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Hostel Market In America: Potential For Growth

Over the past decade, Europe’s hostel market has shifted from budget-oriented, owner-operated assets to a more corporate model that promotes hostels’ social attributes. Can the success of the European model be replicated in certain U.S. markets?

In Focus: Asheville, NC

Asheville’s hotel industry thrives on tourism, though other demand segments have been making headway. A rise in occupancy and average rate over the past several years is expected to continue, driving hotel development in the city’s downtown.

In Focus: St. Louis, MO

Hotel values in St. Louis are rising, and RevPAR reached a new high in 2015. A rise in convention bookings, along with expansion efforts aimed at drawing more leisure demand, provide for an optimistic outlook for the city’s hotel industry.

Seven Steps to Food Cost Control

Former FSU hotel school Professor Dukas' Seven Steps to Food Cost Control from his book, "How to Operate a Restaurant" provides a concise list of things to think about to effectively manage food cost.

Key Takeaways | 4th Annual HVS Hotel Market Connections

The North American hotel industry is still firing on all cylinders, with year-to-date occupancies at an all-time high. While some markets face challenges from new supply, prospects appear healthy in the near term.

Fee-for-Service Arrangements Provide Opportunities for New Entrants into the Shared Ownership Industry

HVS consultants in Florida advise new entrants to consider the timeshare arena, thanks to new capital light and fee-for-service structures which, eliminate barriers to entry.

In Focus: The Hotel Industry of the Florida Panhandle

With hotel performance improving, supply in check, and tourism and commercial demand on the rise, hoteliers should pay close attention to possibilities in the Florida Panhandle.

Central Florida Newsletter - Spring 2013 A Revitalized Downtown Orlando is Taking Shape

HVS Miami spotlights hotel development activity in Downtown Orlando, reviews historical hotel operating performance and hotel transaction activity within the Metro Orlando area, and announces the opening of its new satellite office in Orlando.

Florida Newsletter - Fall 2012

It is no secret that Miami is at the top of nearly every investor’s targeted acquisition list. This article provides insights for alternatives to Miami, including Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and the Florida Keys.

Central Florida Newsletter - Summer 2012 Key Hotel Markets Are Gaining Recovery Momentum

In this newsletter, we examine the historical operating performance and provide an overview of hotel transactions that have occurred across the Central Florida region over the last five years, and present a brand overview of B Hotels & Resorts.