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Germany - The Investor's Darling?

This article gives an overview of the latest hotel real estate trends in Germany, the booming hotel investment market and the movement of hotel values in the country.

In Focus: Golf Resort Investment – Doing the Rounds

This article will be of interest to stakeholders in new golf resort developments as well as existing schemes as we focus on transactions across Europe since 2008, which demonstrate a structural change in the ownership market.

The European Serviced Apartment Sector: Growing Up

The article tackles the issue of standardisation in the serviced apartment (SA) sector, takes a close look at SA performance in France, Germany and the UK, and lastly re-examines the general investment environment and appetite for SA.

In Focus: Casablanca - Hotel Performance in the Economic Capital of Morocco

The economic, industrial and financial hub of Morocco, namely Casablanca, is a sprawling metropolis that deserves more attention than many travellers devote to it. This article compares the midscale/budget hotel market to the upscale/luxury segment.

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.