Hotels and Chains: tourism structured with CDP

The sixth edition of the study by Horwath was presented: the Italian hotel sector is growing and CDP is one of the main promoters of change

Rome February 27, 2019

Positive trends in the Italian hotel tourism sector continue, with an increase in international demand and a gradual consolidation of hotel chains - above all in the medium-high segment. This became apparent from the "Hotels & Chains" report, written by Howarth (world leader in sector consulting) for the 6th year and presented at Bit Milan for Confindustria Alberghi.

The study highlights a landscape, characterised by encouraging elements and broad prospects for future growth: 32,988 hotels, one million rooms, high volumes of expansion and international investment. Italy is in fact weak in the hotel chain sector, spread across the 4 and 5-star segment. However, operators plan to add an extra 120 hotels and 15,700 rooms to their chains by 2020.

Among the most active hotel groups identified by Horwath is Blu Hotels, the Brescia-based chain owned by the FIT Fund managed by CDP Investimenti SGR, involved in the management of the Blue Salento Village.

Thanks to the Investment for Tourism Investment Fund, CDP is among the main promoters of the evolution of the Italian hotel tourism sector, encouraging the separation of properties from hotel management and favouring real estate infrastructure renewal and modernisation.