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China Hotel Investment Watch 2016 | Excerpts
May 24, 2016
By Daniel J Voellm and Cathy Nie, May 24, 2016
The annual China Hotel Investment Watch, now in its seventh edition, serves as an important indicator of the...
Fall in Average RevPAR Suggests the United Kingdom’s Hotel Property Market has Reached a Plateau
May 10, 2016
10 May 2016, London: The UK’s hotel market saw its first decline in average RevPAR (rooms revenue per available room) in four years during the first...
What Time Is The 3 PM Parade? (Should your hotel have some Mickey Mouse® in it?)
May 9, 2016
By Kirby D. Payne and Victoria 'Vicki' S Richman, May 9, 2016
Vicki Richman attended Disney Institute. We have incorporated much of what she learned...
Key Takeaways: Hunter Hotel Conference
April 25, 2016
By Michael E. Brophy, Kasia M. Russell and Janet L. Snyder
The Hunter Hotel Conference brought out insights from every corner of the industry, marking...
Digital Gold: Mining Guest Data for Revenue Generation
April 4, 2016
By Mansi Bhatnagar, Apr 4, 2016
As hoteliers, we have massive amount of information about our guests. If only, we had the foresight to mine this data and use...
Reducing Utility Costs in Your Food & Beverage Department
March 14, 2016
By Kevin A. Goldstein and Sonia Vasquez, Mar 14, 2016
HVS conducts numerous walkthroughs of hotel F&B operations each year. In almost every full service...
Record €23.7 Billion Spent on Hotels in Europe in 2015 as Transactions Reach Highest Level Ever According to HVS
March 3, 2016
3 March 2016, London: European hotel transaction volume totalled €23.7 billion in 2015, a record level and an increase of 66% on the previous year,...
Europe’s Hotels See Record Performance in 2015 with Madrid Recording Biggest Rise in Values Says HVS Hotel Valuation Index
March 1, 2016
1 March 2016, London: Europe's hotel market experienced ongoing value growth and recovery in 2015 with hotels in many cities reaching record performance,...
Seven Steps to Food Cost Control
February 16, 2016
By Kirby D. Payne, Feb 16, 2016
Former FSU hotel school Professor Dukas' Seven Steps to Food Cost Control from his book, "How to Operate a...
London to Gain 7,000 Hotel Bedrooms in 2016 While Demand Subdued Says Hotel Bulletin
February 9, 2016
9 February 2016, London: London will see the opening of a massive 7,000 hotel rooms this year, double that of last year’s openings, putting additional...
Seven Key Takeaways | The Americas Lodging Investment Summit 2016 (ALIS)
February 8, 2016
The annual Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) kicked off the year with insights into hotel transactions, performance, and lending trends. What do...
Positive Operating Leverage Results in Another Year of Hotel Value Gains; Cap Rates Start to Rise
January 25, 2016
By Suzanne Mellen
Five years of steady cap rates and rising NOI have resulted in significant U.S. hotel asset appreciation. The current economic landscape is...
Budapest’s Hotel Sector Becomes One of the Fastest Growing in Eastern Europe, Says HVS Report
January 18, 2016
18 January 2016, London: A rise in the number of people visiting the Hungarian capital of Budapest has helped the city’s hotel sector become one of the...
Demand for Hotel Acquisitions Across Europe Prompts Early Exit by Investors, Says HVS
January 7, 2016
7 January 2016, London: Strong demand for hotel acquisitions prompting private equity investors to sell their assets ahead of the usual investment time-frame,...
Take Advantage of Free Cash! A User’s Guide to Energy Incentives
December 15, 2015
By Kevin A. Goldstein and Sonia Vasquez, Dec 14, 2015
Financial incentives and rebates available from utility providers and municipalities can significantly...
The Millennial Shift in Hotel Brands
December 8, 2015
By Brett Russell | December 2015
The past ten years have ushered in the introduction of more new hotel brands than any time in modern history. Most of these...
Hostel Sector Set to Grow Across Europe as Sharing Economy Takes Hold, Says HVS
November 23, 2015
23 November 2015, London: The global growth of the budget and hostel sectors, including the fast-emerging commercialised private rental market such as Airbnb,...
South Florida’s Hospitality Real Estate Continues to Climb: Hotel Values Are Stronger Than Ever
By John P. Lancet
Strong revenue metrics achieved in the Miami-Dade hotel market over the past few years have contributed to a strong ramp-up in transaction...
Four Key Takeaways: 2015 North America Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference
November 17, 2015
By Heidi Nielsen, McKenna Luke, and Kirby D. Payne
Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. enterprises has doubled over the past 15 years, a sign of investor...
Budget Hotels Make up Half of UK’s Development Pipeline as Popularity of Low-Cost Rooms Continues
November 11, 2015
11 November 2015, London: The march of budget hotels continues in the UK, with over 1,500 budget rooms added to the sector’s pipeline in Q3 2015...