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2016: Hotel Valuation Index (Asia Pacific – Select Markets)

The Hotel Valuation Index analyses economic as well as hotel-market specific demand and supply dynamics to derive indicative values and future growth trends for the top 32 hotel markets in 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

2015 European Hotel Transactions

This article gives an overview of hotel investment volumes in Europe in 2015, discussing trends and forecasts and providing a comprehensive list of single asset and portfolio hotel deals above €7.5 million.

In Focus: African Hotel Market Update

A look at current trends in the African hotel market and what is in store for the rest of 2016.

The Budget Hotel Sector's Position in the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy – a product of four mega trends affecting today’s society: rising urbanisation, changing demographics, shifts in power and a digital revolution. This article discusses current and future trends for budget hotels in this economy.

OTAs – A Hotel's Friend Or Foe

How reliant are hotels on OTAs? This article aims to address that question and discuss the evolution of OTAs and the effects of this growing business model on independent and chain hotels.

Excerpts: China Hotel Investment Watch 2015

The annual China Hotel Investment Watch, now in its sixth edition, serves as an important indicator of the investment climate in the Chinese hotel market for stakeholders in their effort to evolve the Chinese hotel industry to the next level!

Fixed Expenses Aren't Really Fixed!

In most hotel P&Ls, usually towards the bottom, is a heading called Non-Operating Income and Expense, formerly known as Fixed Expenses. Few costs are uncontrollable in a hotel. There are simply some expenses which take longer to reduce than others!

What Does the California Drought Mean for the Hospitality Community?

This article summarizes the impact of the California drought on the hospitality community, including a review of the recent Executive Order on water conservation and its impacts on water availability, rates, and hotel operating practices.

Six Proven Strategies for Investing in Your Hotel's Back of the House

Hoteliers who invest in their back of the house equipment both reduce their utility costs and minimize the possibility of revenue disruption from failure of key building systems. This article summarizes proven investment strategies in this area.

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.