The Trifecta of Lodging Acquisition Studies
The Trifecta of Lodging Acquisition Studies

The Trifecta of Lodging Acquisition Studies
By Walter O’Connell

Congratulations! You have acquired a new Lodging Property. After months, or years, of due diligence, you have finally closed on your newly acquired L

Glion Institute of Higher Education
Six opportunities for global hotel development

Six opportunities for global hotel development
By Debra Adams
Glion · 2 Feb

In light of the tumultuous global challenges which have dramatically affected the hospitality industry, now more than ever we need to fully understan

Will Traditional Hotel Operators Ditch Beds for Data Banks?
Will Traditional Hotel Operators Ditch Beds for Data Banks?

Will Traditional Hotel Operators Ditch Beds for Data Banks?
By Alex Sogno, Alex Schneider

The hotel sector, until the past few decades, had been largely unchanged for hundreds, if not thousands of years. But the growth of models that have

HVS
ALIS Kicks off 2023, with Most Expecting the Year’s Best Days to Come in the Second Half of the Year

ALIS Kicks off 2023, with Most Expecting the Year’s Best Days to Come in the Second Half of the Year
By Rodney G. Clough
HVS · 31 Jan

Another ALIS is in the books, and a busy one at that, with nearly 3,000 in attendance. If you weren’t one of those lucky thousands, here are our take

BirchStreet Systems
A Look Back at 2022: How M&A Is Shaping the Hospitality Industry

A Look Back at 2022: How M&A Is Shaping the Hospitality Industry
By Gareth Fraser

As the year comes to a close, 2022 could be argued as one of the most difficult years for business sectors. But for the hospitality industry, hotel o

When Digital Transformation Doesn’t Deliver
When Digital Transformation Doesn’t Deliver

When Digital Transformation Doesn’t Deliver
By Aaron Belton
DocMX · 27 Jan

Digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword. A survey by global consulting firm BCG found that 60% of companies plan to increase their spendi

Global Asset Solutions
Managing the Whole Asset

Managing the Whole Asset
By Alex Sogno

Before March 2020, hotel operations varied hugely. The sector was on a high. STR reported a record year in 2019 and, although costs and supply were b

HVS
Understanding Hospitality REIT

Understanding Hospitality REIT
By Dipti Mohan, Anand Rai
HVS · 16 Jan

The US government first established Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the 1960s, allowing retail investors access to the nation’s vast portfol

David Lund
Hospitality Financial Leadership – Top 10 List for Controlling Hotel Expenses

Hospitality Financial Leadership – Top 10 List for Controlling Hotel Expenses
By David Lund
David Lund · 16 Jan

The word “expenses” needs to be defined and refined for this article. Expense broadly refers to any cost a business has including payroll, goods and

Four Tips for Measuring Hotel Performance
Four Tips for Measuring Hotel Performance

Four Tips for Measuring Hotel Performance
By Sadie Garside
Kalibri Labs · 16 Jan

How do we know that we’re doing well compared to competitor hotels in our area? The HSMAI Rising Revenue Optimization Leader Council grappled with me

Hotel transaction activity slowed down in 2022
Hotel transaction activity slowed down in 2022

Hotel transaction activity slowed down in 2022
By Josef Filser

For 2022, international real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) recorded a total hotel transaction volume of EUR 1.9 billion in German

Global Asset Solutions
Budgeting For Luxury

Budgeting For Luxury
By Alex Sogno

The market is still experiencing short lead times and corporate travel has yet to fully return, all of which makes putting a budget together challeng

Hotel Budget Season: Are you Ready for 2023?
Hotel Budget Season: Are you Ready for 2023?

Hotel Budget Season: Are you Ready for 2023?
By Patrick Landman
Xotels · 10 Jan

No time to lose, the next year is almost here. And a good hotel budget plan isn’t made overnight.

HVS
How Financing Costs Are Impacting Transactions

How Financing Costs Are Impacting Transactions
By Brad Hoban, Emil Iskandar
HVS · 10 Jan

Commercial real estate financing, particularly related to the hospitality industry, has been in a state of flux as the pendulum of the economy swings

Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited
Buy Now Pay Later Yet One More Convenience Evolution

Buy Now Pay Later Yet One More Convenience Evolution
By Larry Mogelonsky, Adam Mogelonsky

From gold, cash and certified checks through to credit cards, digital wallets and cryptocurrencies, the world of payments now contains a litany of te

How Important is AI to the Future of the Procurement in the Hospitality Industry?
How Important is AI to the Future of the Procurement in the Hospitality Industry?

How Important is AI to the Future of the Procurement in the Hospitality Industry?
By Gareth Fraser

Everywhere we turn, the impact of digital transformation is tangible and undeniable. Digital innovation has forever altered how we live, work, and co

In High Demand: Florida Hotels and Resorts (Again)
In High Demand: Florida Hotels and Resorts (Again)

In High Demand: Florida Hotels and Resorts (Again)
By Nick Plasencia

In an article we published in February 2021, before the COVID-19 vaccines were broadly rolled out, we suggested to owners of hotels in Florida, and w

Global Asset Solutions
A Return to ’Normal’ Hotel Trading in Europe Requires a Global Approach

A Return to ’Normal’ Hotel Trading in Europe Requires a Global Approach
By Alex Sogno

Summer 2022 has seen a return to travel around the world, with leisure travelers eager to feast on foreign sights and a sudden explosion in accents i

Looking Forward to 2023 – Industry Trends
Looking Forward to 2023 – Industry Trends

Looking Forward to 2023 – Industry Trends
By Danielle Abram
M3 · 19 Dec

Moving into 2023, the hospitality industry continues to advance in guest-facing as well as back-office technology, allowing hotel owners and manageme

David Lund
Hospitality Financial Leadership – How to Write a Great Monthly Executive Commentary

Hospitality Financial Leadership – How to Write a Great Monthly Executive Commentary
By David Lund
David Lund · 19 Dec

They go by many names: owner’s commentary, monthly commentary, executive commentary and more. The names can be different but in essence, they are all

Strategic Solution Partners
Do your financial end-of-year prep now or forever try to catch up

Do your financial end-of-year prep now or forever try to catch up
By Candace Marshall

In a perfect world, the year-end financial process should be no more difficult than any other month-end closing. But we do not live in a perfect worl

JMBM Global Hospitality Group
Measure ULA Approved: New Transfer Tax on All Real Property Sales Over $5 Million in the City of Los Angeles

Measure ULA Approved: New Transfer Tax on All Real Property Sales Over $5 Million in the City of Los Angeles
By David Tabibian
JMBM · 14 Dec

Last month Los Angeles voters approved Measure ULA, imposing a new tax on all real property sales or transfers over $5 million. This will affect all

CBRE Hotels
The Lag in Food and Beverage Recovery

The Lag in Food and Beverage Recovery
By Robert Mandelbaum, Andrew Hartley
CBRE Hotels · 12 Dec

According to CBRE’s September 2022 Hotel Horizons® forecast for the overall U.S. lodging industry, rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR) will exc

David Lund
F TAR W – The Secret Monthly Formula to Create Financial Leadership In Your Hotel

F TAR W – The Secret Monthly Formula to Create Financial Leadership In Your Hotel
By David Lund
David Lund · 12 Dec

To get your non-financial managers to play ball with their numbers in your hotel you need a system that they can follow, a sort of roadmap they can u

Why Hospitality Financial Leadership is More Important Than Ever
Why Hospitality Financial Leadership is More Important Than Ever

Why Hospitality Financial Leadership is More Important Than Ever
By David Lund
David Lund · 8 Dec

With the rapid changes we have seen since 2020 in hospitality comes many additional challenges. It seems like everything is up for grabs these days.

David Lund
Hospitality Financial Leadership – How to Prepare a 5-Year Proforma

Hospitality Financial Leadership – How to Prepare a 5-Year Proforma
By David Lund
David Lund · 5 Dec

Preparing a five-year financial plan for your hotel might sound daunting, but it is all in your head. Let’s lay it out. You are either dreaming about

Using Data to Make Sense of a Dynamic Forecasting Environment
Using Data to Make Sense of a Dynamic Forecasting Environment

Using Data to Make Sense of a Dynamic Forecasting Environment
By Jason Q. Freed
myDigitalOffice · 1 Dec

Hopefully by this time you’ve wrapped up another challenging budgeting process for the year ahead, and although there are likely a lot of unanswered