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Repositioning a Destination

What is needed to reposition an entire destination? All around the world destinations reach a mature life cycle and are forced to re-invent themselves due to increased global competition. This case study on Montenegro can provide an insight.

Hotel Contracts To Lease or Not to Lease?

In this article, we set out the pros and cons of leases and hotel management agreements, give an example of how they impact on hotel value and discuss the best option for different investors.

Lessons from the 2011 U.S. Hotel Appraisals Hospitality Conference

Hotel loans, transactions, and performance were on every hotelier’s mind at this year’s conference in Atlanta. Hospitality experts from all walks of life were on hand with answers and advice on how to move ahead.

Russia, the CIS and Georgia Hotel Valuation Index 2011

HVS provides a guide though the peaks and troughs of the various hotel markets in Russia, the CIS and Georgia, giving lenders, investors and owners a clearer view of the region from a valuation perspective.

ИНДЕКС ОЦЕНОЧНОЙ СТОИМОСТИ 2011 - РОССИЯ, СНГ И ГРУЗИЯ

В этом выпуске отчета HVS освещает подъемы и падения рынков России, СНГ и Грузии, а также помогает кредиторам, инвесторам и владельцам расширить представление о данном регионе с точки зрения оценки.

Hotel Management Contracts in Russia and the CIS

Due to increased hotel development in Russia and the CIS, it is important for owners to better understand different types of relations with the hotel operators. In this article we address some of the main terms of a typical management contract.

Гостиничные Договоры на Управление в России и СНГ

С развитием гостиничного бизнеса в России и СНГ собственникам и инвесторам важно понимать различные способы сотрудничества с гостиничными операторами. В данной статье мы обсудим основные аспекты договора на управление отелем.

Hotel Management Fees Miss the Mark

Prevalent incentive management fee structures partly align the interests of hotel managers with those of owners. They also arbitrarily reward managers primarily on market performance, rather than management effectiveness. A new approach is discussed.

Boutique Segment – The Challenge of Standing Out from the Crowd

As the boutique hotel sector continues to grow, operators must work harder to create a point of difference for their properties as well as to maintain a sense of exclusivity and aspiration, as we investigate this further in the following article.

Chinese Investors and U.S. Hotels: A Rising Tide of Opportunity

Interest among Chinese investors in U.S. hotels has grown substantially over the past two years for reasons economic, social, and political in nature. How is this trend coinciding with the U.S. lodging industry’s recovery from the downturn?
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