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HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Spas – Rewriting the Narrative

With evolving consumer behavior and preferences, spas can no longer solely focus on traditional beauty treatments and luxurious massages that promote relaxation. Hotel chains and owners must rewrite the narrative around spa services. Read on to know more.

HVS Monday Musings: Can Gig Workers Help the Indian Hotel Industry Fill its Talent Gap?

Is it finally time for the Indian hotel industry, which has long struggled with a manpower shortage, to test the viability of the gig economy beyond food delivery?

Total Spend Can Be Your Friend

Revenue managers should think like options traders. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery taught hotel operators that average daily rates can be extremely volatile. Revenue-management strategies focused on total guest spend can help mitigate the risk involved in achieving RevPAR share through a high ADR. Management companies need to incorporate techniques and practices to evaluate all possible revenue-generating strategies.

Hotel Franchising in Europe – The Push Continues for New Ways to Expand

Hotel Franchising in Europe is an update of our previous report published in 2019. This report aims to assist owners in increasing their understanding and awareness of the franchise business model and current market trends. The fees outlined in this report apply solely to hotels operating in Europe.

A Review of Equity Yields and Discount Rates in a Post-COVID Environment

Equity yields and discount rates remain at or below pre-COVID levels; however, rising debt costs will result in changing investor return expectations.

On Track for Recovery in Indianapolis

Following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indianapolis’s hospitality and tourism industries, a recovery is well underway, led by leisure demand generated by the city’s sporting and entertainment events and the return of meeting and group demand.

Strong Rate Growth and New Travelers Discovering New York State’s Resort Markets: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Recovery of the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley Markets

While New York City has been the focus of discussion around the state’s pandemic recovery, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley markets have offered some of the biggest surprises. This article looks at how these three resort markets have fared throughout the pandemic, as well as the factors affecting their recent performance.

Conference Takeaways – The Lodging Conference 2022

The halls of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge were buzzing this week as thousands descended upon the Phoenix resort for this week’s Lodging Conference. If you couldn’t make it to the event, here’s a quick recap of what you missed.

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotel Sector – Riding the Next Growth Cycle

Despite several headwinds such as inflationary pressure, the possibility of a recession in the US and Europe, and a manpower shortage, the Indian hotel industry’s performance outlook remains positive. Read on to know more.

Major Residential Developments and Remote Work Trends Lead to New Era for the Bronx

The Bronx’s distance from Manhattan and limited attractions have historically lacked appeal to people relocating to or within New York City. However, the availability of land, particularly along waterfront areas, and lower rent pricing have become catalysts for development over the last several years, bolstered by the popularity of the hybrid work model resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued gradual growth, coupled with increasing desirability, has created a resurgence for the Bronx.
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