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Move Fast and Break Things: How Silicon Valley Thinking Can Shake Up Traditional Hotel Management Practices

Constant questioning and challenging of hotel amenities, services, programs and management practices is critical to discover new ways of elevating the guest experience. Asset managers should encourage management to take risks to innovate.

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.

Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook January, 2012

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Tiered Pricing And Yield – Key Drivers Of Extended Stay Success

Extended-stay hotels began evolving in the 1970s to serve business travelers, vacationers and families seeking a home-like atmosphere. They differ from traditional hotels in terms of room types, amenities and particularly, pricing.

Three Steps of Effective Asset Management: Assessment, Implementation and Measurement

To add value, asset managers must provide asset oversight that translates into quantifiable value to a hotel owner. This article presents three basic steps that asset managers should follow in order to provide effective asset management.

Monitoring Hotel Loan Performance to Mitigate Risk

Lenders who originated loans in 2006 and 2007 in the peak of the economic cycle should now be closely monitoring the performance of these loans to develop strategies to mitigate risk and exposure as economic conditions are now vastly different.

A Key Component to Asset Management - The Sales & Marketing Assessment

As part of the overall asset management strategy for a hotel asset, owners should certainly ask, “How can our sales and marketing efforts be more focused? Made more efficient and effective?”

Managing through a Recession Without Destroying a Hotel's Long-Term Value

While it is important to take actions during a recession to respond to economic conditions, it is also important to know when not to do something that causes short- and long-term harm to an asset.

Managing a Hotel Renovation to Minimize Guest Inconvenience and Loss of Revenue

A summary on the actions that are essential in order to initiate a "painless as possible" renovation of a hotel while concurrently minimizing the financial impact on the hotel's bottom line.

How to Develop & Execute a Public-Sector Process to Select a Private-Sector Hotel Development Partne

Most successful public/private-sector hotel development projects are the end result of an evaluation and selection process. This article details the steps and criteria used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various proposals.