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One Year Later: The Rebound of the Caribbean following the 2017 Hurricane Season

It's been a year since the most dynamic, active, and destructive hurricane period hit the Caribbean in decades. Despite the devastating effects, the resiliency of the Caribbean hotel market has been demonstrated particularly well over the last year.

Cape Town Calling: Undoing the impact of ‘Day Zero’ on Tourism

With dam levels rising in Cape Town and the city becoming water-wise the threat of ‘Day Zero’ has been pushed out to 2020 or potentially ‘never’. The city now needs to market its comeback and set benchmarks for sustainable tourism destinations.

Sustainable Extravagance: Water-Wise Hospitality

The article elucidates the various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in South Africa's Western Cape, in response to the ongoing drought, in order to mitigate the challenges water scarcity brings to a water intensive enterprise.

HVS Key Takeaways: CHICOS 2017

Attendees came together this November to attend HVS’s 7th annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS), hosted at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Key Takeaways: Lodging Conference

These are the key takeaways from the 2017 Lodging Conference.

Project Management Considerations for Building Equipment Upgrades

If you own or operate a hotel for any significant length of time, you will likely have to replace some of your building's core MEP and HVAC equipment. This article outlines project management strategies for successful building equipment projects.

Market Update: Maldives | Sustaining for the Future - Tourism, Environment and Investment

This article showcases the potential of the Maldives and evaluates its current performance under the given changes in its tourism market, while highlighting key considerations for investors regarding hotel development and investment in the region.

China Hotel Investment Watch 2016 | Excerpts

The annual China Hotel Investment Watch, now in its seventh edition, serves as an important indicator of the investment climate in the Chinese hotel market for stakeholders in their effort to evolve the Chinese hotel industry to the next level!

Rodas – An ECOTEL Hotel: Inspiring Sustainability

Rodas, an ECOTEL Hotel, in Mumbai makes sustainability integral to the company’s business strategy. The article focuses on the strategies used by the Hotel towards conservation of resources and reduction in landfill waste with concomitant savings.

Reducing Utility Costs in Your Food & Beverage Department

HVS conducts numerous walkthroughs of hotel F&B operations each year. In almost every full service property, we find opportunities to significantly decrease utility costs through a combination of operating enhancements and capital projects.