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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.

Knowing Makes No Difference to Sleeping Giants

The hotel industry is in the midst of a dramatic change. However, knowing there is a need for change is not enough. Real change or transformation is the most daunting task facing organizations and individuals in today’s fast paced & innovative world.

2016 African Hotel Valuation Index

The African Hotel Valuation Index releases hotel values and market trends for 21 cities in 16 different countries of Africa.

Digital Gold

As hoteliers, we have massive amount of information about our guests. If only, we had the foresight to mine this data and use it smartly for revenue generation, we would be the Amazon of the hospitality industry.

Reducing Utility Costs in Your Food & Beverage Department

HVS conducts numerous walkthroughs of hotel F&B operations each year. In almost every full service property, we find opportunities to significantly decrease utility costs through a combination of operating enhancements and capital projects.

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.

In Focus: African Hotel Market Update

A look at current trends in the African hotel market and what is in store for the rest of 2016.