KATAG & Partners AG
Hotels | Restaurants | Tourism
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Wirtschaftsberatung und Hotel Consulting

Business & Hotel Consulting Services

We always think one step ahead

The hotel, hospitality and tourism sectors are undergoing rapid and profound structural change. The secret to success is to identify new trends at the earliest possible stage. Learning how to recognise the potential of new developments and exploit them in innovative ways is the key to staying ahead.

KATAG experts keep a close eye on changing events. The advice they offer is comprehensive, well-founded and firmly based on real-life practice. They can help you pinpoint the key connections in your business environment and forge new strategies – and when you get to the contract stage, they'll make sure you get it exactly right.


Consulting services – take advantage of our extensive real-life experience

We're good at spotting complex correlations, and quick at breaking them down into manageable steps that you can put into practice. But even when we're focusing on the details, we never lose sight of the bigger picture. Our many years of experience has given us a knack for getting to the heart of the matter and taking the bull by the horns! We can anticipate the changes and trends that will affect your business and sound the alarm if there is any indication you're on the wrong track. We also offer a professional mediation service which can help reduce the risk of conflict in difficult situations.

Business consulting services

  • Business and process analyses
  • Market and competitor analyses
  • Company valuations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Earnings optimisation in the restaurant, hotel and tourism industries
  • Feasibility studies and assessment of potential
  • Support in drawing up business plans
  • Due diligence – comprehensive appraisal of a business prior to an acquisition or takeover
  • Investment appraisals
  • Restructuring and reorganisation
  • Financial turnarounds
  • Negotiations with banks

Concept development

  • Concept analysis
  • Marketing and sales concepts
  • Hotel concepts
  • Restaurant concepts
  • Spa/wellness concepts
  • Staffing concepts
  • Advice on fittings and equipment
  • Development of restaurant and hotel concepts


  • Pre-opening management
  • Interim management
  • Training courses on industry-specific topics
  • Mediation
  • Business succession planning
  • Development of restaurant and hotel concepts


  • A diverse range of hotel contracts:
    • Lease agreements
    • Management agreements
    • Hybrid agreements
    • Contract terms including space allocation, lists of interfaces between unimproved condition of property and leaseholder improvements, lists distinguishing between owner/leaseholder responsibilities, maintenance and replacement duties, pre-opening obligations, technical service agreements, guidelines on determining standard market rents, surety agreements, bank guarantees
    • Franchise agreements from a range of hotel chains
  • Restaurant lease agreements Including all the contractual arrangements
  • Personnel: management contracts, description of tasks and responsibilities including requirement specifications and employment contract


Would you like to find out more or get a tailor-made quote?

We look forward to hearing from you!
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 Real Estate

Build on our expertise in the real estate sector

Property is a complex and dynamic market which requires a professional approach. We have the specialist knowledge you need to tackle real estate challenges in the hotel and restaurant trade. Our Swiss certified real estate experts – and their colleagues specialising in related areas – have the resources you need to succeed. Whether you are a property owner, investor, lessee, lessor, bank or public authority, KATAG can offer you professional advice and support.


Real Estate


Real Estate

Draw on our strengths

We have learnt a tremendous amount over the years we have worked in this industry – including the best ways to plan and implement exceptional hotel and restaurant premises. We also understand the importance of discretion. You can rely on us to search for professional candidates to operate your property or potential investors for specific properties and projects. In collaboration with our accounting and tax experts, we produce meticulously researched reports on the legal and tax aspects of property transfers and acquisitions.

We have put our experience and expertise to the test with more than 500 properties in recent years, from historical country inns to fashionable downtown restaurants, and from chic boutique hotels to luxurious five-star operations.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • Expert reports and evaluations of earnings power and market value
  • Discounted cashflow valuations
  • Expert reports on rental rates
  • Expert reports on the structural condition of buildings
  • Due diligence – comprehensive appraisal prior to acquiring a property
  • Assessment of potential
  • Verification of the rate of return

Leasing and sale of real estate

  • Assistance with transfer of title and leasing issues
  • Assistance with loan applications
  • Financing strategies
  • Contracts

Concepts / operators / investors

  • Concept evaluation
  • Concept development
  • Concept implementation
  • Professional tendering process to find a suitable operator
  • Selection of potential operators including recommendations
  • Assistance with planning and implementing hotel and restaurant concepts
  • Support in finding investors
  • Assistance with competitive tendering procedures for investors
  • Assistance and support with all the various types of contract ( purchase, rental, building lease, franchise, technical service agreement, etc.)

Membership of the advisory network Hotelleriesuisse

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We are accredited by the following banks – in some cases on an exclusive basis – to conduct valuations, business plan/concept appraisals, and leasing and property sales in connection with restaurant and hotel properties:

Credit Suisse

Zürcher Kantonalbank
St. Galler Kantonalbank
Luzerner Kantonalbank

Basler Kantonalbank
Bündner Kantonalbank

Projects & References

Projects and References

Inspiring Hotel Concepts

Inspiring Hotel Concepts

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