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In Focus: South African Hotel Market Update

This article highlights the macro factors impacting the South African hotel market and also provides a 2016 outlook.

Seven Steps to Food Cost Control

Former FSU hotel school Professor Dukas' Seven Steps to Food Cost Control from his book, "How to Operate a Restaurant" provides a concise list of things to think about to effectively manage food cost.

FHRAI Indian Hotel Industry Survey 2014-2015

The survey, representing 1,358 hotels in various cities across different star categories in India, presents key statistics for the industry. It provides information about financial performance, marketing media usage patterns, guest segmentation, etc.

Take Advantage of Free Cash! A User's Guide to Energy Incentives

Financial incentives can significantly improve the economics of a wide range of Return on Investment (ROI) projects. This article provides practical guidance on how to identify and secure incentives for energy efficiency investments.

Four Key Takeaways | 2015 North America Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference (NATHIC)

Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. enterprises has doubled over the past 15 years, a sign of investor confidence in American real estate, including hotels. The NATHIC event also spoke to what moves will set hoteliers ahead in the current market.

Mercury Rising on the Spanish Hotel Market - Hotel and Tourism Highlights

This article considers some of the key trends we have seen in both urban and resort markets in Spain over the last few months. We focus more specifically on Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Marbella, Ibiza and Tenerife as prime examples.

HVS Asia Hotel Operator Guide 2015 - Summary

The report provides owners and investors a unique reference about the presence and scale of 53 international operators with 182 brands, across 791 markets and 5,400 properties in Asia. To purchase the full version with operator profiles, click here.

Room Service or is it Food Delivery?

Room service should be more than just food delivery. This article has reminders for full service hotels and ideas for limited service hotels.

HVS Perspectives on the All-Inclusive Product

Today's rising popularity of all-inclusive resorts is directly correlated to the value proposition for the guest. The resorts that offer customized products and services with personalized experiences are beneficial to both the owner and the customer.

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!