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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.

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.

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.

Hotel Franchising in Europe 2014

This article aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this article apply solely to hotels operating in Europe.

Upscale Hotel Market - Rome, Italy

In this article, we present tourism visitation trends, the most recent performance of upscale hotels and a performance forecast to 2017.

It's 'Ghana' Be Great In Accra - A Snapshot of a Growing Market

Accra is the bustling capital of Ghana on Africa’s Atlantic coast. This article provides an overview of the buoyant hotel market in Accra and explores the underlying dynamics that impact hotel development and growth in the city.

2013 European Hotel Valuation Index

This year's European Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) covers 32 hotel markets across Europe. The article provides values per room as well as year-on-year percentage changes. Additionally, the HVI provides a five-year forecast and a volatility index.