Hotels, hospitality and tourism

With hands-on experience in owning, operating, and managing accommodation, hospitality and tourism businesses, our highly experienced principal, advisors and subject-matter experts provide clients with considerable value. We take pride in delivering exceptional results that are borne from our combined experiences and vast practical expertise gained across a range of consulting assignments. THSA’s expertise in the visitor economy specialises in hotel and accommodation advisory, asset management, hotel feasibililty studies and tourism consultancy.

THSA is fiercely independent. We are not a broker or agent. We do not receive benefits from preferred relationships or recommendations. We make sure we are never conflicted. THSA ensures the highest level of expertise, we know who has it, and we supplement our in-house experience with an expert team of specialists for every project.

Our experience

THSA was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Rodger Powell, who has a lifetime of experience as an owner, operator and executive level manager of a diverse range of hospitality and tourism businesses. Rodger and the team have forged a reputation as trusted and proven industry specialists, who continue to deliver exceptional results for their hotel, hospitality and tourism clients.

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THSA clients tell us we provide expert and practical outputs that deliver achievable solutions and improved results. Our low cost base and hands-on knowledge mean our clients cite a superior value from their experience with THSA.

THSA’s signature approach capitalises on the collegiate, constructive and proactive interpersonal skills of its people, (honed from extensive experience in Asia, Australia and the USA). When combined with rigorous analysis, focused, persistent and robust consultation, we deliver measurable improvements and add asset and capital value.

THSA proves that constructive interpersonal relationships deliver excellent outcomes.


Our experience

THSA was founded in 2005 by Managing Director Rodger Powell who has a lifetime of experience as an owner, operator and executive level manager of a diverse range of hospitality and tourism businesses. Rodger and the team bring hands-on experience-based advice on a broad range of hotel, hospitality and tourism projects and assets.

Our clients



Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of contracting Rodger to perform a range of assignments for Mantra Group and more recently for private equity acquisition plans. Rodger’s understanding of the market and his ability to condense the complex assignments into meaningful outcomes is second to none in the industries he specialised in. I thoroughly recommend Rodger as a professional that delivers tangible results.
Bob East, Chair Tourism Australia, Chair Experience Co, Chair Australia Venue Co

THSA’s independent review of the ultra-luxury lodge ownership and competitive market place was a quality piece of work that has significantly contributed to Baillie Lodges (owned by KSL Capital Partners) understanding of this niche, high yielding segment and the subsequent creation of the strategic M&A plan. Rodger Powell’s intimate understanding of our investment objectives, the unique investment thesis for this asset sub-class and his personal involvement in the process from start to finish were central to the production of a well scoped, thoroughly researched and highly relevant management tool that was delivered at project completion. We will be using THSA again!

Michael Moret-Lalli, Director KSL Capital Partners, Director Baillie Lodges
My experience with Rodger Powell and THSA over the last 15 years has been transformational. I credit much of my success to their cutting edge industry knowledge and technical insight.
Tony Mayne, CEO Tiger Civil, CEO BIG4 Sunshine Holiday Resort

Our experience in working with THSA has seen insightful thought, accurate strategic process and planning and a strong ability to bring relationships together.

Simon McGrath, Chief Executive Officer – Pacific, Accor Hotels

Rodger has been working with me over the last 4 years managing my hotels. It has been a good partnership. Rodger has added value by always thinking about the market that we operate in and combined with his deep knowledge of the operations of the hotels, has been key to increasing the hotels’ performances. We have also teamed up together looking at acquisitions and I have found his insight, drive and work ethic has greatly assisted me in the analysis of these acquisitions.

Philip Carter, Owner and Managing Director, Carter Group

Rodger has an uncommon  breadth and depth of experience across multiple aspects of hospitality and tourism. That alone differentiates him from most in his field, but it’s the focus and passion with which he applies it that really delivers great results for his clients.

Tony South, Global Hotel Development and Tourism Executive

Over the years I have known and worked with Rodger Powell, I found Rodger to be innovative, knowledgeable, more-over practical and efficient in his approach to asset management of hotels, to drive solid returns for the investor. We have also found THSA to be diligent and detailed in undertaking in-depth and focused research on specific markets, identifying their trading potential.

Ron Barrott FRICS, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Pro-invest Group
Working with Rodger and THSA is a true modern business partnership leveraging his experience, knowledge and insights while working towards a mutually beneficial outcome.
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director, Australasia and Japan, InterContinental Hotels Group
THSA’s deep experience and detailed analytic capability were a given; what really impressed me was their understanding of the market and competitive environment, and the commercial insight they brought around the viability of a new project. Will definitely work with the team again.
Shannon Wolfers, Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners
Rodger and THSA have been instrumental in assisting in the build and management of our new Crowne Plaza Hotel. His expertise and relationships in the industry are priceless and have been a fantastic asset to our team.
Alexia Kalis, CEO Kalis Property Group, CEO Kalis Hotels
THSA provided valuable insights into the key players and market drivers for the hotel sector, which in turn assisted Lendlease in a range of projects we were considering and pursuing. Rodger has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and is a pleasure to work with.
Jeremy Teoh, Executive General Manager – Strategy, Construction, Lend Lease