Will the lodging industry’s supply growth outpace demand growth?
Will the lodging industry’s supply growth outpace demand growth? — By Linchi Kwok

CAL Poly Pomona · 22 Apr

The COVID-19 vaccination rate is climbing steadily in the U.S. At its current rate, three in four people, or 75% of eligible residents, will be vaccinated by June. Businesses are reopening. The U.S. economy is now operating at 88% of its pre-pandemic level, with hope for continuous improvement.

How To Keep Hotel Labor Costs Down When Business Ramps Up
How To Keep Hotel Labor Costs Down When Business Ramps Up — By Rayna Katz

HotStats Limited · 21 Apr

Some changes made to cope with the pandemic likely will be industry norms, while the crisis also spotlighted the need for new practices to be put in place.

Hotel Lawyer: JMBM closes another M&A deal
Hotel Lawyer: JMBM closes another M&A deal

Hotel Law Blog · 20 Apr

The latest M&A deal closing is not a hotel deal, but JMBM is pleased to announce that Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS), a Level II Veterinary Em

How does the Supreme Court’s Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry (beyond software)?
How does the Supreme Court’s Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry (beyond software)? — By Jim Butler, Jeffrey Goldman

JMBM · 20 Apr

The recent ruling in Google v. Oracle has altered the definition of "fair use" when it comes to functional works such as code. While the use of existing creative works must still be transformative in order to avoid violating copyright laws, it will now be much easier to claim fair use when building on existing functional creations. JMBM's Entertainment Litigation Chair Jeff Goldman explains the case below and discusses its potential impact on the hotel industry.

ROOMDEX Introduces Hotel Upsell KPIs for a Profitable Recovery.
ROOMDEX Introduces Hotel Upsell KPIs for a Profitable Recovery. —

ROOMDEX, Inc · 20 Apr

As the old saying goes, "what is not measured cannot be improved." Metrics allow you to identify where you can make the easiest and most impactful improvements. Indeed, the more a business can measure, the more it can improve its efficiency and, in many cases, revenue.

Hospitality Financial Leadership The Daily Revenue Audit – The Must Do’s
Hospitality Financial Leadership The Daily Revenue Audit – The Must Do’s — By David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach · 19 Apr

The hotel business is a retail business and in order to stay on top of your business, you must fully and completely balance your daily revenues and settlements. This means dotting the eyes and crossing the Ts, examine them. Every day we begin anew and every day is a story unto itself when it comes to the revenues and settlements. I may sound like I'm repeating "revenues and settlements," but it cannot be emphasized enough.

Hotel Lawyer: How does the Supreme Court's Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry?
Hotel Lawyer: How does the Supreme Court's Google v. Oracle case impact the hotel industry?

Hotel Law Blog · 16 Apr

The recent ruling in Google v. Oracle has altered the definition of “fair use” when it comes to functional works such as code. While the use of exist

Five Essentials For Present Day Hotel Operations
Five Essentials For Present Day Hotel Operations — By Antoine Berberi

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants · 16 Apr

It has been one year since the historical COVID-19 pandemic made its debut, affecting the entire population and economies around the world. It is evident that out of all the industries negatively affected by this economic tsunami, the hospitality industry has been, and will most likely remain, the most impacted and the slowest to recover.

Why Now Is The Best Time To Finance
Why Now Is The Best Time To Finance — By Dr. Donald W. Wise

Strategic Solution Partners · 13 Apr

Winter is officially over, and although the capital markets for hotel and resort refinance, acquisition and new-build construction lending have been frozen, they have been stealthily thawing out since the first of the year.

What To Do About Hospitality Commercial Insurance Due To COVID-19
What To Do About Hospitality Commercial Insurance Due To COVID-19 — By Thomas Cleary

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants · 12 Apr

First and foremost, should you pursue an insurance claim? YES! The first step in this process is filing your initial claim.

Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law
Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law — By Jim Butler, Vince Farhat, Samuel Buchman

JMBM · 9 Apr

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is currently accepting public comments on a provision in the recently enacted Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) which requires some privately-held business entities to disclose ownership information directly to a law enforcement agency. Interested parties should consider commenting before the May 5th deadline, and companies who may be impacted should take this opportunity to review their anti-money laundering compliance programs. Vince Farhat and Samuel Buchman of JMBM's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group have written an article detailing this legislation below.

Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law.
Hotel Lawyer: New rules for anti-money laundering compliance? FinCEN seeks comments on new Federal Anti-Money Laundering Law.

Hotel Law Blog · 8 Apr

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is currently accepting public comments on a provision in the recently enacted

Today's Hotelier: Transfers of franchise agreements
Today's Hotelier: Transfers of franchise agreements

Hotel Law Blog · 5 Apr

5 April 2021 See how JMBM's Global Hospitality Group(r) can help you. Bob Braun recently wrote an article for Today's Hotelier on the issues hotel ow

Sustainability-Driven Legislation - Setting The Right Conditions For Hospitality? A Review Of Viewpoints
Sustainability-Driven Legislation - Setting The Right Conditions For Hospitality? A Review Of Viewpoints — By Willy Legrand

IU International University of Applied Sciences · 29 Mar

From single-use plastics to building efficiencies, from extended producer responsibility (EPR) to user-pays principle (UPP), regulations are an intricate component of how society governs environmental impacts. Of course, there seems to always a fine balance between reactive and proactive approaches to regulations, between 'Too late: cleaning up' and 'Too early: stifling innovation'.

ADA Defense Lawyer: California’s Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits
ADA Defense Lawyer: California’s Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits — By Jim Butler, Martin H. Orlick

JMBM · 26 Mar

California has seen an explosion of ADA cases in the past few years, leading the state to impose strict pleading standards and high filing fees for serial litigants. Litigants have previously found their way around this by filing in federal court, but the courts have made it clear that they will decline supplemental jurisdiction in these instances. Martin Orlick, Chair of JMBM's ADA Compliance & Defense Group, explains below.

ADA Defense Lawyer: California's Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits
ADA Defense Lawyer: California's Central District tries to curb ADA lawsuits

Hotel Law Blog · 23 Mar

California has seen an explosion of ADA cases in the past few years, leading the state to impose strict pleading standards and high filing fees for s

New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards for 2021
New ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards for 2021

Hotel Law Blog · 19 Mar

The survey standards for the American Land Title Association® (ALTA®)/ National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) survey were updated in Febru

Is This The Lean Hotel Of The Future?
Is This The Lean Hotel Of The Future? — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 18 Mar

In one of many entertaining scenes from the 1981 war comedy "Stripes," peak Bill Murray cajoles peak John Candy to mud wrestle a trio of scantily clad women in a bar. You can imagine what ensues, and if you can't, the internet does.

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020
HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020 — By Mandeep S Lamba, Dipti Mohan

HVS · 15 Mar

In the aftermath of the ongoing pandemic, brand signings by keys in India witnessed a year-on-year decline of 42% in 2020. Signings were especially low in the first half of the year, due to the uncertain market conditions and challenges related to closing deals on virtual platforms because of the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.

HVS Musings: Hotel Transactions in India in 2020
HVS Musings: Hotel Transactions in India in 2020 — By Dipti Mohan, Akash Datta

HVS · 12 Mar

Hotel transactions value in India contracted by approximately 50% to reach INR24,611 million (approx. US$332 million) in 2020 compared to INR49,372 million (approx. US$690 million) in 2019, but was still higher than the previous peak of INR19,929 million achieved in 2015.Going into 2020, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity in the sector was expected to be stronger than that witnessed in 2019.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Disco Dick Hatfield
Hospitality Financial Leadership – Disco Dick Hatfield — By David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach · 8 Mar

My hometown is St Andrews, New Brunswick in eastern Canada. The town overlooks Passamaquoddy Bay and to the south we are flanked by the great state of Maine. Every year in this part of the world the US governors and the Canadian provincial premiers get together for bilateral talks, some good food, and fun. This story is about one of those meetings, The Algonquin Hotel, and how I met our then Premier, Richard Hatfield who is partially responsible for my hotel career.

6 Ways to Keep Your F&B Costs in Check
6 Ways to Keep Your F&B Costs in Check — By Neale French

HotStats Limited · 8 Mar

Outside of fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, which are predicated on familiarity and uniformity, no two food and beverage operations are the same. Each has its own characteristics; its own challenges. It's these variables that keep managers up at night wondering how to tweak the revenue side and reduce operational costs without adversely affecting product quality and delivery. It's a lot to juggle.

What Drove Hotel Values to Decline in 2020?
What Drove Hotel Values to Decline in 2020? — By Joseph Pierce

Hotel & Leisure Advisors · 4 Mar

The once-in-a-century pandemic has caused hoteliers to endure a firestorm that decimated the hotel and leisure industries.

What we can learn from our Restaurant Pandemic P&L
What we can learn from our Restaurant Pandemic P&L — By Stacy Moore

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants · 3 Mar

We are all trying to find silver linings from this now nearly year-long unimaginable situation that has somewhat stopped us in our tracks. We find comfort and sanity in things like spending more time with our families, picking up new or dormant hobbies, appreciating and improving our homes, keeping up with goings on around us, and so many others. The one you don't hear too much, if at all, is how much better my business is operating.

Turn 2020 Profit Losses Into 2021 Wins For The Hotel Industry
Turn 2020 Profit Losses Into 2021 Wins For The Hotel Industry — By Bob Rauch

RAR Hospitality · 3 Mar

Q1 of 2021 is not going to be profitable, fun or exciting for us in the hotel industry. The goods news is Q2 will come up quickly and having been through six recessions in hospitality, all the signs of a recovery are finally here. Given the significant impact of the virus on our economic, physical and mental health, I am offering a few sentences of my personal plan to recovery; we'll dive into the following areas below:

Financial Leadership in the Hospitality Industry – By Guest Author – Amber Habing
Financial Leadership in the Hospitality Industry – By Guest Author – Amber Habing — By David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach · 1 Mar

This post will tell you about financial leadership in the hospitality industry. It is a summation of information from her research thesis at the Hotel Management School of Maastricht in The Netherlands. The aim of this research is to provide hoteliers with tools to improve their hotel's financial performance with effective financial leadership.