PKF The Consulting House launched in Dubai
PKF, one of the world’s largest hotel consulting firms, has launched PKF The Consulting House, a specialised management consulting office in Dubai serving the Middle East’s increasingly dynamic hotel and property sectors.
The firm has re-branded an existing hotel and property consulting operation based at Dubai Media City, The Consulting House FZ LLC, which has now become a full member firm of PKF International.
PKF International is one of the world’s largest firms of accountants and business advisers, with 430 offices in 119 countries world-wide. Within the PKF network, there are 16 specialist hospitality consulting offices, located in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, China and now, the UAE.
“PKF has been providing high quality hotel and tourism consulting services to Middle East hotel owners and operators, as well as government tourism boards in the region, for more than four decades,” commented Robert Barnard, Partner at PKF in London.
“With the increasing level of development activity in the Gulf, we have been seeking a permanent base there and have found a perfect solution with the creation of PKF The Consulting House. We are delighted to be associated with Guy Wilkinson, Director and General Manager of The Consulting House, who has an excellent reputation in the Middle East hotel industry, following more than a decade of consulting within it. Guy and his team have already worked for some of the top names in the business, and we look forward to consolidating our presence by offering some exciting new services in the near future.”
Guy Wilkinson said: “With our reputed local knowledge, attention to detail, and personalised approach to client consulting solutions, combined with the new global reach afforded by the PKF network, we are now even better equipped to serve the hotel and property development consultancy needs of local clients.”
PKF The Consulting House’s services are focused principally on the feasibility analysis needs of hotel investors, but also include assistance with identifying and appointing international operators and strategic thinking for tourism master planning.
Formerly known as Pannell Kerr Forster, PKF has a long track record at the forefront of hotel consulting. One of its founding partners, William J Forster, was author of the definitive work, The Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry, now in its ninth edition, which today is used in hotels throughout the world.