Can you help me get a great hotel operator and hotel management agreement— or get rid of a bad one?

YES! This is one of our core competencies.

We have negotiated, re-negotiated, litigated, arbitrated and advised on more than 1,000 hotel management and franchise agreements.

We have current state-of-the-art experience in dealing with every major branded hotel operator, most of the independent managers, and all the significant franchisors. Our business and legal experience from all these deals provides the largest virtual database of hotel management and franchise agreement terms in the world. JMBM can help you confidently establish reasonable “market” terms for your deal. With our HMA PRO™ process, we can help you recruit the right brand and get a management agreement you can live with.

Many of the hotel management agreements we work on involve mainstream “bread and butter” hotels — select service and full service; branded, independent and boutique. But we have also worked on some of the most iconic hotels in the world, such as The Plaza, Hilton Anatole, Hilton San Francisco, Omni Dallas Convention Center, InterContinental Jakarta, Regent Hong Kong, Trump Panama and Schloss Velden Austria.

And of course, there are many luxury properties and world-class resorts we have worked on too, like the Ritz-Carlton Bali, Four Seasons Maui, Las Ventanas, The Boulders, and Turnberry Resort & Spa.

If you are in an agreement that is not working, we can advise you on how get out of it, or how to modify it so that it is workable. We have successfully modified many long-term hotel management agreements, and we have successfully litigated our owner-clients out of other onerous agreements. Our hotel lawyers have obtained judicial approval for terminating long-term operators, despite contractual terms intended to prevent such terminations.