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The New Dawn in the Land of the Midnight Sun - Are the Nordic Countries at a Crossroads Between Management Agreements and Leases?

Hotel investment in the Nordics is dominated by a handful of regional investors and companies. Few brands have a major presence in the area, as the main barrier to entry is the preference for operational leases rather than management agreements.

2011 Middle East Hotel Survey - Shifting Sands

The Middle East Hotel Survey 2011 includes 352 hotels and some 93,500 hotel rooms (an increase of 36% on last year) across 52 cities in the Middle East, making it one of the most reliable benchmarking surveys in the region.

U.S. Hotel Brands in the Caribbean: Over-Supplied or Under-Represented?

The Caribbean region offers a diversified portfolio of hotels. As tourism in the region continues to grow, the development of hotels should continue to evolve to accommodate the changes in the nature and pattern of demand.

2010 Franchise Fee Guide - Europe

The Hotel Franchise Fee Guide - Europe aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model. Franchising in Europe is still much less developed than it is in the USA, but it is gaining ground.

Understanding Franchise Fees

Steve Rushmore's October 2009 article for Lodging Hospitality

Leading Hotel Brands in a Lagging Economy

While occupancy levels and revenues within the hotel industry have continued to sink through the first half of 2009, several hotel brands have been able to keep their heads above water.

Starwood’s Reinvention: Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ investments in their Sheraton and Four Points brands look to stabilize these hotels during the recession and pay dividends once demand rebounds.

Spiritual Lodging - the Sharia-Compliant Hotel Concept

This article attempts to clearly define the requirements a hotel must meet to be Sharia-compliant, and the differences between this concept and that of ‘dry’ hotels.
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