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Paris Hotel Market – A Rocky Start to the Year

Dayk Balyozyan | September 3, 2019

By Dayk Balyozyan & Sophie Perret Since our previous article in April 2018, the business environment in France has experienced positive change with a decrease in unemployment rate and an increase in purchasing power, following the ‘gilets jaunes’ disruption. The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts modest GDP growth to pick up to around 1.5% for the foreseeable future. In terms of tourism, Paris enjoys an exceptionally well-balanced mix of business and leisure demand, which allows the City of Lights to have both a broad seasonality and strong average rate. Paris has remained, alongside London, one of the two most desirable destina...

Hotel Franchising in Europe 2019 – The Push Continues for New Ways to Expand

Stephen Collins | July 18, 2019

Hotel Franchising in Europe is an update of our previous report published in 2014. The report aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this report apply solely to hotels operating in Europe. By Stephen Collins, Sophie Perret Introduction The slew of acquisitions and mergers in the hotel industry over the past few years has rapidly changed the landscape. The ‘big’ brands are larger than ever and must continue to drive growth, lest they fall behind their peers. Their coverage, loyalty programmes and distribution channels are ac...

Amsterdam Hotel Market – Rate Growth Paves the Way

Mattia Cavenati | July 10, 2019

By Mattia Cavenati, Sophie Perret Amsterdam is in the province of North Holland, in the heart of the Randstad, Europe’s sixth-largest metropolitan area. The city of Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city in the Netherlands, with a population of just over 850,000 recorded in 2018. While Amsterdam is known globally for its historic canals, art museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum), red-light district and ‘coffee’ shops, it is also a significant European financial centre. Approximately 2,000 foreign companies have established offices in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, and more than 200 of these companies have headquarters in th...

The Serviced Apartment Sector in Europe: Poised to Outperform

Simon Hulten | July 3, 2019

By Simon Hulten and Sophie Perret During the last 12 months, the serviced apartment sector in Europe continued to see strong momentum in both demand and supply. This year’s report looks at the recent trends, discusses our analysis of the 2019 lenders survey results and recent transaction evidence and provides an outlook in terms of pipeline. Year in Review The sector continues to innovate, with exciting new brands being introduced and traditional brands being reinvented. Alternative concepts such as co-living, co-working, student accommodation and home-sharing are merging with the serviced apartment concept, creating hybrids as a resp...

Brussels Hotel Market – Recovery Now Complete

Lionel Schauder | July 2, 2019

By Lionel Schauder and Sophie Perret Brussels, with a population of approximately 1.2 million, enjoys a strategic location in the heart of Western Europe, making it both a regional metropolis and an international hub. In addition to its role as capital of Belgium, the city is home to NATO’s headquarters and is widely known as the ‘capital of Europe’, hosting both the European Parliament and the European Commission. Described as the ‘new Berlin’ by the New York Times in 2015, an eclectic and creative facet of Brussels has recently emerged, represented by its community of artists, architects and designers. ECONOMIC INDICATORS ...

Lisbon Hotel Market – Europe’s Miracle Baby Maturing

Dayk Balyozyan | February 19, 2019

By Dayk Balyozyan, Sophie Perret Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and one of the oldest cities in Europe in a region with approximately 3 million inhabitants. The city offers a variety of cultural, architectural and business-related attractions. The Estoril coast (west of Lisbon) – which includes Estoril, Cascais and the historic town of Sintra – is home to numerous leisure attractions. Lisbon hosted Expo 98 and the 2004 European Football Championship, which gave the country new international exposure. Portugal held the EU presidency in 2007, putting Lisbon on the map as a business and conference destination. With its pleas...

Paris – Spring in the Step: An HVS Market Pulse Overview

Dayk Balyozyan | May 17, 2018

By Dayk Balyozyan and Sophie Perret This market pulse provides an overview of the tourism and hotel market in Paris, France. It discusses recent tourism trends and the causes for optimism for 2018 as well as providing a summary of the extensive hotel pipeline. Click here to read the full report. ...

Stockholm – New Supply A Surmountable Hurdle

Simon Hult?n | May 14, 2018

By Simon Hulten and Sophie Perret This market pulse provides an overview of the tourism and hotel market in Stockholm, Sweden. This snapshot discusses recent tourism trends, the impact of new supply on performance and provides a summary of the extensive hotel pipeline. Click here to view report. ...

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