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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!

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.

Move Fast and Break Things: How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices

Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services, programs and management practices is critical to discover new ways of elevating the guest experience. Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate.

The Greater China Update 4Q11

Discussed in this update: • Tourism trends for Hong Kong, Macau, PR China and Taiwan • Individual Hotel Market Performances Article: Basel III – The Long Road of Deleveraging

Russia, the CIS and Georgia Hotel Valuation Index 2011

HVS provides a guide though the peaks and troughs of the various hotel markets in Russia, the CIS and Georgia, giving lenders, investors and owners a clearer view of the region from a valuation perspective.

ИНДЕКС ОЦЕНОЧНОЙ СТОИМОСТИ 2011 - РОССИЯ, СНГ И ГРУЗИЯ

В этом выпуске отчета HVS освещает подъемы и падения рынков России, СНГ и Грузии, а также помогает кредиторам, инвесторам и владельцам расширить представление о данном регионе с точки зрения оценки.

Disaster Management Plan for the Hospitality Industry

In the aftermath of the carnage in Mumbai, there are critical lessons to be learned. This article advocates for a disaster management plan to be consciously integrated into the Indian Hospitality industry.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Hotels should go above and beyond their competitors to sell peace of mind. In return for taking better care, hotels should benefit from better internal control procedures, measurable payback and considerable goodwill.