Insights & Publications

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Recent Insights/Articles

Casual Dining: A Fresh Perspective

Companies are being challenged to seek new ways to remain relevant, and to take advantage of the narrowing gap between the value, price, and service propositions between Casual Dining vs. Fast Casual

China - Hotel Asset Management in Numbers

The rapid development of China’s hotel industry has seen an unprecedented amount of supply come online since the turn of the millennia. Owning hotels requires a distinct skill set to maximize asset performance over time.

Reorganizing Spa Operations to Leverage Automation and Technology

Technology and automation are making exponential headway touching nearly all sectors of hospitality, including spa and wellness.

Market Pulse: Seattle, WA

Once defined by grunge music, rainy weather, and Microsoft, Seattle has emerged as one of the most important and innovative epicenters in the country. The immense growth has created challenges, including high home prices, traffic, and homelessness.

Market Pulse: Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth continues to experience a growth boom as the development landscape in both the urban and suburban submarkets evolves. How will an influx of proposed hotel supply affect the city’s downtown and outlying submarkets?

HVS Market Pulse: Center City Philadelphia

While hotel supply in Philadelphia’s Center City is expected to increase approximately 18% over the next two years, potential for the underserved, midscale, limited-service hotel product still exists.

Market Pulse: Anaheim/Garden Grove

The market is experiencing a period of economic strength and expansion, primarily led by the tourism and leisure industry and the presence of Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, which continue to attract visitors and bolster lodging demand.

Market Pulse: Detroit, MI

Wave of New Hotel Supply in Metro Detroit Reflects Improved Economic Fortunes

Sustainable Extravagance: Water-Wise Hospitality

The article elucidates the various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in South Africa's Western Cape, in response to the ongoing drought, in order to mitigate the challenges water scarcity brings to a water intensive enterprise.

Five Reasons Why Developers and Owners Love Hotel Leases

With both macro- and micro-trends supporting fixed-income hotel investments, here are five reasons why there has never been a better time to structure hotel leases in decades.