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2017 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In the 6th annual Lodging Tax Report, HVS explores the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/conditions in all 50 US states and 150 US cities.

Key Takeaways: AHLA & AAHOA’s – Legislative Action Summit 2017

AHLA and AAHOA held the annual Legislative Action Summit in May in Washington, DC. to bring hundreds of people together to call on members of Congress regarding issues important to the industry. The various issues are described in this article.

Modular Construction: An Evolution in the Development of Modern Hotels

Though historically associated with residential and low-rise commercial buildings, modular construction has gone more upscale in recent years. What are the benefits, and what should hotel developers consider before going modular?

Key Considerations for Historic Building Conversions

In response to rising demand for unique designs, developers are turning to adaptive reuse as a means of creating one-of-a-kind hotels. Historic building conversions come with their own sets of challenges, balanced by potential rewards.

Container Hotel and Prefab Bungalow: Modular Building Construction in China

With a fast changing economic environment and society coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ in China, the modular building system might become one possible remedy to bring momentum to hotel development in China, particularly in remote areas.

集装箱酒店和活动别墅小屋: 中国模块化建筑的建造

在当前日新月异的经济环境中,随着中国社会逐渐适应经济“新常态”,模块化建筑系统或许将成为推动中国(特别是偏远地区)酒店开发的一种可行解决方案。

2016 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide

HVS Design and Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A) are proud to announce the completion of the 2016 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations in the USA.

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.

Meluha – An ECOTEL Hotel: Translating Sustainability

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

Take Advantage of Free Cash! A User's Guide to Energy Incentives

Financial incentives can significantly improve the economics of a wide range of Return on Investment (ROI) projects. This article provides practical guidance on how to identify and secure incentives for energy efficiency investments.