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The Perils Of Incomplete Specifications

Purchasing agents are the last checkpoint through which information passes prior to production of FF&E. As such they have an obligation to ensure that both clients’ and designers’ expectations will be met by the vendors.

An Investment Driven Breakeven Analysis for Hotels

ID.RevPAR & ID.GOPPAR: the Investment Driven RevPAR and GOPPAR

Canadian Lodging Outlook August 2003

Maybe The Reserve For Replacement Should Be 7% to 11% of Revenue

Shielding Against Incompetence

In many distress hotels, the blame lies with the inept hotel management companies.

Hospitality Lighting - Purchasing and Installation

There are many considerations purchasing agents take into account before placing a lighting purchase order for guestroom and public areas. They must examine an order from an operations point of view, as well as a guest's. A lighting fixture can be ei

Insights to Successful FF&E Vendor Selection

Choosing the perfect vendor for a client is not a simple process, particularly if the purchaser is utilizing a previously unknown company. But after examining the financial stability, references and evaluating the product of a potential vendor, the

Fire Your Staff - And Lease Them Back

Employee leasing works as follows: you the owner/employer terminate your employees and immediatley hire them back by an employee leasing organization.

Who Needs An Asset Manager?

The lodging buzzword of the 1990s must be asset management. Many hotel companies are offering it. Most hotel owners need it. But very few people really know what it is.

Carpet: Potential Roadblocks in the Ordering Process

In this article the authors discuss the potential delays with ordering carpet and provide insight on how to overcome them.

Food & Beverage Hospitality Report - What Is My Restaurant Business Worth?

In this article, the author explains how to determine the value of a restaurant business, including its real estate and personal property.