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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.

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.

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.