Hotels are complicated investments and evaluating the most suitable hotel operating model for a hotel investment is crucial to ensure that the owner’s return is optimized. This publication summarizes the evolution of a number key terms in the hotel management agreements and our outlook on how these key terms may evolve in the future, provides an overview of franchise agreements and highlights alternative agreements that are being considered by sophisticated owners in the Middle East region.
Following waves of asset of appreciation, the pendulum has swung, and many hotels will be facing significant value declines in the current economic climate. As owners look for every way to reduce operating expenses, they should remain vigilant to pending fluctuations in real property assessment levels and proactive on appealing their assessments, if warranted.
A review of how European hotels have been affected by COVID-19 thus far and a forecast of the expected recovery over the next few years. This article also explores the factors that will influence willing buyers and sellers and looks at different scenarios to assess the evolution of EBITDA and value ranges.
Note: This article first appeared in Bird & Bird's quarterly newsletter.
Strictly implementing SOPs with 100% accuracy and training our associates to live by those SOPs is the need of the hour. ‘Safety’ should be built into our hospitality DNA as that alone can help us rebuild trust and customer confidence.
It is inevitable – many hotels will go into receivership and/or foreclosure in the coming months. Some owners cannot afford to fight any longer, some lenders cannot kick the can down the road any longer, or any number of other reasons will start them down this path.
This article explores operational changes, specifically looking at cleanliness, as the hotel industry adapts to the challenges of COVID-19, outlining the initial response taken by hoteliers and examining where we are as an industry today and what to expect in the future, now that brands have established procedures and protocols for addressing the pandemic.
Travel Channel's Anthony Melchiorri and hotel industry expert and No Vacancy podcast host Glenn Haussman speak to our President & CEO, Stephen Rushmore, Jr. about some critical hotel investment related topics. Topics include valuation trends, marketplace opportunities, independent vs. branded hotel investments, how banks perceive the hotel business and more.
Hotel owners need to don the hat of institutional investors now more than ever as creating a well-thought and well-researched ‘development-growth-exit’ strategy for their projects will become critical in capitalizing the asset in the post-COVID world.