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Meluha – An ECOTEL Hotel: Translating Sustainability

The Meluha, an ECOTEL Hotel, in Mumbai makes sustainability integral to the company's business strategy. The article focuses on the strategies used by the hotel for conservation of resources and reduction in landfill waste with concomitant savings.

Take Advantage of Free Cash! A User's Guide to Energy Incentives

Financial incentives can significantly improve the economics of a wide range of Return on Investment (ROI) projects. This article provides practical guidance on how to identify and secure incentives for energy efficiency investments.

In Focus: Bangladesh - The Dark Horse

The article evaluates the performance and potential of some key hotel markets in Bangladesh and highlights the opportunities and challenges of making hotel investments in the country.

Airport Developments – Indonesian Archipelago

This article provides an overview of airport developments within Indonesia, exploring factors driving development and potential areas of concern. Expansion plans and airports in the pipeline will also be highlighted.

What Does the California Drought Mean for the Hospitality Community?

This article summarizes the impact of the California drought on the hospitality community, including a review of the recent Executive Order on water conservation and its impacts on water availability, rates, and hotel operating practices.

Six Proven Strategies for Investing in Your Hotel's Back of the House

Hoteliers who invest in their back of the house equipment both reduce their utility costs and minimize the possibility of revenue disruption from failure of key building systems. This article summarizes proven investment strategies in this area.

In Focus: Maldives

This article summarizes the recent tourism trends in Maldives.

Let's Talk About Cost Controls

A hotel manager's most important tasks are making money for the owner and maintaining the asset. Satisfied guests and motivated employees are among the tools, but cost controls are also critical components of the formula.

Snowfalls’s Impact on Ski Market Hotels

Snowfall drives travelers to mountain resorts each ski season, but to what degree, at which resorts, and how far in advance isn’t as clear. What is the correlation between snowfall and hotel occupancy, and how does the economy factor in?

In Focus: The Hostel and Budget Traveller Market in Europe - Gaining Momentum

The vibrant limited-to-select service hotel sector is at the forefront of the property market.