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Decisions, Decisions... Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?

Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests.

In Focus: Maldives

This article summarizes the recent tourism trends in Maldives.

In Focus: Ubud, Bali

This article summarizes the recent tourism trends in Ubud, Bali.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

The Hotel Bulletin: Q4 2014 for the UK Market

The latest digest of hotel performance and transactions across the UK, prepared by HVS London in conjunction with Zolfo Cooper and AM:PM. The UK’s hotels saw average RevPAR grow by double digits in the last trading quarter of 2014.

In Focus: Tokyo

This article summarizes the recent tourism trends in Tokyo.

Three Key Takeaways | North America Hotel Investment Conference 2014

Hotel stakeholders shared a diversity of insights into U.S. hotel industry trends ranging from innovative brands to today’s tech-savvy travelers. Overall, hotel performance is high, buoying optimism among hoteliers as the industry heads into 2015.

2014 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide

This publication provides the most detailed data on the costs of hotel brands in the U.S. This year’s new methodology utilizes real data for each brand to provide insight and analysis on the specific components which make up a franchise and its fees.

HVS Asia-Pacific Hotel Operator Guide 2014

The first overview of key hotel operators in Asia-Pacific. The excerpt provides information on 63 hotel operators with more than 1 million existing or pipeline rooms in 27 countries. The +450-page full version with brand details is available for purchase here.

Hotel Franchising in Europe 2014

This article aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this article apply solely to hotels operating in Europe.
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