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Hausse Hospitality works with clients who have existing hospitality businesses, or are looking to develop new hospitality projects, in traditionally overlooked and undeveloped African markets.
We are passionate about the development and sustained growth of the lodging, restaurant, travel and leisure industries in Africa, specifically in Nigeria and other West African markets. We believe in focusing on what the market actually needs and what will ultimately serve long term investment goals. We embrace and utilize the concepts of critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative open-mindedness to help our clients reach their goals.
Hausse Hospitality works out of Lagos, Nigeria and New York, USA. We are seasoned hospitality professionals who have industry experience from global hotel firms, hotel investment companies, and, W Hospitality Group, a leading Africa-based hospitality consulting firm.
Hausse Hospitality believes in the future of hospitality in Africa. Our work draws on inspiration from diverse African cultures - many of which have traditionally upheld core hospitality values - while applying our varied experiences gained from hotel, real estate and investment firms in more developed western markets.
Hausse Hospitality provides development, operational and strategic planning services to owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, travel and other hospitality establishments.
Our experienced team of researchers and analysts conducts market studies and presents the market analysis that our clients require to make informed investment decisions.
We undertake market and financial feasibility studies to support concept development and to determine project viability of hospitality projects.
Using industry-approved financial models, and on the basis of our detailed market research, we project the financial and investment viability of proposed and existing hospitality businesses.
We conceptualize new hospitality business ideas and provide the planning and implementation roadmaps to investors.
We undertake the research and analysis required to advise our clients with existing properties, on the ‘best-use’ for their properties..
We work with our clients to plan and execute strategic initiatives for their existing hospitality businesses.
We assist our clients in selecting optimal operators for their hospitality businesses, where required. We also represent their interests during the negotiations with the operators, to ensure that investment objectives are met.
For hospitality establishments that are not meeting profit expectations, we provide a hands-on approach to identify and resolve business challenges.
We support our clients with developing, launching and implementing market strategies for new hotel or in support of a hotel turn-around.
We were engaged, by joint venture partners, to determine the market and financial feasibility of the proposed hotel development.
We were contacted by a Lagos hotel owner whose property was not meeting expected profit expectations. The hotel’s owner wanted to consider its options for a strategic repositioning that would increase profitability.
We were contracted to provide advisory services to a hotel owner who was completing development of a hotel and conference property, located in a South Western town in Nigeria.
We partner with Estate Intel to provide news updates on African hotel developments. Estate Intel is Africa’s largest digital commercial property database.
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Damilola has long been a hotel and travel enthusiast, fusing her strong interests in these fields with her professional experience. She graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Her first professional position as a project accountant at Marriott International essentially opened the path to a career in the hospitality industry. After gaining solid accounting experience at Marriott and subsequently, Tishman Speyer, Damilola obtained an MBA in Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School, Paris. ESSEC’s hospitality program is a prestigious, business-focused curriculum, that has roots as a joint venture with Cornell University in the U.S.
With a concentration in real estate development, Damilola was well prepared for subsequent positions in hotel investment analysis & advisory, hotel asset management and hospitality business development. Her relevant industry experience includes five years in hotel investment advisory at W Hospitality Group where she advised in more than 25 African markets, hotel investment analysis with a major US hotel REIT, and business development with a travel tech startup.
With her extensive industry knowledge and experience working in various African hotel markets, Damilola is a great resource for potential or existing investors and developers of hotels and other hospitality businesses in these markets. She specializes in market research, feasibility studies, investment analysis and strategic planning for potential and existing hospitality businesses.
Initeme Adukeh is a passionate hospitality professional with a strong interest in improving the service delivery in African markets. Upon initially enrolling in law at the University of Plymouth, U.K., a chance hospitality and tourism lecture quickly effected a change of majors. She subsequently obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business and Tourism.
Initeme has over nine years of professional experience in the U.K. and Nigeria. She has held operational roles for brands such as Hilton, Mandarin Oriental and Le Meridien. She also worked as a hospitality consultant at W Hospitality Group, a leading hotel investment advisor for the Sub-Saharan African markets that engages in hotel market research and analysis, project feasibility studies, and hotel operator selection. Initeme has graduate level academic experience in hospitality. She obtained Masters’ degrees from Cesar Ritz University, Switzerland and Derby University, U.K. She has also conducted recruitment and training for hospitality establishments in Nigeria.
Initeme is a lover of food, travel and hotels, which fuses well with her career. She aspires to help grow the industry to its full potential starting with her home country, Nigeria. At Hausse Hospitality, she specializes in recruitment, service training, and strategic turnaround implementation.