Brush Up On Finance & Wine Economics This Summer, Selected By EHL Experts
Brush Up On Finance & Wine Economics This Summer, Selected By EHL Experts — By Beatrice Venturini

EHL · 3 Aug

Dr. Philippe Masset and Dr. Jean Philippe Weisskopf are both associate professors at EHL specializing in Empirical Finance and Wine Economics. They are founding members of the Alliance for Research on Wine & Hospitality Management and have written extensively on the subject. Here they share with us some useful tips on vital pre-learning material for any potential student of economics, equity, finance and management.

Covid-19: the 1 thing your business needs to recover quickly

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 9 Jul

This article was originally published in French on Bilan. At a time of fairly steady recovery, depending on where you are in the world, companies mak

Hotel market analysis plus 8 ways hotels should combat the crisis
Hotel market analysis plus 8 ways hotels should combat the crisis

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 11 Jun

An analysis of how Covid-19 has affected the hotel market and the importance of adapting to new parameters in staffing, marketing and technology to a

Hotel brands: How to find a suitable hotel operator?
Hotel brands: How to find a suitable hotel operator?

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 28 May

How to guarantee sustainable success and high profitability? How to implement a predefined brand model to the business? How to understand the operato

The Hospitality industry and education following Covid-19
The Hospitality industry and education following Covid-19

EHL Blog · 12 May

A realistic, yet optimistic overview of how the hospitality industry and institutions will adapt, survive and re-emerge from the pandemic. Invaluable

Hotel Concept Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hotel Concept Development
Hotel Concept Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Hotel Concept Development

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 29 Apr

The hospitality industry is anything but dull. Each year brings with it a bounty of exciting destinations, revolutionary new hotels and glamorous ren

Six Actions Taken by Chinese Hoteliers as Immediate Remedies for the Coronavirus Crisis
Six Actions Taken by Chinese Hoteliers as Immediate Remedies for the Coronavirus Crisis

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 22 Apr

"Cities in China are carefully easing strict prevention measures and access restrictions based on advancements in local public health conditions". Th

How Hospitality and Retail Businesses can Survive the Coronavirus Shutdown
How Hospitality and Retail Businesses can Survive the Coronavirus Shutdown — By René-Ojas Woltering

EHL · 20 Apr

Policymakers around the world have enforced an unprecedented shutdown of public life to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. As a consequence, entire sectors of the economy have seen their revenues collapse to zero. At the time of this publication, it appears that the shutdown will be a matter of months rather than just a few weeks. Yet, to date, no coherent political-economic strategy exists on how businesses may potentially survive a prolonged period without any revenues. Many hospitality and retail businesses are about to be sacrificed in the name of public health.

Machines vs Humans: Real Estate Valuation During the Coronavirus Crisis
Machines vs Humans: Real Estate Valuation During the Coronavirus Crisis — By Dr. Prashant Das

EHL · 15 Apr

Real estate assets are traditionally valued manually, wherein computer tools are used in a supportive role. However, more sophisticated, machine learning-based valuations have gained traction in recent years. As the coronavirus crisis has posed serious challenges to the valuation community, in this article I assess the role of machines in asset valuation during such crises.

An Initial Checklist for Temporary Hotel Closures
An Initial Checklist for Temporary Hotel Closures

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 6 Apr

During the COVID-19 crisis, many hotels will unfortunately have to stop their operations and close temporarily. This can be out of necessity if your

The Hospitality Way of Survival After Covid-19 Crisis
The Hospitality Way of Survival After Covid-19 Crisis

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 2 Apr

The sudden outbreak of Covid-19 (unofficially called Coronavirus) crisis swept through Chinese Lunar New Year like a hurricane, adding a layer of pan

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.

How to Start Your Food Business: an 8-step Guide
How to Start Your Food Business: an 8-step Guide

EHL · 13 Dec

Not sure how to start your food business? Find out what to consider, and how to make it happen with our practical 8-step guide. Are you an aspiring r

LVMH / Tiffany - Diamonds Are Forever!
LVMH / Tiffany - Diamonds Are Forever! — By Stéphane Haddad

EHL · 3 Dec

LVMH is to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $135 per share, in a transaction which will value the entire equity at $16.2 billion. Including net financial liabilities of $0.7 billion, this leads to an implied enterprise value of $16.9 billion for Tiffany, making this the largest acquisition ever made by LVMH.

Hotel Brands: Who Owns What
Hotel Brands: Who Owns What

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 25 Nov

#1. Marriott International Inc. Brands Marriott International - Overview Properties: 6,906 Rooms: 1.32 million Number of Countries: 130 Revenue 2018:

Restaurant Management: The 7 elements of a Business Plan
Restaurant Management: The 7 elements of a Business Plan

EHL Blog · 5 Nov

Unless you are self-funding your food business, you will need to find investors. To woo investors, you will need a business plan that outlines the es

Redefining The Value Chain in Tourism: Lessons from Thomas Cook
Redefining The Value Chain in Tourism: Lessons from Thomas Cook

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 24 Oct

Thomas Cook: An Industry Perspective On September 23rd, 2019, Thomas Cook - one of the world's oldest travel companies - declared bankruptcy. The 178

From Fintech to Hospitality: A Look at Singapore’s Innovation Labs
From Fintech to Hospitality: A Look at Singapore’s Innovation Labs

EHL · 16 Oct

They vary in their method of funding, time span horizon, level of formality and freedom versus employer ties. Some address market gaps or seek to sol

Hotel Real Estate: How Brands are Re-Imagining Hotel Lobbies
Hotel Real Estate: How Brands are Re-Imagining Hotel Lobbies — By Remy Rein, Sebastian Smith, Jason Marin

EHL · 12 Sep

Several reports show the astonishing growth in self workers, contract freelancers and consultants, according to Statista, 10.3% of the working age population is involved in entrepreneurial activities. Alongside this, project task forces are becoming more and more common, and companies are starting to become more agile in their operations, ING's agile transformation started with the 3,500 staff members at group headquarters, Bart Schlatmann: former chief operating officer of ING Netherlands said, "we invested in tearing down walls in buildings to create more open spaces and to allow more informal interaction between employees. We have a very small number of formal meetings; most are informal. The whole atmosphere of the organization is much more that of a tech campus than an old-style traditional bank where people were locked away behind closed doors."

Global Expansion for Hotel Brands - Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Global Expansion for Hotel Brands - Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 14 Jul

In an increasingly globalized world where travel has become faster, cheaper, and more convenient, the hospitality industry has been thriving with tra

Cultivating Collaboration in Hotels
Cultivating Collaboration in Hotels

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 28 May

We cherish and nurture the uniqueness of all our talents, tailor opportunities to their needs, and encourage leadership through empathy and collabora

2019 Swiss Hospitality Market News
2019 Swiss Hospitality Market News

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 11 Feb

As Swiss hotels gear up for 2019, here is roundup from CNNmoney Switzerland on some of the most important trends of the Swiss hospitality market.

Agree to Agree: Aligning Hotel Owners’ and Operators’ Goals
Agree to Agree: Aligning Hotel Owners’ and Operators’ Goals — By Michael Sturman, Demian Hodari, Michael J. Turner

EHL · 3 Dec

Hotel owners increasingly rely on hotel management companies to operate their hotels through formalized hotel management agreements (HMA). Separating ownership and operations supposedly benefits both parties: owners are able to invest in hotel real estate and access the professional operating expertise of hotel management companies, while operators can generate important income streams, expand any brands they may have, and earn profits, all without having to invest in the underlying real estate.

How Important is Strategic Management Accounting to Hotel Managers?
How Important is Strategic Management Accounting to Hotel Managers? — By Demian Hodari, Michael J. Turner

EHL · 3 Dec

While hotels have long used traditional management accounting practices, their use of contemporary strategic management accounting (SMA) techniques has not been as widespread. As researchers, this intrigued us because studies conducted outside the hotel industry had found that the relationship between firm strategy and firm performance was significantly enhanced through the use of SMA techniques.

Strategic Management Accounting: How Important is it to Hotel Managers?

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 3 Dec

While hotels have long used traditional management accounting practices, their use of contemporary strategic management accounting (SMA) techniques h

How Involved are Hotel Owners in Property-Level Decisions?
How Involved are Hotel Owners in Property-Level Decisions? — By Michael Sturman, Demian Hodari, Michael J. Turner

EHL · 7 Nov

Hotel owners increasingly contract hotel management companies to operate their properties. While extensive research has examined management agreements to determine the balance of power between owners and management companies, little research has investigated the actual role that hotel owners play in property-level decision making. This is perplexing because management companies generally insist that hotel management agreements (HMAs) specifically stipulate that the owner should not seek to influence the hotel's general manager (GM). In other words, in exchange for their services, management companies have generally required owners to relinquish involvement in the hotel's day-to-day business. However, hotel owners are increasingly sophisticated and institutional, suggesting they may not be content to remain uninvolved as individual or single-property owners had previously done.