Trusted Independent Boutique Leisure Advisory

RLA Global is a boutique advisory specialised in  resorts and destinations, mixed-use developments, and complex hospitality and tourism assets that are strongly influenced by leisure, entertainment,  wellbeing, and retail. We engage projects from a highly strategic perspective right down to the finest details, encompassing the entire life-cycle of leisure and hospitality assets.

A key guiding principle in our Owner Representation is the prioritization of ROI and financial performance.

We are truly global: being present across four continents, consistently growing and evolving.

 

 

Latest News

Meet RLA Global’s New Health & Longevity Wellness Advisory

Feb / 2024

Explore RLA Global’s innovative Health & Longevity Wellness Advisory Service for Hospitality Facilities, revolutionizing guest experiences and driving substantial revenue growth for developers, investors, and hotel operators.

Meet RLA Global’s New Health & Longevity Wellness Advisory

Feb / 2024

Explore RLA Global’s innovative Health & Longevity Wellness Advisory Service for Hospitality Facilities, revolutionizing guest experiences and driving substantial revenue growth for developers, investors, and hotel operators. Read more

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2024's Luxury Hospitality Landscape: Insights from AOHIS

Jan / 2024

At the recent Atlantic Ocean Hotel Investors' Summit (AOHIS) in Madrid, our Group CEO Roger Allen led a 'rockstar panel' of industry experts, exploring the evolving luxury hospitality landscape. The panel discussed market predictions, and offered deep insights into trends shaping the future of tourism and hotel investment.

2024's Luxury Hospitality Landscape: Insights from AOHIS

Jan / 2024

At the recent Atlantic Ocean Hotel Investors' Summit (AOHIS) in Madrid, our Group CEO Roger Allen led a 'rockstar panel' of industry experts, exploring the evolving luxury hospitality landscape. The panel discussed market predictions, and offered deep insights into trends shaping the future of tourism and hotel investment. Read more

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Latest Insights

Outlook for 2024: the rise and rise of experiential travel

Feb / 2024

Seeking unique travel experiences will remain a robust trend in a growing global tourism market in 2024, which has key implications for hotel operators.

Outlook for 2024: the rise and rise of experiential travel

Feb / 2024

Seeking unique travel experiences will remain a robust trend in a growing global tourism market in 2024, which has key implications for hotel operators. Read more

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How Resorts Can Better Showcase and Safeguard Historical Heritage

Jan / 2024

In RLA Global's latest article on Hotel Executive, Paul Sawford explores the fusion of historical preservation with modern resort development, offering innovative strategies for enhancing cultural tourism and protecting heritage in the hospitality sector.

How Resorts Can Better Showcase and Safeguard Historical Heritage

Jan / 2024

In RLA Global's latest article on Hotel Executive, Paul Sawford explores the fusion of historical preservation with modern resort development, offering innovative strategies for enhancing cultural tourism and protecting heritage in the hospitality sector. Read more

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RLA Global: Best International Leisure & Hospitality Advisors 2023

"As a result of its continued excellence, RLA Global has been awarded Best International Leisure & Hospitality Advisors in the European Travel Award 2023. We congratulate the firm on this outstanding accomplishment and look forward seeing what it goes on to achieve in the years to come." - EU Business News.

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Senior Team

Paul Boldy

Managing Partner

Dr. Richard von Kalmar

Director of Hospitality Investments & Board Member

Dr. Peter Bajcsi

Chief Strategy Officer

Laura Dutrieux

Senior Tourism & Hospitality Consultant

Paul Sawford

Associate Director of Master Planning & Tourism Development

Simon Lee Saunders

VP Strategic Health & Wellness

Aniko Paroczi

Director of Corporate Development

Baktyiar Tokoev

Senior Consultant - Central Asia

Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso

Advisory Board Member & Chief Medical Advisor

David Harper

Advisory Board Member

Cornelia Kausch

Advisory Board Member

Strategic Associates

RLA Global’s Strategic Associates are international experts in specialised fields of Hospitality, Tourism and Real Estate that RLA Global has a close and integrated cooperation with that is based upon a seamless client and result focused delivery of project solutions.

Michael Shindler

Strategic Associate / Four Corners Advisors Ltd.

Riyan Itani

Strategic Associate / Global Branded Residences Ltd.

Sasha Golubovic

Strategic Associate / Dominion Advisors Ltd.
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The RLA Global Difference

We are specialists

As specialists, we have high-quality, hands-on competencies that are made truly superior by our practical and personalised service. A combination hard to find in a traditional global management consultancy.

Intelligence

Our intelligence-lead methodologies delivered by a spectrum of senior specialists with C-suite backgrounds ranging from blue-chip consultancy to on-the-ground operational experience are hard for smaller agencies to rival. 

Decades-long experience

We have decades-long experience, we provide a 360° overview, top to bottom, front to back, start to finish so that you can quickly understand your challenges and their context. 

Direct access

You’ll always have direct access to our senior team. We like spending time with our clients, and because we work with pre-defined rates that drive results, our clients can enjoy it too. 

 

Transparency

We transfer and demonstrate transparently the knowledge, skills and processes behind our thinking. We always aim to work at the level that adds the most useful, long-lasting client-value.

Wellbeing Hospitality®

Our unique Wellbeing Hospitality® approach drives better KPIs for our clients.

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Our Offer

We offer, broad-scope, deep knowledge, client-centric service delivered by accessible, experience, dedicated senior advisors. Our unique approach, using proven methods, take the entire business environment into consideration. We aim to improve the bottom-line of the entire property, not merely the leisure asset.

Our clients rely on us to make the most of their leisure assets and be able to measure that improvement in financial and guest-experience terms. So, using a Wellbeing Hospitality® approach, we consider your asset holistically: its relation to the entire property, its whole lifecycle, as well as your needs in relation to all your stakeholders.

We partner with you at any stage in the life of an asset, delivering guest satisfaction and bottom-line benefits, from inception to resurrection, in the C-Suite, and on the ground. 

Using any of our services you will always deal directly with the senior team member. The people that present our proposal, deliver that proposal. Our hands-on experience means we are quick to understand your situation and can hit the ground running, delivering quick wins, as well as creating long-term benefit. Our clients tell us that these are among the reasons they continue to return to us.

We prove that fully-realised Guest Experience metrics and best ROI are not mutually exclusive. At RLA, our senior team use our robust assessments, unique concepts, and viable solutions while always focusing on the bottom line.

RLA Global Service Wheel

Viability
Planning
Operations
Implementation

Viability

  • Feasibility
  • Market Research
  • Conceptualization
  • ROI Modelling
  • Sensitivity Analysis

Planning

  • Operational Design Brief
  • Regional & Destination Level Planning
  • Specification Book
  • Budgeting
  • Investment Sourcing
  • Zoning

Operations

  • Valuation
  • Performance Optimization
  • Asset Management
  • Owner Representation

Implementation

  • Pre-Opening Support
  • Concept Implementation
  • Specialized Procurement
  • Operator Solution

Project Portfolio

These clients count on us not just to make sure their tourism, hospitality, and leisure assets make them money, but actually to provide the basis for incremental value over the whole life of their property.

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