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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...
Hotel Development Cost Survey 2014/15
by Elaine Sahlins
HVS has tracked hotel construction costs throughout the United States since 1976. Each year, HVS researches development costs from...
Snowfalls’s Impact on Ski Market Hotels
February 2, 2015
By Brett Russell
Snowfall drives travelers to mountain resorts each ski season, but to what degree, at which resorts, and how far in...
How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices
January 22, 2015
Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate.
by Mark C. Lynn
Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services,...
The U.S. Hotel Industry Cruises into 2015
January 13, 2015
By: Russ Rivard, MAIJanuary, 2015
Demand is up, average rates and occupancy are on the rise, and supply appears to be well absorbed. Interest rates remain down...
Time Right to Develop, Acquire or Invest in European Hotels as Hotel Groups Set to Expand, Says HVS
January 6, 2015
January 06 2015, London: Consolidation amongst major hotel companies will be one of the key themes of 2015 as large groups seek to grow their business or risk...
Dublin Set for Hotel Growth as Ireland’s Recovery Continues Reveals HVS Report
December 16, 2014
December 16 2014, London: With Dublin’s economic recovery well underway the city is now offering exciting opportunities for hotel developers,...