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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.

Middle East Hotel Development Cost Trends

This report presents the trends in hotel development costs across key markets in the Middle East. It highlights the current development costs for different hotel classifications and discusses the various factors that affect changes in these costs.

Segmenting Millennial Travelers Business vs. Leisure

How do you gain the loyalty of millennials? This article analyzes the top two opportunities by segmenting the next generation of travel: millennial business travelers vs. millennial leisure travelers.

IN FOCUS: Shanghai Boutique Hotel Market Scene

Though it is difficult to pinpoint a definition of boutique hotel, we analyze some traits of boutique hotel that are universally agreed through the case study of seven prominent “boutique” hotels in Shanghai.

Here To Stay - An Overview of the European Serviced Apartment Industry

This article gives an overview of the European serviced apartment sector. We highlight the trends, opportunities and challenges and give an overview of the general investment environment and appetite for serviced apartments.

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.

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.