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Hotel Valuation Index : United States

The HVI is the authoritative guide to U.S. hotel values, giving hotel stakeholders an educated edge in buying, selling, and holding opportunities. This online tool provides historical and projected values and RevPAR for the United States market.

In Focus: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

This article provides an overview of Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most prominent ski resorts in Italy and host, together with Milan, of the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Besides examining the historical tourism trends and the latest news, the article tries to assess the short- and long-term impact of the Olympic Winter Games on the destination.

Total Spend Can Be Your Friend

Revenue managers should think like options traders. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery taught hotel operators that average daily rates can be extremely volatile. Revenue-management strategies focused on total guest spend can help mitigate the risk involved in achieving RevPAR share through a high ADR. Management companies need to incorporate techniques and practices to evaluate all possible revenue-generating strategies.

Enhance Your Hotel Team’s Autism Awareness

Autism awareness is an effort HVS supports by engaging with Autism Double-Checked, an organization that provides education and training about this disability. We encourage you and your hotel operations team to contact them and learn more.

HVS Monday Musings: The Road to Net-zero in the Indian Hotel Industry

Despite increased efforts, the Indian hotel industry's sustainability initiatives are still limited to hotel operations. Hotels are often criticized for their conspicuous consumption and a concerted effort to reduce consumption and waste across the board is now needed. Read on to know more.

HVS U.S. Lodging Tax Report

This study examines the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes and policy trends in the US and analyzes lodging tax rates and revenues across a broad range of US cities. It includes lodging tax rates/collections on 150 US cities and all 50 US states.

Challenging Trends Currently Facing Hospitality Executive Teams

As the hospitality industry reopens, organizations face challenges that include labor shortages, rampant inflation, and soaring demand. An active mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market and widespread global instability are compounding the issues, forcing executive teams to find innovative ways to survive and thrive.

A Review of Equity Yields and Discount Rates in a Post-COVID Environment

Equity yields and discount rates remain at or below pre-COVID levels; however, rising debt costs will result in changing investor return expectations.

Hotel Performance Analysis – What Is It, and How Could It Improve Your Hotel Operation?

In the post-COVID-19 world, the hospitality industry has had to reevaluate and adjust how it does business. From shifting market segments, to redeploying sales teams, to addressing operational challenges, hoteliers have been forced to evolve as they continue the path to recovery. Our Hotel Performance Analysis can help.

On Track for Recovery in Indianapolis

Following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indianapolis’s hospitality and tourism industries, a recovery is well underway, led by leisure demand generated by the city’s sporting and entertainment events and the return of meeting and group demand.

Strong Rate Growth and New Travelers Discovering New York State’s Resort Markets: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Recovery of the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley Markets

While New York City has been the focus of discussion around the state’s pandemic recovery, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley markets have offered some of the biggest surprises. This article looks at how these three resort markets have fared throughout the pandemic, as well as the factors affecting their recent performance.
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