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HVS Webinar Recap: Recruitment, retention and effective management become crucial for post-COVID hotel sector

Attendees of the latest webinar from global hotel consultancy HVS, restructuring specialist AlixPartners, lawyers Bird & Bird, and EP Business in Hospitality heard a lively discussion this week on the hotel sector’s ability to recruit and retain staff, with 75% of attendees admitting to running at between 20%-25% fewer staff than pre-pandemic.

Sustainable Hospitality Design: Catching Up

The concept of sustainability has been around for decades, popularized by the First World Climate Conference in 1979, the inception of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, and the publication of Vice President Al Gore’s book about climate change (An Inconvenient Truth) in 2006. While other building types were early to adopt this concept, hospitality seemed slow to embrace green building design. Today, hospitality design is making noticeable changes to catch up.

Autism and the Hospitality Industry: An Interview with Autism Double-Checked

As we observe World Autism Awareness Day, we want to highlight what our industry can do to help support individuals with autism. To better understand the diversity challenges, growing diversity programs, and opportunities to be more inclusive within the hospitality industry, we interviewed the founders of Autism Double-Checked, an organization that provides autism-specific training to hotel staff to create more autism-friendly travel experiences.

Recovery Potential and Investment Opportunities in GCC

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview in Arabic on Al Arabiya News summarizes the current hospitality performance in the region as well as how the recovery path looks like.

The Importance of Diversity at all Levels of the Hospitality Industry

Companies in the hospitality industry are choosing to make diversity and inclusion a priority. By doing so, their organization best represents today’s market and also helps them attract and retain the best talent in the industry. Hiring a chief diversity officer, developing an inclusivity strategy, and connecting with their varied client base can ensure that diversity is being addressed at every level and companies are successfully achieving their goals.

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Performance in 2020

This article provides a summary of the Indian hotels sector's performance in 2020.

Hotel Sales Teams: 2020 is Behind Us but Not the Pandemic. Now What?

In Spring 2020, many hotels were forced to furlough most on-property Sales Managers because so much demand for hotels disappeared with the pandemic, requiring any remaining team members to be responsible for market segments which previously were not their responsibility. These remaining Sales Managers were forced to adapt to many other changes in a short time, including rescheduling/canceling events.

HVS U.S. Franchise Fee Guide

Published each fall, the HVS U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide provides a comparative review of various hotel franchises based on their applicable franchise fees. Selection of an appropriate franchise affiliation affects a property’s ability to compete in its local market, generate profits, and achieve a desirable image and market orientation.

HVS Monday Musings: Being Frugal in 2021 – Is this One of the Lessons We Learned from the Pandemic?

Being frugal in every way possible is a key lesson learned by the hospitality sector during the pandemic. This article discusses some of the changes made at hotels during the pandemic.

Hospitality Tomorrow - Innovation, Leadership and Finding Your Mojo

Interview with Hala Matar Choufany about how to lead, engage and motivate, during Hospitality Tomorrow.
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