TFE Hotels

The Developers’ Hotelier

Why TFE Hotels

TFE Hotels is Australia's only hotel group with in-house end-to-end development solutions.

These cover everything from hotel design and construction through to management and operation services. Our unique service offering and over 50 years experience in hotel development have positioned us to deliver market-leading returns on your investment.

Preparation or reviews of:

  • Hotel concept design & architectural drawings
  • Project specific design manuals
  • Interior design & decoration
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other building systems
  • Signage and landscaping
  • Furniture, Fittings & Equipment

TFE Hotels offers a broad range of operating structures to suit different needs:

  • Hotel management agreement
  • Leases
  • Joint venture
  • Ownership

Services include monitoring of:

  • Physical condition and capital expenditure requirements
  • Major plant and systems for quality and suitability, including HVAC, utility consumption efficiency, building management systems
  • Essential service compliance and certification
  • Refurbishment and expansion activity
  • Signage and landscaping
  • Plus, annual preparation of 5 year capital expenditure plans

Our centralised service model across all hotels in Australia and New Zealand allows a wide range of cost savings and increased revenue generation.

Functions that are not specifically unique to a single hotel are conducted from
head office (or local regional offices) to maximise the benefits that come with scale.

  • Centralised Administration
  • Centralised Marketing
  • Central Sales

Revenue Powerhouse

70% of total room revenue from direct bookings

300+ daily bookings on web engine

1M weekly database emails with 18% clickthrough


TFE Hotels opened the first Medina Serviced Apartment in Sydney in 1982 and now employs over 3,000 team members in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.


Travelodge Hotels

Vibe Hotels

Rendezvous Hotels

TFE Hotels Collection

My other address.

A design led global apartment hotel brand appointed with spacious and stylish accommodation, welcoming service and a range of lifestyle facilities.

Current locations


Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wollongong

New Zealand



Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Nuremberg

Refreshingly Simple

A value-led hotel brand delivering refreshingly simple accommodation in fantastic locations. Business or leisure travellers want simplicity. Our guest rooms offer essential comforts, with in-room facilities such as kitchenettes and modern amenities, ensuring guests enjoy a refreshing hotel stay created for the way we live today – just the way you like it from a brand you can trust.

Current locations


Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney

New Zealand


Your social space.

A lifestyle hotel brand, designed and inspired by the local destination, connecting guests with their surroundings through local experiences, food, design and service. The pillars of the Vibe Hotels experience include Vibe Lifestyle through social and inspired hubs  and a Vibe Fit program of health and wellness; Vibe Discovery which immerses you in the locale through the Eat.See.Play program and dedicated Vibe Hosts and Vibe Connection, enabling you to connect with others through free WiFi and Community Connection, supporting local community initiatives.

Current locations


Sydney, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast and Marysville.

Sophisticated escapes.

A collection of contemporary style hotels featuring high-quality flexible meeting and conference spaces. Rendezvous Hotels is a classic and inspired hotel brand, visually reflective of the destination and incorporating the art, culture or heritage of the location.

Current locations


Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

New Zealand




Celebrate Personal Style

A unique and boutique series of hotels that have their own individual character and charm. TFE Hotels Collection provides the flexibility to accommodate hotels with bespoke brand identities, that individually reflect the requirements of owners and their guests. This works within the TFE Hotels brand framework to deliver the benefits of TFE Hotels’ centralised model, whilst retaining the hotel’s unique brand guidelines and signatures.

Current locations

Canberra and Brisbane

View upcoming developments

Upcoming Developments

TFE Hotels is a leading hotel operator in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, with a continual focus on hotel portfolio growth in key locations and an established growth pipeline, further cementing its position as one of the largest hospitality management platforms in Australia with strong Asian connections.


  • A by Adina Sydney
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne
  • Quincy Hotel Melbourne
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Fremantle Perth
  • Travelodge Hotel Hurstville Sydney
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Wiesbaden
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Dusseldorf


  • Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Pentridge
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Geneva
  • Vibe Hotel Adelaide
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Freiburg
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Stuttgart


  • Travelodge Hotel Westmaid

To discuss partnership and investment opportunities please contact one of our development team below.

John Sutcliffe

Development Manager

Michael Herman

Executive Development Manager

Matthias Niemeyer

Head of Development, Europe

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John Sutcliffe

Development Manager

John Sutcliffe - Development Manager

Development Manager John Sutcliffe is a senior leader and Chartered Management Accountant with significant experience across a diverse range of public, private, not-for-profit and publicly funded organisations within hospitality, distribution, FMCG and manufacturing.

John has successfully led business transformation programmes by generating a culture where high performance is the norm. In his role at TFE Hotels, he is responsible for identifying and assessing new hotel operating opportunities for all brands across Australia and New Zealand. He also project manages everything from legal documentation to technical requirements to ensure optimal value is delivered to hotel owners.
John joined TFE in 2014 as Financial Controller before spending three years as the Commercial Manager in the Operations team.  Before TFE, John spent five years as Financial Controller for Tesco Distribution in the UK. In his current role, John is responsible for identifying and assessing new hotel operating opportunities for all brands across Australia and New Zealand.


+61 (0) 450 773 983

TFE Hotels Development
45 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia


Michael Herman

Executive Development Manager

Michael Herman - Executive Development Manager

Michael joined the Toga Group in 1997.

Michael is responsible for evaluating new hotel opportunities, either by way of acquisition, development or operating agreements for all of the brands in Australia and New Zealand and is heavily involved in property valuations, owner relations and large commercial contract negotiations.

Michael has supported the group’s growth from 8 Medina serviced apartments to currently more than 70 properties across the 6 brands of Adina, Medina, Rendezvous, Travelodge, Vibe Hotels and TFE Hotels Collection. Michael is an Australian Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in commerce and accounting.


+ 61 (0)419 254 285

TFE Hotels Development
45 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia


Matthias Niemeyer

Head of Development, Europe

Matthias Niemeyer - Head of Development, Europe

Matthias joined Toga Group in 2012 as Head of Development, Germany, to grow the TFE Hotels portfolio within Central Europe and has since doubled the portfolio of Adina Apartment Hotels in Germany.

Matthias has more than 25 years experience in the field of hotel real estate. Before starting with TFE Hotels, he worked as a consultant specialising in valuations and has held positions as Project Manager and owner’s representative for major real estate funds in Germany.

He started his career in hotel management for Hilton. Matthias is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management as well as a Masters degree in Real Estate. He is lecturing hotel development at IUBH near Cologne, Germany where he lives.


+ 49 172 622 4094

Anastasia Osipov
Development Manager

Adina Hotel Operations GmbH
Leipziger Straße 124
10117 Berlin, Germany