Insights & Publications

We have written hundreds of articles about all aspects of hospitality including hotel valuations, investing, lending, operations, asset management, sales and marketing, public relations, and so forth. HVS invites you to download and share these articles, with our compliments.
46 results

Dubai Under the Microscope

Recent macroeconomic figures suggest a growth in GDP resulting in further strengthening of the country’s economy. The Dubai hotel market witnessed a significant increase in performance wherein some submarkets recorded double-digit RevPAR growth.

Cairo Sharm El Sheikh Before and After

Cairo Sharm El Sheikh, Before and After examines the episode between 2011 and 2012. The hospitality sector in Egypt endured the backlash and the repercussions of the infamously titled Arab Spring, with the hotel sector being one of the hardest hit.

GCC 2012 A Region in Review

2012 was a year of change, from an economic, political and social perspective. Newly elected and re-elected leaders sought to reform and revive, while international visitation fluctuated as a result of the rehabilitation of certain destinations.

In Focus: Al-Khobar

Evolving visitation trends and positive growth in Al-Khobar's hotel market present strong investment opportunities in underdeveloped asset classes such as budget hotels and quality branded serviced apartments.

In Focus: Seychelles

Continued involvement from the Seychelles Tourism Board and limited supply in the pipeline will enable the Seychelles hotel market to rebound in 2012 from contractions witnessed in preceding years.

In Focus: Jeddah

Ambitious investments in tourism infrastructure and the continued development of the Jeddah leisure and commercial areas will allow the hotel market to perform well throughout the rest of 2012/2013 and in the near future.

In Focus: Doha

With considerable supply expected to saturate the market over the next ten years, government initiatives and a continued involvement in global sporting events and major exhibitions will ensure the sustainability of Doha’s hotel and tourism sector.

In Focus: Muscat

Despite that growth in tourist arrivals and hotel supply has been relatively slow in Muscat when compared to neighbouring cities, HVS remains confident that the hotel market in Muscat has the potential to further grow & attract additional visitation.

2012 Middle East Hotel Survey - The Impact of the Arab Spring

The 2012 Middle East Hotel Survey highlights regional macroeconomics, visitation characteristics, performance indicators and major developments, reinforcing the resilience of the region, poised for recovery and development despite the Arab Spring.

2011 Middle East Hotel Survey - Shifting Sands

The Middle East Hotel Survey 2011 includes 352 hotels and some 93,500 hotel rooms (an increase of 36% on last year) across 52 cities in the Middle East, making it one of the most reliable benchmarking surveys in the region.