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1 Resort Court, Plot 15, Block XV, Chief Yesufu Abiodun Road, Oniru Estate, Lekki
Lekki Phase 1
Lagos, 0000

Phone: 234 803 321 0646
Fax: 000

Trevor Ward

Trevor Ward B.Sc., FIH
Managing Director
W Hospitality Group

Industry Specialty

business valuation
strategic planning
development services
litigation support - expert witness
management contract negotiation
financial analysis
investment analysis
market and feasibility studies
mystery shopping
asset management
due diligence


boutique hotels
condo hotels
conference centre / convention centres
convention hotels
destination resorts
extended stay hotels / corporate apartments
family entertainment centers
full service hotels
independent hotels
limited / select service hotels
private clubs
resort mixed use developments
restaurants (full, quick and limited service)
theme parks & attractions
urban mixed use development
water parks

Speaker Topics

asset management
boutique hotels
customer service
extended stay
global hotel industry trends
hospitality appraisals valuation
hospitality design
management contracts

Geographic Areas

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome e Principe, Senegal, Sierre Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, UK, Wales, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Fujairah, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Argentina, Bahamas, Ecuador, Haiti, Peru, St Lucia, Uruguay

Speaking Engagements

Regular speaker on the hotel industry in Africa, with a specialism on hotel development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mission Statement

To be regarded as the pre-eminent expert on hotel development and operations in sub-Saharan Africa.


Trevor has almost 40 years' experience of hotel and other hospitality projects, including market and financial feasibility studies, operator selection and business valuations. Since 1989, he has specialised in the world's developing countries, and from 2003 has been based in Lagos, Nigeria, focusing on the hospitality industry in sub-Saharan Africa. As well as project appraisal expertise, he has worked on tourism planning projects in Central and Eastern Europe and South America, and has also provided litigation support in rent review, loss of profits and mismanagement cases.

Past Experience

Adviser to the developers of a 7,000 bed resort in Crete •Market and economic feasibility study for a mixed-use hotel, conference centre, marina and commercial development in Beirut – prepared for the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL). • Tourism development studies in Argentina (Salta Province), Ecuador, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Kyrgyzstan. • Organisational review of the international operations of Best Western, Europe's largest hotel marketing consortium. • Advice on and negotiation of hotel management contracts. • Expert witness in various legal actions concerning breach of contract and loss of profits, and in hotel planning appeals.


Degree in Hotel Management from the University of Surrey, UK (1980)

Professional Memberships

Institute of Hospitality (Fellow)

Representative List of Clients

Hilton, Burfords Group (property), Chelsfield (property), TsogoSun, Starwood, various independent developers, Transcorp, Actis, DEG, IFC/World Bank, Marriott, Lonrho, Hilton, Africa Export-Import Bank

Articles and Publications

• Hotel Tariffs" Tourism Marketing and Management Handbook 1989 and 1993 • "Profile of Investment Incentives" Tourism Marketing and Management Handbook 1989 and 1993 (with J Bodlender) • Co-author of British Consultants Bureau paper on the future of consultancy, 1991 • Tourism in South America, Hotels magazine, 1996 • “The Feasibility Study – Principles & Practice” Developing Hospitality Properties and Facilities, Butterworth – Heinemann 2000 and 2004 • Tourism in Africa, various magazines • Predictions for 2005, Hospitality, January 2005