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Barcelona's Stress Test – Will the hotel market ride it out?

This article presents recent supply & demand trends for Barcelona, before discussing some of the sociopolitical events that have impacted the market over recent months, as well as their effect on hotel performance and the outlook for the coming year.

2018 European Hotel Valuation Index

2017 was a spectacular year. The headwinds from geopolitical uncertainty and instability proved surmountable, and hotel values across Europe grew by 3.9%. Read the article in full for an in-depth look at average hotel values across Europe.

Hotel Management Contracts in Europe

This article reviews the main terms of hotel management contracts in Europe. The terms provided are broad indications only, and can vary significantly depending on element such as asset class, location, brand, operator and type of investor.

2017 European Hotel Valuation Index

2016 was a year of political surprises and uncertainty! Some cities performed well and others less so, resulting in almost no change in the European average. Read the article in full for an in-depth look at average hotel values across Europe.

"A Dual to the Death or a Dual in the Crown"

Pioneered by AccorHotels 30 years ago, the concept of dual-brand hotels is now growing steadily across both Europe and the US as operators look to gain additional market share by appealing to a broader cross section of customers.

2016 European Hotel Valuation Index

2015 witnessed falling oil prices; terrorist attacks at the heart of Europe; the migrant crisis... but against this rather gloomy background, the hotel world saw record hotel transactions, record performance data, and a generally upbeat mood.

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.

OTAs – A Hotel's Friend Or Foe

How reliant are hotels on OTAs? This article aims to address that question and discuss the evolution of OTAs and the effects of this growing business model on independent and chain hotels.

Decisions, Decisions... Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?

Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests.