Emma O'Driscoll | Colliers International | London - West End

Emma O'Driscoll

Senior Consultant

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Professional Summary

Senior Consultant within the hotels and resorts team, based out of the London office. I joined the team in 2018 with an established background in hotel consultancy, further supported by experience across hotel development and operations (UK&Ireland), exposure to global luxury hospitality PR and communications and a Masters in International Business.

My strengths focus on Feasibility and Viability Appraisals and Concept and Brand Development, with a particular interest in the lifestyle and leisure segments. Workstreams involve input into a broad range of projects at various stages of the development life cycle, from market viability assessment to financial feasibility and end product recommendation, working with a range of clients, operators, architects and funders, to compile projects that best meet market opportunities.






Memberships & Involvements

Hospitality Real Estate Group (THREG) 

Hotel Property UK

Ladies in Real Estate

Next Generation Network (NGN)

London Irish Business Society (LIBS)

Next Gen


"Our 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia is due to open in November 2020 and Emma was our primary point of contact for the hotel feasibility study situated in North Wales on the site of an existing leisure facility. Emma was very professional in her approach and was able to understand the business including the unique complexities of the project. Emma also supported funder discussions leading to senior debt being secured on the hotel. The service received fully met our expectations and we would definitely recommend Emma and the Colliers team for similar projects " - David Watson, Group Finance Director, Ainscough Group


"Ion Property Developments Ltd invited the Colliers Hotels & Resorts Consulting team to assist with the preparation of a bid for a developer competition being run by  the  Cheshire Football Association and Cheshire West and Chester Council.   The input provided by Colliers  contributed in no small part to our success in winning the competition. Once Ion were  appointed, Emma O’Driscoll has played a key role in site selection, advising on the most appropriate operational arrangements for the facility and undertaking a competitive process to identify a suitable hotel partner.  Emma’s local knowledge and her ability to convey complex arrangements to a  large client team which includes partners who have a limited experience in property matters has been really helpful to the process.  Ion and its partner agencies have been  impressed with the market interest that  Emma has been able to generate in the scheme and the preferred hotel operator that we have been able to select has exceeded our expectations. We would be happy to recommend the Colliers Hotels and Resorts consulting team to others and indeed we are looking to use them on two further projects we are looking to being forward." - Rob Mason, ION Developments


"Emma O’Driscoll, on behalf of Colliers International, produced a feasibility study during 2019 for Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) for a high profile and potentially contentious local hotel development project. Both parties regard the final document that was produced, by Emma, to be a high quality purpose driven report which is methodical in its structure and layout and detailed and informative in its content. The detail of the report and its conclusions have helped EICC and CEC develop a sound business case for the project that they are pursuing.  In addition to this, as part of their due diligence process, CEC sought opinion on Colliers feasibility study report from another consultancy organisation.  Whilst there were a number of differences in methodology, narrative emphasis and financial/statistical outcomes contained within the Collier’s feasibility study and their own assessment of the project, the organisation reviewing the document could not find any significant errors or concerns with regard to the thrust of and the conclusions contained within the Collier’s report. We believe this to be testament to the robustness of the report that Emma produced.The time scales for the project were tight, a number of changes were made to the brief in the course of the feasibility study’s completion and constant demands were made of Emma from CEC and EICC during its production. During all of this she remained calm, professional and diligent.  She was also helpful and courteous throughout the duration of the project.

On the basis of the report produced for EICC and CEC, by Emma, I would have no hesitation in recommending Colliers International to other organisations who have a requirement for similar consultancy advise.  Indeed EICC may require an additional piece of consultancy advise and if this materialises we would have no hesitation in asking Colliers International to undertake this work on our behalf". - Les, Florence, EICC Limited





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