HVS · 13 Sep
Cascade Investment to acquire controlling stake in Four Seasons, Gem Hotels acquires Wardrobe Court Serviced Apartments in London from British Land,
HVS · 2 Aug
The ALIS Conference came and went this week, bringing Downtown L.A. hotels to life with optimism and hope that normal for the hotel industry is coming in the not-too-distant future. Here are some collective takeaways from our team that was in attendance.
HVS · 19 Jul
HVS Monday Musings: Rebooting Inbound Tourism in India By Mandeep S Lamba and Dipti Mohan This article highlights some measures which can help India
HVS · 5 Jul
Queensland Resort Dunk Island Acquired at AUD20 Million in Australia, New South Wales Government Allocated Millions to Boost State Tourism in 2021 Bu
HVS · 25 Jun
Local government authorities use property tax revenues to fund services including police and fire protection, hospitals, transportation, and schools for municipalities. For tax purposes, property is considered residential or nonresidential, with nonresidential property constituting commercial businesses, farms, ranches, and oil/gas operations. In 1982, the Gallagher Amendment was implemented in Colorado to hold the proportion of taxable value derived from residential property at approximately 45%.
HVS · 21 Jun
Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge Sold to Distinction Hotel Group, Kalibo International Airport Inaugurated in Aklan Province, Philippines, Nintendo Gal
HVS · 21 Jun
HVS Hodges Ward Elliott acts on the sale of The Scores Hotel in St Andrews, Cerberus and Highgate acquire the Dorsett City London from Far East, Sera
HVS · 13 May
The pandemic’s negative effect on the hospitality industry, especially its ability to hire new associates, will be long felt even as we see signs of recovery. Many have left the industry for other opportunities considered more stable. The more leadership can recognize, motivate, and reward team members, the stronger the chances are of rebuilding and retaining staff for the long term. There are so many hidden and not-so hidden costs of high turnover that exploring all options to retain your valuable associates is more important than ever.
HVS · 12 May
Vaccine rollouts, an increase in local and regional non-air travel trends and higher transaction volumes are all positive news supporting an elevated degree of confidence for a market rebound. Multiple announcements made by large investment funds committing to substantial capital injections into the hospitality lending space will also provide a boost.
HVS · 3 May
HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 30 April 2021 : Singapore and Hong Kong Inaugurates Travel Bubble Officially
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 · 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.
HVS · 10 Feb
The COVID-19 crisis consumed the United States for approximately three-quarters of the past year. In December 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The development and distribution of an effective COVID-19 vaccine, alongside other public health measures, should allow us to combat the health effects of the global pandemic. With certainty coalescing around the health solutions to the pandemic, attention must turn to economic solutions.
HVS · 8 Feb
After making several representations to the government, the Indian hospitality sector, one of the worst-hit by the pandemic, was expecting some game-changing announcements during the Budget 2021 speech which would help accelerate the sector's recovery.However, the first ever 'digital' budget of the country failed to provide any direct and immediate support to the sector.
HVS · 8 Feb
Minor Hotels Partners with Funyard Hotels & Resorts for China Expansion, South Korea Supports Vietnam's Hue Smart City Plan With USD13 Million, Gold
HVS · 22 Jan
In Spring 2020, many hotels were forced to furlough most on-property Sales Managers because so much demand for hotels disappeared with the pandemic, requiring any remaining team members to be responsible for market segments which previously were not their responsibility. These remaining Sales Managers were forced to adapt to many other changes in a short time, including rescheduling/canceling events, in addition to learning how to research and sell to new/additional market segments while maintaining relationships with past and current clients. What does this mean for the future sales teams?
HVS · 11 Jan
A crisis is often needed to make drastic changes and the ongoing pandemic is one of the most challenging crises that the world has faced since the Second World War. The COVID-19 outbreak came in suddenly, swept across the world and changed us in an unprecedented way - not only our businesses but even the way we live.
HVS · 8 Jan
Like many people, I returned to my desk this week after the now-familiar five-second commute between the kitchen and my office at home and pondered what the New Year is likely to bring the UK hotel industry. By the time Boris Johnson started his TV broadcast at 8pm on Monday and Lockdown 3.0 had now commenced, any optimism we might have had was substantially depleted.
HVS · 21 Dec
In the past few months, several state governments have been proactively lending a helping hand to the tourism & hospitality sector in their respective states, providing various relief measures to help the sector stay afloat during these trying times. Last month, in a move to reboot the sector, the Maharashtra government conferred 'industry' status to the state's hospitality sector.
HVS · 7 Dec
All hotels strive to improve and reduce costs on an ongoing basis. During the normal course of operations, hotels try to achieve this by implementing various techniques, such as using alternate products, implementing process improvements, enhancing inventory management, and evaluating more efficient equipment, which allow them to save certain costs during the year. But the question here is whether these efficiencies are significant enough.
HVS · 30 Nov
Iris Capital Snaps up Accor Hotel Portfolio for AUD180 Million, Discovery Lodge Acquired by New Zealand’s Largest Private Hotel Investor, Victorian G
HVS · 16 Nov
COVID-19 has dramatically changed every aspect of life as we knew it, including the way we conduct our business. Though demand will be subdued for the near to medium term, we expect the industry to regain its 2019 glory in the next 2-3 years, making this an opportune time to invest in hotels.
HVS · 16 Nov
Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble to Start on 22 November 2020, Philippines Eases COVID-19 Hotel Restrictions and Lifts Foreign Travel Ban, Radis
HVS · 2 Nov
Singapore Eases Local Tour Restrictions from 1 November, Indonesia Government to Disburse IDR3.3 Trillion Grant to Tourism Industry, Ratanakorn Asset
HVS · 26 Oct
Asset-light operating models have become the main stay for growth of many of the major hotel companies in India, with Management Agreements being the preferred structure. The other major asset-light model - Franchising - though is yet to gain significant traction in the country. Approximately 14% of the total brand signings in 2019 were franchised properties as compared to 10% in 2018. On the other hand, Management Agreements accounted for 76% of the total brand signings in both 2019 and 2018. In contrast, hotel franchises are the most popular model in mature markets like the US, where almost 80% are franchised.
HVS · 23 Oct
While prior HVS annual lodging tax studies have looked back on tax rates and revenues across the United States, this ninth annual Lodging Tax Study also looks forward and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis of 25 major US markets illustrates the depth of the impact on the hospitality industry and projects a pattern of recovery over the next few years. HVS also provides historical data on tax rates and the collection and distribution of revenue from lodging taxes levied in all 50 States and the 150 largest US cities.