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Board Leadership Forum

Hala offers insights into how boards drive company profitability, their crucial role in defining vision and strategy, and perspectives on growth and profitability in the MEA region.

Takeaways from the 2024 Boutique Hotel Investment Conference by BLLA: Reviving the Spirit of Boutique Hotels

FIAF Florence Gould Hall Theater was bustling in early June with another successful Boutique Hotel Investment Conference. Kudos to the BLLA team for executing a great event! This article presents some key takeaways from HVS attendees Patricia Shih (HVS Consulting & Valuation) and Marcus Lee (HVS Asset Management & Advisory).

Brand Dilemma: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Launching New Brands – An Unbiased Perspective

Hala Matar Choufany contributes her insights on the “Brand Dilemma: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Launching New Brands – An Unbiased Perspective".

Unique Factors Shaping the Buffalo Lodging Market

The Buffalo lodging market is affected by several unique factors given its location along the Canadian border. In this article, we explore the correlation between Buffalo occupancy and border crossings to the market from Canada, as well as the impact of the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar to the Canadian dollar.

Alternative Financing to Help Close Hotel Deals

Obtaining leverage through debt financing is key to achieving the desired equity return on a hotel acquisition. The reduced availability and prevailing high cost of traditional loans are forcing buyers to be creative and consider alternative strategies to seize an acquisition opportunity. This article presents a few of these alternatives.

The FHS Podcast: The Transformative Growth of Tourism in Saudi Arabia

The two leading women executives in hospitality discuss the critical Saudi traveller, the phenomenal growth of tourism in the region supported by data and how as the tourism industry booms in the region, it opens up a host of opportunities to set new benchmarks by challenging the status quo and bringing more women to the front.

Namibia - Where Sand Dunes Embrace the Atlantic

This article underscores Namibia's potential as a premier tourism destination, driven by its natural beauty, strategic initiatives, and increasing tourism contributions to the economy.

May 2024 Hotel Industry Outlook: Bright Spots and Challenges

Mixed messages abound these days, comprising some bright spots, some not so bright spots, and some challenges. With no coherent theme, the greatest challenge may be developing a forecast for the industry as a whole. But we are undaunted and herewith present our current expectations for the U.S. lodging industry.

A Closer Look at Hotel Interest Rates: Past and Future

In recent months, it has become clear that interest rates may stay higher for longer. In this article, we have compiled and analyzed historical hotel interest rate data, as well as indications from the Fed on the anticipated direction of interest rates, to provide some context for hotel financing trends.

HVS ANAROCK Hotels & Hospitality Overview, May 2024

This is a monthly industry update that highlights the key trends in the Indian hospitality industry.
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