Hotels, Leisure & Tourism

RPS is well respected for delivering complex and regulated developments for hotels, holiday parks and alternative accommodation as well as gyms, stadia, museums, cinemas, amusement parks and other leisure facilities; including the development of tourism in Green Belt areas.

The tourism industry is diversifying, with many hotel and leisure operators and developers looking to expand their offer. RPS has supported numerous clients as they look to expand their attractions, facilities and onsite accommodation to generate additional income.

RPS advises a range of leading hotel operators and developers, from budget hotels to luxury national and international development. We also act on behalf of a number of the most famous visitor attractions in the UK, including leading theme parks, zoos/safari parks, farm parks and heritage attractions.

Our advice covers the full development lifecycle including planning, through design to cost consultancy and project management of new build, expansion and refurbishment works. We also provide specialist energy, sustainability and heritage assessments for both internal and external works.

Key Contacts

Ryan Bragg

Ryan Bragg   |   Director, Project and Cost Management   |   Send Email

Ryan is a highly experienced Project Management director with extensive experience in development viability, multi-discipline design team management, procurement, asset optimisation and scheme delivery from inception through to completion. Ryan’s qualifications in construction, surveying and architecture form a strong and holistic understanding of the development process.

Nick Laister

Nick Laister   |   Operational Director, Planning   |   Send Email

Nick is a nationally-recognised expert in planning for tourism and leisure developments, advising many of the UK’s most famous visitor attractions as well as operators and developers of holiday accommodation. He is regularly interviewed on television and radio, has written for newspapers and journals, and is an experienced expert witness.

David Callaghan

David Callaghan   |   Operational Director, Building Services   |   Send Email

David has been involved in leading many large and complex hotel and leisure projects including The Grand Hotel, Birmingham and Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair. He has led RPS’ multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the design philosophies are delivered seamlessly and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Thomas Vazakas

Thomas Vazakas   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Thomas is a Chartered Engineer and has extensive experience with specialist technical knowledge of energy and sustainability assessments in the built environment. As an accredited Low Carbon Consultant and BREEAM Assessor, he advises clients on low energy and sustainable design, on both new and operational buildings. Thomas also represents the industry on various panels regarding energy and sustainability.