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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.

Are Your Sustainability Initiatives Missing a Critical Component? A Perspective on Risk

This article provides a perspective on key areas of risk relating to investment into utility efficiency projects and sustainability initiatives, and how owners / operators can minimize exposure during all phases of investment into their properties.

2013 European Hotel Valuation Index

This year's European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) covers 32 hotel markets across Europe. The article provides values per room as well as year-on-year percentage changes. Additionally, the HVI provides a five-year forecast and a volatility index.

Repositioning a Destination

What is needed to reposition an entire destination? All around the world destinations reach a mature life cycle and are forced to re-invent themselves due to increased global competition. This case study on Montenegro can provide an insight.

Capital Improvements Without The capital: Alternative Financing for Utility Efficiency Projects at Hotels and Resorts

A growing number of alternative financing methods are available to support hotel and resort owners in the implementation of utility efficiency projects. Several of these methods do not require owner-contributed capital, providing a novel approach...

Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook May, 2012

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Six Questions Hoteliers Should Ask to Evaluate Sustainable Technologies

When hoteliers and vendors communicate early on to evaluate a common series of due diligence issues, it enables both parties to rapidly and efficiently identify whether a technology, service or product makes sense for a particular hospitality asset.

A Phased Approach to Investing in Utility Efficiency

Hotel owners and operators can consider a phased approach to investing in utility efficiency initiatives to ensure these investments conform to ownership goals, minimize financial exposure, and optimize returns.