Club MeetingRome, May 18th

Hospitality Investments in Italy

On 18th May, GRI Club Italy hosted a special morning of discussions dedicated to the trends, opportunities and challenges currently presented in the hospitality sector.

Reserved to our Italian and global members, and by invitation only, the meeting gathered Europe's top investors, operator and hotelier entrepreneurs, lenders and developers already active or keen to enter the Italian hospitality market especially.

The discussion focused on:

Hospitality on the World Stage - Where, what, how and who?

  • Global capital flows in Europe's hospitality assets
  • Threats and opportunities for hospitality investments
  • Real estate as a service - is the hotel formula the only way forward for all assets?
  • Which model to bank on? Brand, boutique, budget or serviced?
  • Is the market defined by a few institutions or can local players stand out and conquer?
  • The airbnb effect - what lessons can investors learn?

Italy - Jewel in the Crown for Hospitality Investors?

  • Growth drivers in the Italian hospitality market
  • Which asset type and alternative solutions work best and where?
  • Are the roads to Rome paved with gold or dust? 
  • Market fragmentation/product availability: can investors realize scale?


Membership is subject to approval by a committee of peers and is reserved exclusively for senior investors, lenders and developers*.

Qualified individuals (C / Director Level) that believe they could benefit from being part of such a global community are welcome to further details.

*Some leniency is given to those outside this category up to a maximum of 10% ratio of the Club.



Casino dell'Aurora Pallavicini Rospigliosi Via Ventiquattro Maggio, 43, Rome

Casino dell’Aurora at Palazzo Pallavicini in Rome provided the scenic back drop to our long awaited and highly anticipated GRI discussion on hospitality in Italy. Lunch was served in the beautiful private villa garden offered by our host, advisory board member Atlantica Real Estate. This exclusive networking reception was the perfect conclusion for those excited about Italy’s potential growth in hospitality.


Hosted by


Fulvia D'Ippolito

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe

+44 20 7121 5072

[email protected]
Fulvia D'Ippolito
+44 20 7121 5072
Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe
GRI Club

Fulvia is a Senior Director at GRI, with direct responsibility to lead GRI’s activities in Italy, and the GRI Hospitality Club on a Pan-European level. She joined GRI in 2014 to launch the GRI business in Italy while helping to strengthen GRI’s portfolio in Sub Saharan African markets. She has over 18 years of experience in b2b event production and brand marketing. Prior to joining GRI, she was Director at Fiera Milano Media for many years, and brand consultant for Italian start-ups in London. Fulvia is Executive MBA from MIP Politecnico di Milano (2012) and M.Sc. in Business & Corporate Communications, University of Siena, Italy.

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