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Florida Newsletter - First Quarter 2012 Miami Continues to Appeal to Hotel Investors

Year-end 2011 RevPAR in Miami-Dade County surpassed the 2007 level, or what is generally regarded as the peak of the market. The Miami Beach, Downtown/Brickell, and the Airport markets performed strongly and are poised to have another great year.

Central Florida Newsletter - Fall 2011 A Review of Visitation and Hotel Market Trends Hotel News Across Central Florida

The 2nd edition of an ongoing series of quarterly newsletters being published by HVS in Florida, covering key hotel markets in the state. This newsletter reviews long-term trends in visitation and hotel market performance in the Metro Orlando area.

Florida Newsletter - Summer 2011 Spotlight on the Miami-Dade Hotel Marketplace: Miami's Hotel Performance and Values are Set to Heat Up

By examining trends in visitation, occupancy, average rate, and transactions, this article illustrates the resiliency of certain submarkets of the Miami hospitality industry. This is the first of a quarterly update on hospitality markets in Florida.

Is Your Hotel A Mess?

We've assumed management or done operational reviews of many hotels. So we’ve had the opportunity for an intimate look at the workings of all types of hotels. We’ve noticed some commonalities we think are symptomatic—and, therefore, instructive

VOIC Speaks of Optimism and Stability During Economic Crisis

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Vacation Ownership Investment Conference held in Orlando, Florida, from October 6th-9th, presented a rather optimistic outlook of the future of the vacation ownership industry.

Green is the New Gold in Lodging

Environmental awareness offers the greatest opportunity to the industry since the innovation of niche products like focused-service hotels. This article discusses various certification programs, and demonstrates the business case for green lodging.

The Need for More Branded Hotels in Panama City Beach, Florida

Apart from the legions of Spring Breakers for which it is famed, Panama City Beach is receiving a diversity of travelers from other sectors. As the city prepares for record visitation, how can the lodging landscape transform to capture the demand?

Good incentives for green hotels

Eco-friendly construction and operations practices can mean green for hoteliers.

Get Involved in the Legislative Process

Mid-term elections prompted me to reflect back on how my interest in being active in the political process evolved. Some define "active in the political process" as voting in elections while others define it as being a politician or a lobbyist.

Hotel F&B - To Lease or Not to Lease?

The primary role of the F&B department is to enhance the overall profits of a hotel. Many claim hotels with F&B should maximize the department’s profit or lease income. Instead, maybe the departmental profit motive should be secondary.