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Key Takeaways | 4th Annual HVS Hotel Market Connections

The North American hotel industry is still firing on all cylinders, with year-to-date occupancies at an all-time high. While some markets face challenges from new supply, prospects appear healthy in the near term.

Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Market Intelligence Report 2013 Minneapolis

Fortune 500 companies, universities, and a thriving arts and culture scene drive commercial, meeting and group, and leisure demand to Minneapolis hotels, which have experienced a solid recovery over the past two years.

Market Intelligence Report 2013: Bismarck

The energy boom has transformed North Dakota’s hotel industry, with new assets springing up and existing hotels realizing new peaks in performance as energy-related demand rolls in. How does the capital city of Bismarck stand to benefit?

The 2012 HVS Regional Hotel Summit Series: A Review

Nearly 500 hotel owners, lenders, brokers, and developers joined with other hotel experts from HVS and major brands to discuss current and future trends in the U.S. hotel industry.

HVS Market Intelligence Report: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Awards for quality of life and career development have graced the Twin Cities in recent years, and a growing number of global corporations have established operations in the area. How do hotels stand to benefit from Minneapolis’ economic resurgence?

Conquering the Credit Crunch: Part I

Unemployment rates are surging, global stock markets are crashing, commodities are collapsing, and the real estate bubble has finally burst. What moves can hotel developers make during the downturn?

Gone to the Dogs...Pet-friendly Accommodations: Revenue Producer or Marketing Farce?

A hotel’s pet-friendly policies can bring both trials and rewards.

HVS Market Intelligence Report: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The "City of Lakes" boasts a lodging market with remarkable resilience to national economic trends.

Get Involved in the Legislative Process

Mid-term elections prompted me to reflect back on how my interest in being active in the political process evolved. Some define "active in the political process" as voting in elections while others define it as being a politician or a lobbyist.