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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.

2015 African Hotel Valuation Index

The second edition of our African Hotel Valuation Index. With the availability of more data, this year's publication has grown and now includes 18 markets.

Marrakech – 1001 Hotels

Marrakech has established itself as a popular tourism destination over the past decade and has shown phenomenal growth in visitation. This article discusses recent tourism trends and hotel performance and provides an overview of the hotel pipeline.

Six Proven Strategies for Investing in Your Hotel's Back of the House

Hoteliers who invest in their back of the house equipment both reduce their utility costs and minimize the possibility of revenue disruption from failure of key building systems. This article summarizes proven investment strategies in this area.

Proliferation of Serviced Apartments, Nairobi, Kenya

This article provides an overview of the serviced apartment segment of lodging in Nairobi, which HVS has been actively examining since 2011.