Exchange Rate trends, how do they impact hotel performance?
Exchange Rate trends, how do they impact hotel performance?

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 12 Nov

In this report we analyze how exchange rate fluctuations affect the hospitality industry. We consider the case of Switzerland, which is a small open

To pay or not to pay: when dividend policy rhymes with business strategy
To pay or not to pay: when dividend policy rhymes with business strategy

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 14 Oct

The COVID-19 crisis is putting the global economy under pressure in an unprecedented way. Companies worldwide have been forced to cut their dividend

Evaluating hotel performance: 6 key factors
Evaluating hotel performance: 6 key factors

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 15 Sep

The clear-cut measurability of KPIs is alluring. Occupancy percentages, profit indicators, return on investment. These are the type of traditional pe

How to create a forecast plan for hotel businesses in unknown times
How to create a forecast plan for hotel businesses in unknown times

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 10 Sep

With the advent of the 'new normal', hotel owners and operators must begin considering the various financial and operational scenarios in their forec

How to calculate and monitor your Break-Even Point
How to calculate and monitor your Break-Even Point

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 26 Aug

As hotels begin to re-open, it is crucial that they're mindful of their Break-Even Point (BEP) to understand their cost levels and to determine what

Top considerations for hotel balance sheets during COVID-19 and beyond
Top considerations for hotel balance sheets during COVID-19 and beyond

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 17 Aug

One of the many impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is that it has highlighted the importance of working capital. "Cash is King" is all the more

Become a pro: data analysis for small F&B businesses, part 2
Become a pro: data analysis for small F&B businesses, part 2

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) · 2 Aug

In this article, I will explain three data-driven tactics. There will be a strategy for advertisement efforts, take-out and delivery, and to conclude

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

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

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

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:

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

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.

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