Hotelis is an independent consulting firm specializing in hotel and tourism investments.

We deliver objective analyses and expert advice to current and future hotel owners.

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We advise hotel investors, developers and owners on how to optimise project investment’s feasibility and enhance asset value.

Our range of services caters to clients’ needs in every phase of hotel development: from the initial project assessment and support in defining the highest and best use of the property, finding financing and business model solutions, project feasibility to asset management and property valuation according to RICS standards.

Besides hotels, our support is often requested for resorts, campsites, mixed-use developments and other hotel and tourism related facilities. Our key markets of expertise include Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.

Silvija Ilišković Balagovic

Silvija Ilišković Balagović MRICSThe founder of Hotelis and experienced hospitality consultant.

Her extensive experience and participation in over 250 various hotel and tourism projects over the years have generated specific know-how and valuable industry insight, which are the company’s major strengths. Active networking through membership in professional and alumni organizations (the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Cornell Hotel Society) and continuous both formal and informal education are the pillars of her success. If needed, hand-picked expert associates (e.g. architects, designers, lawyers…) are gathered to create flexible custom-made teams capable of delivering a wide range of complex hospitality consulting services.

We deliver to our clients

Extensive experience in hospitality consulting
The highest international professional standards and methodology
Comprehensive operational understanding
Profound knowledge of the local and regional market and its stakeholders
A creative approach in hotel concept development

We love our work and are fully dedicated to each project.
Our professional and straightforward approach creates long-lasting business relationships.

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Every phase in a hotel project lifecycle, from the idea and development to operations is specific and requires carefully tailored services.

We devote time to understand the client’s needs and goals and adjust our services to provide useful and reliable advice.

How can we help you if you are…

Planning a hotel?
Owning a hotel?
Planning a hotel property is an exciting time of creativity - how to use the given space to make a perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics that would set stage for profitable operation. Quality advice in the hotel planning phase leads to an increase in the property market value.

Hotel Project Lifecycle

The ingredients for a successful hotel project are the right concept, professional planning and high-quality construction, timeless design, a well-defined and targeted marketing strategy and a good operations team.

When developing a new hotel, it is important to follow the steps which assure achieving investment objectives, better risk management and more efficient operation and maintenance.

Concept + pre-feasibility analysis
  • strategic goals
  • location assessment
  • highest and best use concept
  • pre-feasibility study
Commitment + Feasibility analysis
  • acquisition
  • zoning
  • regulation
  • architect and designer selection
  • brand and operator selection
  • financing model
  • feasibility study
Design + Construction
  • architectural design
  • planning
  • permits
  • interior design
  • contracting
  • construction
Opening + operation
  • pre-opening
  • operating standards & procedures
  • operation
  • asset management

hotelisOnly in synergy of different skills a successful hotel project can be accomplished.
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