Publications & Events

We have written hundreds of articles about all aspects of hospitality including hotel valuations, investing, lending, operations, asset management, sales and marketing, public relations, and so forth. HVS invites you to download and share these articles, with our compliments.
90 results

OTAs – A Hotel's Friend Or Foe

How reliant are hotels on OTAs? This article aims to address that question and discuss the evolution of OTAs and the effects of this growing business model on independent and chain hotels.

Three Key Takeaways | Crittenden National Real Estate Conference

When it comes to raising capital for hotel projects in today’s market, hoteliers have many options to explore, as long as they come armed with solid numbers on hotel performance, revenues, expenses, and projections on value.

Decisions, Decisions... Which Hotel Operating Model is Right for You?

Hotel brands, owners and management companies have created permutations and combinations of operating models that, when used appropriately, will increase profitability, make a project more attractive to lenders and add value to guests.

Four Key Takeaways | MexHIC 2015

On March 19, 2015, HVS Mexico City hosted the fifth annual Mexico Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, a forum for interaction between market participants focused on defining market drivers and visualizing a path for sound industry growth.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Three Key Takeaways | North America Hotel Investment Conference 2014

Hotel stakeholders shared a diversity of insights into U.S. hotel industry trends ranging from innovative brands to today’s tech-savvy travelers. Overall, hotel performance is high, buoying optimism among hoteliers as the industry heads into 2015.

In Focus: Hyatt Brands Performance Update

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, has expanded in scope and performance across its stable of brands over the past year. Which fared the best in terms of occupancy, average rate, and overall growth?

In Focus - Health and Wellness Hotel Trends

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.

HVS Asia-Pacific Hotel Operator Guide 2014

The first overview of key hotel operators in Asia-Pacific. The excerpt provides information on 63 hotel operators with more than 1 million existing or pipeline rooms in 27 countries. The +450-page full version with brand details is available for purchase here.

In Focus: Intercontinental Hotels Group

With brands spanning a wide variety of products, InterContinental Hotels Group lays claim to the world’s largest collection of hotels. RevPAR is on the rise, and the company has several innovations, including a new brand, on the horizon.