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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.

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.

Competing For Deals – How to Get Your Offer Accepted

While the transaction market is heating up, compared to other cycles, there still remains a shortage of hotel properties coming to market. Here are a few things a buyer can do to make their offer more attractive.

Are Your Sustainability Initiatives Missing a Critical Component? A Perspective on Risk

This article provides a perspective on key areas of risk relating to investment into utility efficiency projects and sustainability initiatives, and how owners / operators can minimize exposure during all phases of investment into their properties.

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.