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Key Considerations for Historic Building Conversions

In response to rising demand for unique designs, developers are turning to adaptive reuse as a means of creating one-of-a-kind hotels. Historic building conversions come with their own sets of challenges, balanced by potential rewards.

Container Hotel and Prefab Bungalow: Modular Building Construction in China

With a fast changing economic environment and society coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ in China, the modular building system might become one possible remedy to bring momentum to hotel development in China, particularly in remote areas.

集装箱酒店和活动别墅小屋: 中国模块化建筑的建造

在当前日新月异的经济环境中,随着中国社会逐渐适应经济“新常态”,模块化建筑系统或许将成为推动中国(特别是偏远地区)酒店开发的一种可行解决方案。

2016 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide

HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A) are proud to announce the completion of the 2016 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations in the USA.

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.

Three Key Takeaways | 2015 Independent Lodging Congress

The annual conference, spearheaded by some of the top independent hoteliers in North America, focused on innovation as a means to putting reward ahead of risk

2015 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide

HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A) are proud to announce the completion of the 2015 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations in the USA.

HVS Reviews Sascha Reichstein’s Book Be my Guest

This review of Sascha Reichstein’s Be my Guest, examines Hilton’s dual role as an international American symbol and a local institution. Reichstein’s book uses photographic images and employee interviews to contrast two international Hilton hotels.

HVS Hotel Development Cost Survey 2010

The 2009/10 hotel development survey reports updated per-room development costs through the end of 2010. This year's survey reveals a range of factors impacting the turnkey cost of hotel development.”