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HVS Global Hotel Industry: 2023 Recap and 2024 Outlook

As 2023 ends, regional HVS leaders across the globe take a look back at how the global hotel industry fared this year. Overall, operating metrics shined brightly, with revenue growth achieved in most global markets, while investment activity cooled. The investment market is expected to improve in 2024.

HVS South America Outlook & Opportunities 2023: Clearing Skies Ahead

After several economic and political disruptions across South America, there is now greater clarity in several countries, giving rise to compelling opportunities in some urban markets and across the leisure sector. The outlook appears bright throughout much of the region.

The Big Interview: Richard Katzman and Fernanda L’Hopital, HVS

As the South American hotel industry is recovering after the pandemic hit the continent hard, Richard Katzman (Managing Director, HVS Mexico City) and Fernanda L'Hopital (Senior Project Manager, HVS Buenos Aires) gave an interview to TOPHOTELNEWS about the current status of development prospects across this continent.

HVS Monday Musings: Effective Destination Management – the Key to Sustainable Tourism

Several popular global destinations went from over-tourism to under-tourism in the last year, encouraging their tourism authorities to utilize the downtime to develop strategies that can help balance the two extremes in the future. Read on to know more.

Outlook for the Latin American Hotel Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on domestic and international travel, economic activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on the lodging and tourism industry in Latin America. While government authorities across the region work to manage restrictions and phased reopening plans, uncertainty prevails over the duration of the global pandemic.

HVS Market Pulse: Why Aren’t Hotels Being Built in Ski Towns?

Traditional hotel development in ski resort towns has slowed nearly to a halt, with barriers like limited land and high costs putting pressure on new builds. But hotel demand and performance are on the rise and the “barriers” may not be so imposing.

South American Market Overview 2011

The recent performance of South America in terms of economic growth and political and institutional stability has attracted interest among investors in the region offering significant opportunities for potential investors.

2010 South America Hotel Market Overview

2010 South America Hotel Market Overview offers a detailed Economic and Tourism analysis focusing on four key markets – Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima and Bogota, setting future trends and opportunities.

Paid Publication Hotel Valuation Software: Version 4.0

Hotel Valuation Software Version 3.0 with Tabs is comprised of four sophisticated, state-of-the-art software models for performing hotel market studies, financial projections and valuations. Developed by Steve Rushmore and Suzanne Mellen of HVS and Professor Jan deRoos of the Cornell Hotel School, this software package is used by leading hotel chains and lenders around the world to assist with their hotel investment decisions. HVS is the exclusive distributor of the advanced "tabbed version" of the software. The tabbed version enables more enhanced financial analyses by providing user access to the calculation pages of the software. The flash disk contains the recently released version 3.0 of Hotel Valuation Software with Tabs which runs on Microsoft (not Apple) operating systems with Windows 7 and Excel 2007 or newer. Also included on the flash disk is the previous version 2.5 of the software which runs on both Microsoft and Apple operating systems.

Additional Resources

In addition to Hotel Valuation Software, your flash disk contains several valuable bonuses which will provide tools and resources to enhance your skills and knowledge of the hotel and travel industry.

  1. Hotel Valuation Software (HVS) Live Instruction Seminar - Sit in on one of Steve Rushmore's seminars where he explains the logic and calculations behind Hotel Valuation Software using a case study. Steve explains the inner working of the three software models; the supply/demand and occupancy forecasting program, the 10-year income and expense projection program and the mortgage equity DCF valuation model. Experience the rare opportunity of listening to the actual software creator as he explains its use.
  2. HVS Library - Access more than 1,250 articles, research publications and textbooks written by the industry's leading professionals at HVS. These publications are considered essential reading for hotel owners, operators and investors. Every topic related to the hotel and travel industry is covered including valuations and market studies, management contracts and franchising, market overviews, human resources, economic trends and cycles, gaming, architecture and interior design, asset management, finance and transactions, food and beverage, hotel management, shared and fractional, risk management, convention centers, parking, sales and marketing. The HVS Library is fully searchable and user friendly. The articles and research can be downloaded from the flash disk and distributed to your business associates.
  3. Hotel Market Study and Valuation Seminar - Steve Rushmore has given hundreds of seminars to thousands of hotel owners, investors, and consultants throughout the world. His most popular presentation is the one-day seminar "Hotel Market Studies and Valuations" which teaches procedures and techniques. The flash disk contains Steve's complete PowerPoint presentation and hand out materials.
  4. HVS Demonstration Appraisals - As the leading hotel consulting firm performing thousands of hotel market studies and appraisals each year throughout the world, HVS has developed state-of-the-art hotel appraisal methodologies and software. Peruse six examples of HVS studies demonstrating the sophisticated analysis and forecasting techniques and procedures HVS pioneered.
  5. Hotel Investment Handbook - This "how-to" guide shares information on hotel investing, including from how to buy a hotel, how to negotiate a management contract, financing, selling a hotel and more.

For questions or to request information, please contact Steve Rushmore.

Lima Market Snapshot

This article provides an insight into the tourism development the hotel market and the projects in the pipeline in Lima;the vibrant capital city of Perú, which is also, the main entrance the ancient cities of Machu Pichu, Cuzco, and the Sacred Valley
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