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2016/17 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide

The HVS U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide provides a comparative review of various hotel franchises based on their applicable franchise fees.

Top 6 Hotel Success Factors

In this article, Luigi shares what he believes to be some of the most important factors that must be considered in the acquisition or development of a hotel, which ultimately lead to a property’s financeability, profitability, and long-term success.

HVS Market Pulse: Boise, Idaho

Following a period of little to no new hotel supply in Boise, economic growth has brought an influx of proposed hotels along with expansions at the convention center and other major economic drivers.

Key Drivers for Hotel and Resort Spa Profitability

The global spa movement, which includes wellness tourism, amounts to upwards of $3 trillion dollars per year. What physical and strategic elements are key to driving bottom-line performance at traditional and wellness-focused spas?

HVS Market Pulse: Richmond, VA

Richmond was recently rated among the world’s top tourism destinations, and leisure demand remains a pillar of the city’s hotel industry. Corporations, government institutions, and conventions are also driving occupancies and interest in new supply.

Key Takeaways: AHLA & AAHOA’s – Legislative Action Summit 2017

AHLA and AAHOA held the annual Legislative Action Summit in May in Washington, DC. to bring hundreds of people together to call on members of Congress regarding issues important to the industry. The various issues are described in this article.

Modular Construction: An Evolution in the Development of Modern Hotels

Though historically associated with residential and low-rise commercial buildings, modular construction has gone more upscale in recent years. What are the benefits, and what should hotel developers consider before going modular?

Purchase Price Allocations for Hospitality Assets

This article provides a brief overview of purchase price allocations of hospitality assets performed under Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805.

HVS Market Pulse: Reno, NV

After recovering from an influx of new supply followed by the recession, hotel developers are looking again at Reno. New start-ups and business expansions have also stoked interest in non-gaming hotels in this historically casino-centered market.

Market Pulse: Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN

Three distinct but adjacent markets in Minnesota account for well over half of all hotel business in the state. Driven by strong performance and growth in demand, hotel supply in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington is on the rise.