How to Control Payroll for Better Profit
How to Control Payroll for Better Profit — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 24 Feb

For hoteliers and investors, it's easy to be dazzled by revenue numbers. Unfortunately, when labor costs jump, revenue can quickly disintegrate. This is why getting a grasp on payroll data is at the heart of driving profit.

Hospitality Financial Leadership – What Do You Do When the Reservation Phone Stops Ringing in Your Hotel?
Hospitality Financial Leadership – What Do You Do When the Reservation Phone Stops Ringing in Your Hotel? — By David Lund

The Hotel Financial Coach · 24 Feb

An old GM of mine was fond of this statement. He usually came at it from the other end of this by saying, "Any monkey could fill this place when the phones are ringing." And I think he is right.

Espinas Hotel Group: Elevating Senses while Redefining the Summit of Iranian Hospitality
Espinas Hotel Group: Elevating Senses while Redefining the Summit of Iranian Hospitality

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 23 Feb

Even amidst sanctions and geopolitical challenges, entrepreneurship and fearless economic savviness play a role. Espinas Hotel Group has been consist

Hotels of Tomorrow
Hotels of Tomorrow — By Filippo Sona

MEED · 19 Feb

Ahead of AHIC 2020, Filippo Sona, Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer, says hotel design, operations and marketing are crying out for a radical transformation, which must be driven from within the hotel industry.

Benchmarking 101: Golf Course Operation
Benchmarking 101: Golf Course Operation — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 17 Feb

Let's face it, when it comes to benchmarking, most hotel professionals historically put their efforts into measuring room revenue. Sadly, if you're only focused on rooms, you're missing out on ancillary revenue and, ultimately, profit.

The Tough Negotiation Surrounding Guarantees In Off-Plan Hotel Lease Agreements*
The Tough Negotiation Surrounding Guarantees In Off-Plan Hotel Lease Agreements* — By Christopher Boinet, Anne Epinat, Philippe Gauguier

In Extenso Avocats, a subsidiary of the DELOITTE Group · 14 Feb

Off-plan hotel leases are often complex and lengthy contracts to negotiate. The parties involved generally engage in several rounds of negotiations, and both the owner and tenant must bitterly debate the guarantees imposed by the former, whose financial stakes are high.

A Comprehensive Record of the Lodging Market’s Q4 Transactions
A Comprehensive Record of the Lodging Market’s Q4 Transactions — By Daniel H. Lesser

LW Hospitality Advisors LLC (LWHA) · 14 Feb

At several points during 2019 many market participants believed the grind higher was going to come to a halt. However, this did not occur, even after a tumultuous 4Q18 where many experts were calling for a downturn. Although America's nancial system has been bueted by a slowing global economy and the U.S. instigated trade war with China, it has been buoyed by the lowest unemployment levels during the past 50 years, and rising incomes which have fueled consumer spending and a generally optimistic sentiment.

Time For New Traditions
Time For New Traditions — By Kevork Deldelian

MEED · 12 Feb

As we enter 2020, the hospitality market in the Middle East is poised for great change. Performance shifts over the past couple of years have established a new reality, with a normalising of room rate amid continued supply.

20/20 – Aiming for a Perfect Vision of the Hotel Industry
20/20 – Aiming for a Perfect Vision of the Hotel Industry — By Demian Hodari

EHL · 11 Feb

Welcome to the first in a series of panel discussions about the world of hotel real estate investment, development and management. With the help of over 20 dedicated owners/investors, asset managers, developers, general managers and consultants, we will explore a host of questions about the hotel industry in 2020.

Benchmarking 101: Running an Effective Health Club/Spa
Benchmarking 101: Running an Effective Health Club/Spa — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 10 Feb

Health clubs and spas have taken off in recent years. Revenue for health clubs in places like the U.S. has risen steadily for the past decade. But when it comes to benchmarking your hotel's health club or spa, focusing on these revenue numbers alone can actually cause your hotel strategy to crash and burn.

Coronavirus: Let's Talk Solutions... What Should Hotels Do?
Coronavirus: Let's Talk Solutions... What Should Hotels Do?

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 9 Feb

Let's talk solutions, indeed. So much coverage has focused on the spread of the corona virus and the business impact - but where is the open debate a

How Data Can Help With Seasonality Shifts
How Data Can Help With Seasonality Shifts — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 3 Feb

Hoteliers can learn a valuable lesson in seasonality from boxing. Contrary to what some might believe, great boxers don't just roll with the punches. They study their opponent's every move, quickly plan, make adjustments, attack and counter attack. The same strategy should go for planning for the dips and swings of seasonality changes in the hotel industry.

Let us restore our focus on the fundamentals
Let us restore our focus on the fundamentals — By Abdullah Al-Abdooli (B.Arch.)

MEED · 30 Jan

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2020 is being held at a time when significant changes are sweeping the hospitality landscape of the world - and the region. The state of flux that hotel operators face is driven by several variables and there are no easy solutions to address them.

Five Resolutions for the New Decade
Five Resolutions for the New Decade — By Larry Mogelonsky

Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited · 27 Jan

Welcome to the start of this new decade! Now that you've had your fill of turkey feasts and midnight champagne toasts, it's time for you to set some goals for the coming year but also to look ahead at what the 'Roaring 20s' will bring.

The Financial Brand Explores The Reasons Why Most Digital Banking Transformation Efforts Have Stalled
The Financial Brand Explores The Reasons Why Most Digital Banking Transformation Efforts Have Stalled

PR 2.0 · 24 Jan

According to The Financial Brand... While there is an almost universal awareness of what needs to be done to digitally transform financial institutio

Why Is It Becoming More Expensive To Run Boutique Hotels?
Why Is It Becoming More Expensive To Run Boutique Hotels? — By Korosh Farazad

Farazad Group Ltd. · 24 Jan

Boutique hotels have started facing increasing difficulties to operate. Hospitality giants such as Marriot International, Accor, and IHG are following an expansionary strategy by acquiring collections of boutique hotels. The goal is to expand their offerings to the clients and at the same time benefit from a larger market share, economies of scale and even internal capital markets up to an extent. On the other hand, boutique hotels and independent resorts are willing to join large hospitality chains in order to benefit not only from bigger and potentially more efficient marketing but also from boosted operational margins.

5 Things to Include in Your Hotel Performance Strategy
5 Things to Include in Your Hotel Performance Strategy — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 20 Jan

Are you putting too much emphasis on your hotel revenue strategy? Many hotel professionals miss an important fact: Your focus should be on overall hotel performance, not revenue alone.

The Importance of Protecting Your Hotel's IP Portfolio
The Importance of Protecting Your Hotel's IP Portfolio

Hotel Business Review by hotelexecutive.com · 19 Jan

Along with real property, equipment, furniture, fixtures and inventory is an oftentimes overlooked asset class: your hotel's intellectual property. N

Making Finances Personal Again: A Conversation with Personal Capital About Digital Personalization and Human Engagement
Making Finances Personal Again: A Conversation with Personal Capital About Digital Personalization and Human Engagement

PR 2.0 · 10 Jan

Two-thirds of people are losing sleep every night over financial anxiety. Eric Weiss, SVP Growth and Performance Marketing, and the team at Personal

Keeping Mobile Tech in Hotels Secure with Biometrics
Keeping Mobile Tech in Hotels Secure with Biometrics — By Court Williams

HVS · 8 Jan

A big question currently facing the hotel industry is how to keep guests, employees, and data safe in our increasingly connected world. While mobile technology provides a vehicle for much of the progress, it can also provide the security methods needed to safeguard them in the form of mobile-based biometrics.

Cloudbusting - On Cloud Systems, IT, GDPR, And Data Breaches
Cloudbusting - On Cloud Systems, IT, GDPR, And Data Breaches — By Simone Puorto

simonepuorto.com · 7 Jan

Last month, I flew to Prague to meet a few clients, and, before leaving, I stepped by HotelTime Solutions offices to say hi. While I was desperately looking for a vegetarian-friendly restaurant (with not much luck, I should add), Jan Hejny, CEO, and co-Founder of the company joined me in this heroic quest. The following is the transcription of the long chat we had on cloud systems, IT, GDPR, and data breach.

Hotel Revenue 101: What Is ADR and How Does It Affect the Bottom Line
Hotel Revenue 101: What Is ADR and How Does It Affect the Bottom Line — By David Eisen

HotStats Limited · 6 Jan

Average daily rate (ADR) is one of the most popular revenue metrics in the hotel industry. A key contributor to revenue per available room (RevPAR), it allows hoteliers to zoom in on how much a room is selling for on average and, typically, RevPAR growth driven by ADR is more profitable than RevPAR growth driven by occupancy, since the latter increases the variable costs associated with servicing additional rooms. Driving rate, meanwhile, doesn't have a cost attached to it, and, essentially, results in pure profit.

How to Forecast Hotel Revenue with Optimized Precision
How to Forecast Hotel Revenue with Optimized Precision — By Patrick Landman

Xotels · 23 Dec

It has been a while since we covered this topic, so I thought it would be good to have another look at forecasting in hotels. With reservation lead time changing in key markets we operate in, it is becoming more challenging to forecast accurately.

PAR or POR? A Guide to Interpreting Hotel Operational Ratios
PAR or POR? A Guide to Interpreting Hotel Operational Ratios — By Laura Resco

HotStats Limited · 20 Dec

Data is king, but futile if you don't know how to best interpret the numbers. Asking yourself, "What's the best way to analyze my data?" is too broad and only adds to the confusion. A better approach is to start by setting goals for your analysis. What specific information do you want to extract from your data?

Is Benchmarking really the holy grail of Quality Assurance in hospitality?
Is Benchmarking really the holy grail of Quality Assurance in hospitality? — By Jochen Ehrhardt

International Institute Of Modern Butlers · 18 Dec

Benchmarking, according to Wikipedia, "Is the practice of comparing business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time, and cost."

Luxury Hotels: Elevated Occupancy and Expenses
Luxury Hotels: Elevated Occupancy and Expenses — By Robert Mandelbaum, Mark R. Woodworth

CBRE Hotels · 17 Dec

Despite the relatively high cost of construction and complexity of operations, developers are still attracted to owning and managing luxury hotels. As of August 2019, STR reports that just 0.7 percent of the hotels (2.3% of rooms) in the United States are chain-affiliated luxury hotels. Concurrently, the STR pipeline report shows that 1.2 percent of the properties (2.9% of rooms) either under construction or planned for development meet this criterion.