Global Hospitality Report (July 27, 2015)

Central Florida Hotel Market: Orlando's Transformation 
By Donald Stephens Jr. and Natalie Pierce

An iconic tourist destination, Orlando is now officially the “Most Visited Tourist Destination in the U.S.” This article discusses Central Florida demand generators as well as growth and trends within its seven unique submarkets.

Trends and Opportunities: Israel Hotel Market Overview 2015 
By Jill Barthel and Russell Kett

Numerous international companies are showing increased interest in the Israeli hotel market. This article provides an insight into the country's tourism demand, its hotel market and hotel values and investment.

Summary of Upscale Hotel Programming in China 
By Wayne Wei and Henrich HUANG Chih Chao

The secret to success of the upscale hotel investment in China is to program the most appropriate facilities based on the location, branding and positioning of the property, and not to compete on luxuriousness and scale of facilities.

Hundreds of Key Hotel Influencers | 19 Global Markets | Relevant Market Intelligence 

HVS is proud to host the 4th Annual 2015 Hotel Market Connections in 19 cities around the globe on 17 September 2015. Each of the events will bring together a diverse panel of speakers comprising key industry executives and professionals in the region. Panelists will share their knowledge, insights, outlook, and discuss future development opportunities, which will certainly be of interest to hotel owners, operators, managers, lenders, brokers, developers and other industry stakeholders. Local HVS Managing Directors and Senior Partners will review additional supply and demand trends for the region. Hotel transactions as well as current hotel capitalization rates and yield rates, will be reviewed. The event will also provide a unique opportunity to network with peers and industry partners. Each of the 19 cities will host their Market Connections event at different venue locations and will have different start times.

Starwood's Luxury Collection® Grows Footprint in China 

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, recently announced the opening of The Grand Mansion, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanjing, in the capital of China's Jiangsu province. Marking the brand's seventh hotel in China, The Grand Mansion furthers the worldwide expansion of The Luxury Collection, which will surpass 100 hotels globally by the end of this year. In China, The Grand Mansion joins a distinguished portfolio that includes The Azure Qiantang in Hangzhou, The Castle Hotel in Dalian, Twelve at Hengshan and The Hongta Hotel in Shanghai, The Royal Begonia in Sanya and the legendary Astor Hotel in Tianjin. Additionally, the Meixi Lake Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha and The 1958, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Suzhou will be open in the near future as well. The Grand Mansion features 158 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including 15 suites and an expansive Presidential Suite, two restaurants, a lounge cum bar and one library. It also boasts flexible meeting spaces, including a grand ballroom spanning nearly 6,000 square feet (550 square metres) and seven distinct, spacious meeting rooms.

Peninsula to Drop Anchor in Istanbul 

Peninsula Hotels has formed a joint venture with Turkish group Dogus Holding and real estate firm BLG Capital for its first property in Istanbul. Approximately €150 million is to be invested in a hotel at Salipazari Port on the European side of the Bosphorus. The group currently has ten hotels in operation across Asia, North America and Europe (the opening of the Peninsula Paris last year marked the brand's debut in Europe).


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