operators, owners and debt lenders 

Hotel transaction analysis related to acquisition, development, asset management

Hotel Development – Feasibility studies, development and market analayis 

Hotel investment/financial returns as well as benchmarking analysis

Hotel Management Agreements & Various contract options 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual Report 60
Coursework Group Report 40

Alternative Assessment

GROUP ASSIGNMENT to be replaced with Individual Assignment (2,500 words) report

Assessment Strategy

The module has number of learning outcomes that directly related to the topics delivered in various weeks.

The assessments are designed to capture learning in all the topics.

Assessment 1 - Summative. Individual Report based on a case study feasibility study 

Assessment 2 - Summative Presentation and report based on a destination market analysis. 

Formative feedback will be consistently provided throughout lectures & seminars. There will also be opportunities provided for direct meetings with the module leaders to provide feedback and answer any question that may occur. 

Module aims

  • This module aims to enhance students' understandings of hotel financial concepts and theories. The module also will allow students to learn contemporary hotel; financial analysis techniques/models. The student will be engaged in hotel appraisal techniques as well as understand the rationale behind hotel development, acquisition, dispositions. The student will be engaged in the various types of management and franchise agreements utilised in the hotel industry and learn the important role of the hotel asset manager.To pass this module the student will demonstrate a familiarity of business finance (corporate finance). The student should display some understanding of the relevant issues and some familiarity with the relevant theories and techniques.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 To provide basic techniques of evaluation of hotel financial and operating data. K
002 Evaluate hotel capital, revenue and expenditures items. KCP
003 Understand the various valuation techniques used to analyse hotels. KCPT
004 Evaluate and interpret budgets for hotel operations. CP
005 Understand (ROI) hotel capital expenditures and renovations. K
006 Evaluate and understand the hotel acquisitions and dispositions process. KC
007 Evaluate the hotel development process through feasibility studies. C
008 Understand basic finance concepts and lending to the hotel industry. KCT
009 Understand the equity investment acquisition underwriting process for ownership. K
010 Understand the role of the hotel asset manager through buy, hold, sell strategies as well as hotel value enhancement. K
011 Evaluate hotel operations analysis CPT
012 Understand the importance of hotel management and franchise agreement and negotiations. K
013 Understand hotel property management operations. K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

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


  • Lectures incorporating class-room participation for better understanding.

  • Seminars sessions for solving problems to understand the contents covered in lectures. The seminars 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.

  • 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 in 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

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.