Global Hospitality Report (September 6, 2016)

Project Management Considerations for Building Equipment Upgrades 
By Kevin Goldstein

If you own or operate a hotel for any significant length of time, you will likely have to replace some of your building's core MEP and HVAC equipment. This article outlines project management strategies for successful building equipment projects.

Market Pulse: South America 1st Half of 2016 | 2nd Edition 
By Cristiano Vasques, and Fernanda L'Hopital

This article analyzes hospitality markets in the main South American cities, discussing key performance indicators during the first half of 2016 vis-à-vis the same period of 2015.

HVS Market Pulse: Portland, OR 
By Desiree Flanary

Surging hotel demand in Portland has spurred a multitude of proposed hotels. Which will actually come to fruition, and how will the new hotels affect Portland’s lodging landscape?

Four Seasons to Debut in Vietnam with Hoi An Resort 

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and ASB Development Limited have jointly announced the rebranding of the Nam Hai Hoi An resort, into the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An. The iconic resort will be re-opened and managed by Four Seasons as of 20 December 2016. The Nam Hai Hoi An is a joint venture between HPL, an international property group, and ASB Development Limited, a Dubai investment group. Situated along the Hoi An coastline, the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An will offer convenient access to the town centre of Hoi An, Da Nang and the Da Nang International Airport – all within 30-minutes’ drive. The resort will feature 40 private residence villas and 60 resort villas. Currently, there are three onsite dining options, a fitness centre and tennis, badminton and basketball courts. Renovation to the resort will further add a beach bar, spa, kids club and different water sports facilities.

THINC You’d Like to Know More about Africa’s Burgeoning Tourism and Hotel Investment Scene?  

Then come along to the inaugural THINC Africa conference, which is due to take place next week in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will run over 6 and 7 September at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town and a total of 19 countries will be represented. Amongst the keynote speakers will be the Shadow Minister of Tourism for South Africa, James Vos, who will be speaking about the role of government in promoting tourism, and Russell Kett, HVS London’s chairman, will be conducting an interview with Mark Satterfield, Marriott International’s chief operating officer for the Middle East and Africa region. Please contact Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Cape Town, at [email protected] to book or to register your interest for next year’s event.


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