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Marrakesh Suffers Short-Term Impact on Tourism but Long-Term Future Bright, Says HVS
July 27, 2015
July 27 2015, London: Despite becoming a popular destination over the past decade, the Moroccan city of Marrakesh is likely to be amongst those markets seeing...
In Focus: Sonoma County California Hotel Market
July 21, 2015
By Anurat Rojanapairat and Ester WanAs one of Northern California’s major recreational and tourist destinations, the Sonoma County hotel market is...
Hotels By Day: A New Opportunity for Travelers and Hotels
July 7, 2015
By Kirsten Z. Smiley, July 2015
A new company envisions booking otherwise vacant hotel rooms in efficient blocks of time during the daylight hours,...
2015 Hotel Investment and Finance Opportunities: Hotel Values and Brand Proliferation
June 25, 2015
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com
Stephen Rushmore, Jr., President and CEO of HVS, speaks in the...
Understanding Online Distribution Channels by Juan Duran of HVS
June 24, 2015
This article covers the importance for hotels to invest in three online distribution channels – the website, Global Distribution Systems, and Online Travel...
Five Key Takeaways from the 2015 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
June 23, 2015
By Daniel P. McCoy, Sara E. Olson and Dorothy A. Jennings
Encouraging news about hotel demand, investment, and new supply inspires optimism at this year’s...
Low Oil Prices and Oil-Dependent Canadian Lodging Markets
June 11, 2015
By Jason WightJun 11, 2015
Helping Investors Understand Oil-Dependent Lodging Markets in Canada.
After three years of stable oil prices, the energy sector was...
HVS Releases 2015 U.S. Hotel Valuation Index
June 2, 2015
HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and valuation firm, in collaboration with Smith Travel Research, is pleased to deliver the 2015 U.S. Hotel...
HVS Perspectives on the All-Inclusive Product
June 1, 2015
By Kristina M. D’AmicoToday’s rising popularity of all-inclusive resorts is directly correlated to the value proposition for the guest. The resorts...
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...