As the nation is experiencing record levels of inflationary growth, rising wages, and labor shortages, the hospitality industry is encountering extreme difficulty finding workers. How are hotel owners and operators managing rising labor costs and inflationary risk to drive their bottom line during these unprecedented times?
In the last few years, international and domestic hotel chains have launched soft brands in the Indian hotel market, giving owners more flexibility in design and other brand standards. Read on to know more.
The pandemic, Brexit and ongoing supply issues have prompted key changes in the UK’s hotel sector, many of which are long-term, if not permanent. HVS London chairman Russell Kett outlines seven changes that businesses can’t afford to ignore as we move into 2022.
The NYU Investment Conference arrived five months late this year, but it was worth the wait. The event attracted over 1,000 registered participants eager to hear from a stellar lineup of the global industry’s top leaders and influencers, and it kicked off in a bustling Times Square on the same day U.S. airports reopened to fully vaccinated international travelers.
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the effect it has had on lending and new development in the hospitality industry, it may be beneficial to review the basics and walk through the investment life cycle of a hospitality asset. This guide is intended to be a helpful reference for a seasoned hospitality professional, a student looking to break into the industry, and anyone in between.
Attendees of the latest webinar from global hotel consultancy HVS, restructuring specialist AlixPartners, lawyers Bird & Bird, and EP Business in Hospitality heard a lively discussion this week on the hotel sector’s ability to recruit and retain staff, with 75% of attendees admitting to running at between 20%-25% fewer staff than pre-pandemic.
The concept of sustainability has been around for decades, popularized by the First World Climate Conference in 1979, the inception of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, and the publication of Vice President Al Gore’s book about climate change (An Inconvenient Truth) in 2006. While other building types were early to adopt this concept, hospitality seemed slow to embrace green building design. Today, hospitality design is making noticeable changes to catch up.
As we observe World Autism Awareness Day, we want to highlight what our industry can do to help support individuals with autism. To better understand the diversity challenges, growing diversity programs, and opportunities to be more inclusive within the hospitality industry, we interviewed the founders of Autism Double-Checked, an organization that provides autism-specific training to hotel staff to create more autism-friendly travel experiences.