Operator Selection 

Leading Australian Hotel Advisers With Over 25 Years Experience and 650+ Projects

Operator Selection Experience

We have extensive experience in all aspects of the selection, appointment, and supervision of hotel and resort operations. Our operator related services benefit from our experience as both an owner and operator. Our experience extends to:

Operator Selection Process

  • Branding & positioning
  • Management Agreements
  • Risk sharing including leases and guarantees
  • Review and approval of Budgets
  • Pre-opening agreements and strategy
  • Commercialising Design

Review of Existing Operators

  • Performance reviews
  • Renegotiate agreements
  • Extensive database of live operating data

Strata Title Projects

These type of projects have special needs which have a significant impact on operator appointment.

  • Structure of Management & Letting Rights (MLR)
  • Sales of MLR
  • Separation of Ownership and management of MLR's
  • Market friendly letting Agreements and Leases
  • PDS and Corporations Act compliance
  • Self operation advice

Independent Experts Reports relating to appointments/existing operators

  • Dispute resolution
  • Expert Witness
  • Product Disclosure Statements

Dransfield Operator Selection Past Projects

  • W Hotel (Ribbon Development) - Negotiated terms with Marriot for largest W in the world
  • The William Inglis Hotel - Mgallery by Sofitel - Formal operator selection process
  • Vibe Darling Harbour - Peer review of the operator selection process
  • Pullman Adelaide - Advised the owner regarding appointment of an operator
  • Vibe Marysville - Undertook formal operator selection process within broader engagement
  • Business Park Hotels - Various operator selection engagements in Sydney and Melbourne
  • Sebel Harbourside Kiama - Appointment of Mirvac Hotels
  • Soul Gold Coast - Review and negotiate management agreements
  • Kings Cross Crest Hotel - Includes operator selection, terms of management, pre-opening budget
  • Art Series - Negotiated extensions on multiple management agreements 
  • Perth City Link - Retained by developer to select an operator
  • Dransfield have been involved in over 100 operator selection projects. Contact us to find out more.