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Evolution of Hotel Management Agreements and Rise of Alternative Agreements

Hotels are complicated investments and evaluating the most suitable hotel operating model for a hotel investment is crucial to ensure that the owner’s return is optimized. This publication summarizes the evolution of a number key terms in the hotel management agreements and our outlook on how these key terms may evolve in the future, provides an overview of franchise agreements and highlights alternative agreements that are being considered by sophisticated owners in the Middle East region.

Property Taxes Post COVID-19

Following waves of asset of appreciation, the pendulum has swung, and many hotels will be facing significant value declines in the current economic climate. As owners look for every way to reduce operating expenses, they should remain vigilant to pending fluctuations in real property assessment levels and proactive on appealing their assessments, if warranted.

Las Vegas COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Nevada began its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown on May 9, 2020, after Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants and retail establishments, to reopen with limitations. Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with restrictions. This article provides an update of the status of the Las Vegas market since Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen.

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

Over the past few decades, environmental and social factors, such as modernized living, have been driving the growth of wellness. While hotels are finding different ways to engage in this trend by incorporating wellness-related elements into the guest’s journey, destination spas are taking wellness to the next level with their unique offerings. This article takes a deep dive into wellness-hospitality development and discusses its distinguishing characteristics and key success factors.

Preparing for Increasing Wellness Demand Amid Layers of Global Turmoil

This article highlights preparing for increasing hospitality wellness demand. As global news and media cycles spin with updates related to COVID-19, strategies for reopening and widespread cries for social justice reform. This article examines cycles of grief, critical investment strategies, and wellness propositions associated with immediate and long-term demand.

HVS Market Pulse: Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is located in north central Laos on a peninsula bounded by the Mekong River to the north and the Khan River to the east. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1995, Luang Prabang attracts tourists from international and regional markets through a combination of preserved cultural experiences and natural beauty within the province. The following article gives a brief overview of Luang Prabang, its tourism industry and recent dynamics of the local lodging market.

Major Las Vegas Development Projects Status Update

During the three years preceding the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas had entered a cycle of new development after the prolonged recovery from the 2008 Great Recession. The ongoing construction of major demand generators throughout the closure period is important to the eventual recovery of the Las Vegas market. This article summarizes the available information regarding the status of major tourism-related projects in the Las Vegas market.

HVS COVID-19 Sentiment Survey: The Impact on the Bangkok Hotel Industry

The survey discusses COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on the Bangkok hotel market on a property level, the survey focuses on hoteliers’ point of view on contingency measures, business strategies, signs of recovery, and comparison between pre and post COVID-19.

Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Sentiment Survey Response (COVID-19)

The purpose of the questionnaire is to gather responses on the impact of COVID-19 including the measures taken during COVID-19 and in preparation for post COVID-19 in the hospitality industry across Asia Pacific.

Is the German Hotel Market Poised to Be One of the Fastest in Europe to Recover from COVID-19?

COVID-19 has held the world hostage. Life and work as we know it came to a standstill in the first quarter of 2020. The hospitality industry is amongst the hardest hit. This article looks beyond the current status quo as to the reasons why we consider that the German hotel market is in pole position in the race for recovery in Europe.
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