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Four Key Takeaways | Meet the Money 2015
May 19, 2015
By Susan Furbay, Li Chen and Luigi Major
Hoteliers and financiers met in Los Angeles to discuss the pitfalls and possibilities for U.S. hotel investment as...
Fixed Expenses Aren’t Really Fixed!
May 18, 2015
By Kirby D. Payne, May 15, 2015In most hotel P&Ls, usually towards the bottom, is a heading called Non-Operating Income and Expense, formerly known as...
U.S. Hotel Supply Growth Still in Check with Demand
May 12, 2015
by Susan Furbay
Years of rising average daily rates and demand, among other factors, have made the ground fertile for new hotel supply....
3 Hot Topics Presented at the HOLA Investment Conference 2015
May 11, 2015
By Mariana Jackson
The 2015 HOLA (Hotel Opportunities Latin America) Conference took place April 28-30 at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami. The...
Three Key Takeaways: 2015 HELP - Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference
May 5, 2015
By Anne Lloyd-Jones, Brian Bisema, and Preston PuleoHotel experts and stakeholders convened in Boston to present positive trends in U.S. hotel lending,...
What Does the California Drought Mean for the Hospitality Community?
April 30, 2015
By Diane Vondrasek
This article summarizes the impact of the California drought on the hospitality community, including a review of the recent Executive Order...
Lifestyle Hotels: The Emergence of a New Creative Class
April 23, 2015
April 2015 By Zeina R. Fawaz
How It All Started
The Lifestyle niche has gained momentum in recent years and has evolved into an established...
US Cities Achieve World Class Status as Foreign Investment Booms
April 22, 2015
By Kathy Conroy, Apr 16, 2015
This article offers a comparison of international investment in US Hotels during periods of strong hotel operating performance...
HVS Report Reveals Franchising is the Preferred Method of Expansion
2 April 2015, London: Over half of the world’s hotels are now branded properties, with franchising being the operating model of choice for most of the...
Five Key Takeaways from Hunter Conference 2015
April 14, 2015
The 2015 Hunter Hotel Conference shone light on how hoteliers can take advantage of present performance trends and high demand. Experts also raised concern...
Six Proven Strategies for Investing in Your Hotel’s Back of the House
By Kevin A. GoldsteinHoteliers who invest in their back of the house equipment both reduce their utility costs and minimize the possibility of revenue...
Metamediaries Forcing Hotels to Adapt
April 7, 2015
By Chris Nieberding
Online travel agencies (OTAs) were among the first to enter this realm. Today, new companies are attempting to compete with the OTAs...
Hotel Values Rise Across Europe with Madrid Seeing Biggest Hike, Says HVS Hotel Valuation Index
March 2, 2015
02 March 2015, London: Europe’s hotels witnessed their fifth consecutive year of value growth last year, with properties in the UK and Southern Europe seeing...
Renewed Investor Interest Prompts 86% Rise in Europe’s Hotel Deals
February 24, 2015
24 February 2015, London: Hotel real estate was the star performer in Europe’s property market in 2014 with transaction volumes growing faster than other...
Sales Tax Audit!
February 23, 2015
By Kirby D. Payne, Feb 20, 2015
This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on...
Demand, Development, and Branding of University Hotels
February 19, 2015
by Mike Brophy, February, 2015On- and off-campus hotels in a university market have to negotiate a collection of demand generators that are active at different...
Double Digit Growth for UK’s Hotels, but Room Rates Beginning to Plateau, says HVS Hotel Bulletin
February 12, 2015
12 February 2015, London: The UK’s hotels saw average RevPAR grow by double digits in the last trading quarter of 2014, according to the latest Hotel...
Five Key Takeaways from Americas Lodging Investment Summit
February 10, 2015
By Tanya Pierson, MAI; Brett Russell, and Susan Furbay
Presentations and conversations at the 2015 ALIS conference touched on everything from new brands and...
Rome’s Luxury Hotel Sector Set for Investment Boost, Says HVS
February 4, 2015
February 4 2015, London: Rome, one of Europe’s most historical and cultural cities, looks set to be one of the next hotspots for hotel investors drawn by...
Ready for Takeoff: Forecasting Lodging Demand in Airport Markets
February 3, 2015
By Jessica White / January 2015
With the expansion of major national airports and airport passenger volume expected to increase over the...