The Trusted Independent Leisure Advisory

Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA Global) is the go-to corporate resource for hospitality, leisure, recreation, sportwellbeing and health tourism related to hotels, destinations, resorts, active living communitiessenior living and mixed-use developments.

Our Approach

Clients tell us they don’t want to choose between achieving the best ROI and creating the best guest experience. We agree they shouldn’t have to. At RLA Global, we deliver both, using a holistic approach, a Wellbeing Hospitality® perspective, decades of experience and up-to-the-minute intelligence for leisure, recreation, health and wellness related to resorts, destinations, hotels, active living communities and mixed-use developments.

We create strategies that generate measurable business results for our clients’ property as a whole; the whole business, all stakeholders, the entire lifecycle of the asset. Our bespoke - Wellbeing Hospitality® - approach makes us the go-to corporate partner for owners, investors, operators and GM’s.

As an integrated, full-service resource, we bring relevant in-depth experience, professional integrity and robust research to all of our projects, in ways that address every aspect of hospitality and wellbeing serving the best interests of our clients, the project’s stakeholders and their guests.

If you invest in, own, operate or manage hospitality, leisure, recreation, health tourism related assets, or those specific to resorts, destinations, active living communities, and mixed-use developments - we can help your asset be incrementally more profitable throughout its lifecycle.

Read more

Your Partner for Growth in
Uncertain Times

Latest News

RLA Global appoints managing director in the Middle East

Mar / 2021

RLA Global announces the appointment of Paul Boldy to the role of Managing Director of RLA Global, Middle East.

RLA Global appoints managing director in the Middle East

Mar / 2021

RLA Global announces the appointment of Paul Boldy to the role of Managing Director of RLA Global, Middle East. Read more

Resources for Leisure Assets goes global

Mar / 2021

Resources for Leisure Assets has changed its name to RLA Global to reflect its position as an expanding worldwide expert in tourism, resorts, destinations, leisure and wellbeing in real estate.

Resources for Leisure Assets goes global

Mar / 2021

Resources for Leisure Assets has changed its name to RLA Global to reflect its position as an expanding worldwide expert in tourism, resorts, destinations, leisure and wellbeing in real estate. Read more

Latest Insights

2021: The Year of Reckoning for Underperforming Retail Destinations

Feb / 2021

Hit by declining rent income and reduced footfall, shopping centers and malls should harness consumer trends of wellness, leisure and community to survive in a post-pandemic market.

2021: The Year of Reckoning for Underperforming Retail Destinations

Feb / 2021

Hit by declining rent income and reduced footfall, shopping centers and malls should harness consumer trends of wellness, leisure and community to survive in a post-pandemic market. Read more

The Importance of Talent Assessment in the COVID-19 Recovery Era

Jan / 2021

To state that Covid-19 has changed our world is an understatement.   It has affected all levels of society,  and  our hospitality sector has carried perhaps  the  greatest burden of it all. 

The Importance of Talent Assessment in the COVID-19 Recovery Era

Jan / 2021

To state that Covid-19 has changed our world is an understatement.   It has affected all levels of society,  and  our hospitality sector has carried perhaps  the  greatest burden of it all.  Read more

Management Team

Dr. Richard von Kalmar

Director of Hospitality Investments & Board Member

Lynn Curry

RLA USA, President & Co-Owner

Laura Dutrieux

RLA Global Hospitality Advisory EMEA, Managing Director

Paul Boldy

RLA Global Middle East, Managing Director

Janice Gronvold

Senior Partner

Rita Levy

Senior Associate Partner of HR & Executive Search

Paul Sawford

Associate Director of Master Planning & Tourism Development

Advisory Board

Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso

RLA Advisory Board Member

Cornelia Kausch

RLA Advisory Board Member

David Harper

RLA Advisory Board Member

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.

Read more

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 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

Working with RLA Global

We make long-lasting commitments that create long-term relationships.

We pride ourselves that a significant proportion of our work comes from repeat business from existing clients or through their recommendations. We take that trust very seriously. Our clients value our honest and open communications, their opinions are vital to us, so we ensure they have direct, day-to-day contact with our senior team leaders.

To help you get a better feel for how we work and the relationships we create, please have a look at our testimonials and our client portfolio below.

 

Project Portfolio

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