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Transformational Spa and Wellness Value Propositions

Lifestyles are evolving led by a multitude of new social, political and professional changes. This has created a substantial and prevalent focus on being happy, and living with passion, energy and a sense of personal well-being.

The Growing Use of Technology and Robotics in Food Service

The food service industry continues to have growing concerns over rising labor costs and food safety. Robotics technology in the food service industry has never been more relevant to address both issues.

HVS Market Pulse: Downtown Chicago, IL

Chicago continues to attract hotel development to the downtown market, thanks to its proximity to global transportation and well-educated workforce. The installation of Chicago’s 60th crane in 2017 suggests that development is still robust.

Manhattan Lodging Report Q4-2017

The following report examines the effects of past recessions on hotel performance in Manhattan, as well as the dynamics of hotel supply and demand and forecasts for the health of the local lodging industry in the near term.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q4

The stars could not have been better aligned for the hotel industry in the year of Canada's 150th anniversary.

Market Pulse: Palm Springs & Desert Cities

With demand levels on the rise and several redevelopment and revitalization projects occurring in the area, the Coachella Valley is experiencing a renaissance.

Supply-Induced Hotel Demand in Portland, Maine: A Case Study

In this article, the author considers the phenomenon of supply-induced demand in the hotel industry, using the recent experience of Portland, Maine, as the case example.

Market Pulse: San Diego, CA

The second-largest city in California and the eighth-largest city in the United States, has 70 miles of glorious coastline and a year-round average daily forecast of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with annual occupancy levels reaching the high 70s.

Market Pulse: Downtown Los Angeles

A population boom and new development money in Downtown Los Angeles have led to a substantial increase in the hotel supply pipeline, with some new, large-scale, mixed-use projects contributing to the already dynamic renaissance of DTLA.

Reorganizing Spa Operations to Leverage Automation and Technology

Technology and automation are making exponential headway touching nearly all sectors of hospitality, including spa and wellness.