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The Benefits and Challenges of University Hotels and Conference Centers

Proximity to a college or university is considered a positive characteristic of any hotel site. This article explores the benefits and challenges of developing and operating a hotel or conference center affiliated with an educational institution.

Canadian Lodging Outlook August 2007

When is it Profitable to Add a Waterslide to Your Hotel?

Qualified Management Contracts: Public-Sector/Private-Sector Partnering to Achieve Common Objectives

Recently public and private sectors have partnered in development of convention hotel properties; publicly owned and privately managed. This article highlights unique features of qualified management agreements and compares them to typical contracts.

Is the Sky Falling on the Convention Center Industry

In a critique of the Brookings Institution Research Brief on Convention Centers as Economic Development Strategy, the authors challenge the validity of the its findings and present an alternative view of the status of the convention center industry.

Balancing Financial and Non-Financial Objectives in Public-Sector/Private-Sector Hotel Relationships

Public-/private-sector partnerships, while sometimes challenging, can certainly result in a win-win situation when financial and non-financial goals and objectives are clearly defined and effectively aligned.

Public Involvement in Hotel Financing

The author discusses trends in the public support of hospitality projects, which is becomming increasing common as municipalities seek to improve their competitive position in the convention and conference center business.

Assessing the Economic Impact of Investment in Public Facilities

Looking only at new spending and income are not sufficient to determine public sector investment in hotel and tourism projects, and a broader definition and measurement of the economic impact of these projects is necessary.

Feasibility Study of Expansion of Headquarters Hotel Capacity

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority retained HVS International to analyze the feasibility of developing additional full-service convention hotel capacity in downtown Columbus, in the immediate vicinity of the Greater Columbus Conventi

Measuring Economic Impact

In a presentation at the 2001 Annual Conference of the Government Officer's Association, Tom Hazinski, Managing Director of HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting describes and critically examines the theory and practice of meas

Tax-Exempt Hotel Financing

Because of the limited availability of conventional financing for full-service convention center headquarters hotels, many governments are turning to the tax-exempt bond market to finance their projects.