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Why Retail Owners Are Partnering With Hotels

Jim Butler | February 13, 2019

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 13 February 2019 - Recently, my partner, Guy Maisnik, and I spoke about hotel retail mixed-use development with Kelsi Maree Borland of GlobeSt.com. Her article, Why Retail Owners Are Partnering With Hotels ran with the subtitle, With retail evolving to be more experience-driven, retail owners are finding the benefits of adding boutique hotels to shopping centers. Retailers adding hotels to the mix is nothing new – but they may be more motivated than ever. The Hotel Law Blog has been covering hotel mixed-use projects — where th...

What Do Top Hotel Executives See on the Horizon for 2018?

Jim Butler | June 20, 2018

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 20 June, 2018 Meet the Money® is a productive conference with a casual atmosphere; the executives and other hotel industry representatives who attend often speak candidly about their expectations for hotel finance, development and investment throughout the upcoming year. The short video below highlights how some of our attendees feel about 2018—watch and find out what some of the industry's most well-known brands, banks, consultants, mangers and developers have to say about what's on the horizon. For more in-depth data and resea...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: How to Avoid Litigation on Resort Fees and Other Mandatory Hotel Charges

Jim Butler | October 19, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 19 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. What does the FTC say is your potential liability for mandatory hotel charges? In evaluating what you should do about the new furor over mandatory hotel charges, it would be helpful to have a clearer understanding of what the FTC seems to be saying on...

Hotel Lawyer: Tips on Negotiating Your Annual Hotel Budget

Jim Butler | October 16, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 16 October 2017 It is budget season again — that time when operators and owners sit down to agree on the financial blueprint for the next year. My partner Bob Braun has worked on many hundreds of hotel management agreements and issues arising under them. Today, he shares some insights about the how to maximize the budget opportunity for constructive dialog between owners and operators. It's Budget Season - What are you doing about it? by Robert E. Braun, Hotel Lawyer Importance of budgets It's hard to overstate the importance of a b...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: National Task Force of 47 Attorneys General Goes After Resort Fees

Jim Butler | October 5, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 05 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Resort Fees: It is not just the FTC. Now there are 47 Attorneys General focused going after perceived abuses of Resort Fees Consumer complaints have been protesting Resort Fees for almost two decades. In 2012, the FTC took its first major action. The ...

Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: The FTC Takes Aim at Hotel Resort Fees (Again) – The FTC 2017 Report

Jim Butler | October 3, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 3 October 2017 Note: If you are a consumer with a Resort Fee issue, please do NOT contact us! We do not represent consumers with complaints against hotels. We are part of the fabric of the hotel industry and are committed to informing, educating and assisting players in the hotel industry. Impending eruption of government and private litigation over Resort Fees (mandatory service fees). Big shaking again. Is this the big one? Two significant developments may signal an eruption of government and private claims over Resort Fees — (1)...

EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why You Do NOT Want to Form Your Own Regional Center

Jim Butler | August 22, 2017

By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 04 August 2017 How should developers pursue EB-5 financing? Although the EB-5 immigrant visa program has been around since 1990, the current trend of using it as a source of financing for hotel and other real estate started 20 years later – around 2010. We worked on one of the first hotel EB-5 financings for the W Hotel & Residences in Hollywood, and we have since worked on more than 100 EB-5 projects all over the country. Now, the use of EB-5 financing for construction has gone mainstream. High profile EB-5 financing closings ...

JMBM’s Hotel Lawyers Help Chinese Real Estate Developer Buy 802-room Sheraton Gateway LAX for $96 M

JMBM | December 30, 2013

For the most recent update on this topic, click here By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com 30 December 2013 The hotel lawyers of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group™ assisted Hazens Investment, LLC, in the company's purchase of the 15-story, 802-room Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel, located close to Los Angeles International Airport. Hazens Investment is a subsidiary of Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group Co. Ltd., one of the top 100 largest construction and development companies in China, based in Shenzhen, China. Hazens Investment and the seller, an affil...

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