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New Edition of Hotel Asset Management: Principles and Practices
Addresses Timely Issues
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Lansing, Michigan, February 2009 — The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) recent unveiled the second edition of “Hotel Asset Management: Principles and Practices” at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS).  The book, edited by Greg Denton, MAI; Lori E. Raleigh; and A. J. Singh, Ph.D., features articles by 29 of the industry’s leading hotel asset management professionals. A number of industry trends and issues have changed the context of hotel ownership and operations during the past five years, making the timing right for an update to this informative hotel asset management book.

The purpose of the book is to help practicing asset manager advance their knowledge of the profession by providing them with the latest thinking on topics relevant to asset management in the hospitality industry. The second edition takes a look at the challenges and opportunities hotel owners, lodging industry real estate professionals, and hotel company executives face today. Chapters in the second edition address a cross-section of hotel asset management topics and are divided into three segments:

  • Foundations and Principles covers the historical context, evolution, and development of the hotel asset management profession; the structural elements of the asset management cycle, and principles of the planning process. 
  • Strategies and Tools to Manage the Investment consists of ten chapters that provide guidelines for asset managers to improve their effectiveness. 
  • Emerging Trends is a new addition and consists of mini-chapters on topics that are currently impacting and shaping the practice of asset management. 
“Hotel Asset Management: Principles and Practices” is available from EI for $87.95. AH&LA members pay $62.95.  For information or to order, visit www.ahlei.org or call 800-752-4567 or 517-372-8800.  Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 407-999-8100. 
 
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.
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Contact:

Elizabeth Johnson
Marketing Manager
517-318-2359
ejohnson@ahla.com
www.ei-ahla.org

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