Travel, hotels and leisure

Excellent advice with a real understanding of the culture and dynamics of this industry.

Director of human resources, Andaz Liverpool Street
Travel, Hotels and Leisure

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We have the necessary skills and experience to advise every type of client in the travel, hotels and leisure sector, whether they are large multinational hotel chains, travel companies, restaurants or health clubs.

In addition to acting for a wide variety of clients, from individuals to large worldwide corporates, we also advise a number of banks which provide finance to the travel, hotels and leisure sector. Due to the mix of clients who instruct us, our solicitors are able to be proactive and create opportunities and business synergies for our clients.

We are able to call upon our broad expertise to ensure that your precise legal and commercial needs are met. Whether you are an owner, investor or operator, we can help you to realise your goals in an efficient and effective manner.

We will work with you to achieve your objectives using our wide range of legal specialisms which include corporate tax, IP, data protection and immigration. We are fortunate to have close working relationships with our clients enabling us to be responsive and proactive in our advice.

Our solicitors are always striving to add value to our client relationships and are happy to provide bespoke training to your organisation. We will also keep you regularly updated on changes of law and practice which affect the travel, hotels and leisure sector.

We offer expert advice on:

  • developing and managing real estate assets including real estate tax issues
  • management contracts
  • managing personal injury claims
  • managing the needs of your business including tax matters
  • marketing and branding
  • obtaining liquor licences and other regulatory consents
  • resolving conflicts and disputes
  • selling and buying hotels and leisure businesses
  • workforce issues including employing foreign nationals

Recent work highlights

Elite employment and commercial support

Advising a 5 star US hotel operator on TUPE issues relating to the exit of its anchor tenant and celebrity chef and on a proposed trademark application for its new restaurant concept.


Gourmet leases

Acting for a multi-site hotel operator on restaurant leases to an established and well known restaurateur.


Safety net for international travel company

Successfully defending a niche tour operator against a personal injury claim resulting from a trapeze accident in the US. The claimant withdrew her compensation claim following our intervention.

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Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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