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HVS United States Hotel Valuation Index In-Depth Insights 2007

HVS' annual Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) tracks hotel values in 66 major markets and the United States as a whole.

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.

Golf and Country Clubs: Setting Higher Goals for Profitability in Food & Beverage

There are many opportunities for golf club and country club managers to operate their food and beverage facilities more efficiently while providing better products & services, conserving resources, keeping customers happy and delivering more to the bottom line.

The Power Of The Per-diem Rate

Several markets in the United States rely heavily on government demand. Changes in the way allowances for government travelers are established can turn markets, for better or worse.

Do You Have An Ethics Policy? Now More Than Ever, “Good Ethics is Good Business”

In my 30-plus years in this industry, I’ve occasionally seen the issue of unethical behavior rear its ugly head. In the management-company world, the unethical behavior I’ve most frequently seen is like a form of bait and switch.

Palm Springs Market Overview

Prior to the events of September 11th, the market was performing at levels on par with 2000; however, since September 11th the market occupancy declined somewhat.

In Demand: Stephen Rushmore

During the late 1970s and early '80s, financial institutions were very busy financing, then refinancing, hotels across the United States. At the same time, a young Stephen Rushmore was busy trying to build a reputation for providing hotel valuation

Meeting the Challenges of a Slowing Economy

Any uncertainty we may have had about the economy heading into a recession vanished on September 11th.
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