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Hotel Valuation Index : Africa

The HVI is the authoritative guide to U.S. hotel values, giving hotel stakeholders an educated edge in buying, selling, and holding opportunities. This online tool provides historical and projected values and RevPAR for the Africa market.

Kenya

Nairobi's significance as a transport hub and financial centre for the greater East African community and the various tourist attractions are expected to continue to support growth over the short and medium term.

Cape Town

Since the resignation of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has a better outlook. Thanks to the improving economic situation and the ease of security concerns, tourism is likely to enjoy continued high demand in the next few years.

Africa: The Land of Opportunity

A review of the highlights and hotel openings 2017 in Africa and a preview of what Africa has in store in 2018.

Sustainable Extravagance: Water-Wise Hospitality

The article elucidates the various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in South Africa's Western Cape, in response to the ongoing drought, in order to mitigate the challenges water scarcity brings to a water intensive enterprise.

Paid Publication HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts (Full Guide and Survey Report)

The HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts presents the results of an extensive review of hotel management agreements conducted across the Americas (USA, Canada and South America), Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and the Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, in addition to offering an in-depth understanding of the key terms and clauses of such agreements. The global survey sample set comprises 475 hotel management contracts representing close to 120,000 rooms and 55 first-tier (branded) hotel management companies, in addition to several second-tier (third-party) management companies and few independent operators.

All primary geographic regions depicted in this survey – Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific – have over 100 hotel management contracts, which we believe is a credible threshold to effectively represent the nature of operating terms and conditions prevalent in these areas. Moreover, each regional sub-section is accompanied with a foreword by an HVS expert practicing in the area, and the sub-set results are supported by expert discussions and insights, where applicable, to provide the reader with useful and relevant information.

 

VIEW EXCERPTS | HVS GUIDE TO HOTEL MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

  • The full guide and survey report comprising around 100 pages can be purchased for US$3,000.
  • Any regional report (Purchase Here) comprising the global section (with definitions and a detailed explanation of the terms and provisions of a management contract) and any one regional sub-section – Americas, EMEA, or Asia Pacific – can be purchased for US$2,000.

All reports are available in PDF (soft copy) only. A personalized copy of the report will be sent.

For more information, please contact Kasia Russell at krussell@hvs.com.

Paid Publication HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts (Regional Report)

The HVS Guide to Hotel Management Contracts presents the results of an extensive review of hotel management agreements conducted across the Americas (USA, Canada and South America), Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and the Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, in addition to offering an in-depth understanding of the key terms and clauses of such agreements. The global survey sample set comprises 475 hotel management contracts representing close to 120,000 rooms and 55 first-tier (branded) hotel management companies, in addition to several second-tier (third-party) management companies and few independent operators.

All primary geographic regions depicted in this survey – Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific – have over 100 hotel management contracts, which we believe is a credible threshold to effectively represent the nature of operating terms and conditions prevalent in these areas. Moreover, each regional sub-section is accompanied with a foreword by an HVS expert practicing in the area, and the sub-set results are supported by expert discussions and insights, where applicable, to provide the reader with useful and relevant information.

 

VIEW EXCERPTS | HVS GUIDE TO HOTEL MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

  • The full guide and survey report  (Purchase Here) comprising around 100 pages can be purchased for US$3,000.
  • Any regional report comprising the global section (with definitions and a detailed explanation of the terms and provisions of a management contract) and any one regional sub-section – Americas, EMEA, or Asia Pacific – can be purchased for US$2,000.

 

All reports are available in PDF (soft copy) only. A personalized copy of the report will be sent.

For more information, please contact Kasia Russell at krussell@hvs.com.

Learnings from and for Africa’s Game-Lodge Industry

As tourist and investor interest grows in the game-lodge industry and wildlife destinations around the world, the article brings to light some peculiarities and challenges of the lodging industry and lists some lessons/best practices for developers.

2017 Middle East Hotel Survey – Chaos, Consolidation & Opportunity

The region continues to face distraught; dwindling economic conditions, changing demographics and source markets, and a saturation of luxury hotels pose an opportunity for developers to build mid-market.

International Sporting Events – Takeaways for Hotel Investors

Durban, South Africa will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Due to the 2010 World Cup, hotels were oversupplied and many suffered low occupancies due to the financial crisis of 2008/09. What has the Durban hotel industry learnt from this?

In Focus: African Hotel Market Update

2016 was a positive year for the African hotel market, tempered by external factors. What should investors expect in 2017? This article discusses the highlights from 2016 and looks ahead to what can be expected in 2017.