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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.

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.

Critical Challenges Faced by Hotel Owners in India

The article discusses the critical challenges faced by hotel owners in India broadly categorised under Funding, Development, Human Capital and Operator Management Contracts, highlighting three priority issues under each.

Property Improvement Plan (PIP) & Capital Expenditure Decisions for Canadian Hoteliers

This article discusses recent trends in the Canadian lodging industry and their impact on capital expenditure and property improvement plan (PIP) requirements. Elements of an effective PIP and different PIP scenarios are also examined

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.

A 7-Step Strategy to Manage Hotel Online Guest Reviews

Online hotel guest reviews significantly influence the booking decisions of future guests. Implementing the 7-step strategy suggested in this article can improve guest satisfaction and may increase future bookings.

HVS Hong Kong presents: The Greater China Update - 1st Quarter 2013

Hong Kong visitor arrivals were driven by mainland Chinese visitors, while greater China faces a headwind.

Big Data: Management Must Interpret and Apply Data to Gain the Competitive Advantage

Data compilation is a key component to any hotel’s success, but management must intelligently evaluate the efficacy of the data and apply it to ongoing decision making in order to be successful in today’s technology-driven management world.

2013 European Hotel Valuation Index

This year's European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) covers 32 hotel markets across Europe. The article provides values per room as well as year-on-year percentage changes. Additionally, the HVI provides a five-year forecast and a volatility index.