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Global Hospitality Report (August 4, 2014)

In Focus: Health and Wellness Hotel Trends 
By McKenna Luke

The health and wellness travel segment is growing immensely, creating a market for hotels that cater to the health-conscious guest. The EVEN and Element hotel brands are pushing the envelope, with wellness built into their very design.

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In Focus: The Hotel Industry of the Florida Panhandle 
By Kristin Rinaudo and John Lancet

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.

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In Focus: Buffalo, New York 
By Preston Puleo and Patrick Bursey

Buffalo, New York’s “Second City” behind the Big Apple, has a diversity of industries at work to keep the area’s economy and hotel demand flowing. What parts of the region are undergoing the most change?

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50 Target Markets for Value Place Hotels 
By Todd Isenstadt and Hans Detlefsen

This article identifies fifty of the top markets for development of a Value Place. It includes a regional breakdown of top markets for new development in addition to feasibility mathematics based on average development costs and performance metrics.

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The Economic Life of Economy Hotels 
By Todd Isenstadt and Hans Detlefsen

This article evaluates the economic life of economy hotels given normal wear-and-tear. The life of these hotels is plotted on a frequency distribution, and an average economic life is found.

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In Focus: Houston, Texas 
By Luigi Major and Yimei Tang

A booming economy, along with record growth in population and jobs, is bringing about the best lodging market performance in Houston’s history. Can hoteliers count on this growth to last?

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Decoding the Myths of Management Contracts at THINC Indonesia 2014  

Management Contracts will be one of the overarching topics of discussion at this year’s HVS conference in Bali. The Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia 2014 will see an expert panel debate and discuss the nitty-gritty of hotel management contracts in a session titled ‘The Devil is in the Details’. The group discussion to be moderated by Tony Ryan, Principal, Ryan Lawyers and an industry specialist in hotel management and franchising agreements, will feature Patrick Finn, VP Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Rajit Sukumaran, VP Acquisitions and Development, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Rustom Vickers, Director Development, Dusit International, among others. HVS will also release its much-awaited research report on Hotel Management Contracts at the conference. Marking the release, Manav Thadani, Chairman – Asia Pacific, HVS, will share the key findings of the survey, drawing comparisons between USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific in his keynote address.

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