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Evolution of Hotel Management Agreements and Rise of Alternative Agreements

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.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the European Hotel Sector

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.

HVS Monday Musings: The Onus lies with Us – Rebuilding Trust to Get Back Guests to Eat & Stay With Us!

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.

Critical Components of an Effective “Order to Appoint a Receiver” – From the Lender’s Perspective

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.

Hotel Cleanliness Policies in the Time of COVID-19

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.

HVS Monday Musings: Mid-market Hotels to Lead the Indian Hotels Sector Revival Story

As value-driven domestic tourists become the ‘knight in shining armor’ for the Indian hospitality sector in the COVID era, the Midscale hotels segment, which accounted for approximately 43% of the total supply in the country in 2019, is expected to lead the revival of the sector. Read on to know more.

Economy Extended-Stay Hotels Hold Up Best During Q2 2020

HVS compiled the Q2 2020 performance statistics of brands reported by public companies. The data reflect the resiliency of economy, extended-stay brands during the first months of the pandemic.

Las Vegas COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Nevada began its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown on May 9, 2020, after Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants and retail establishments, to reopen with limitations. Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with restrictions. This article provides an update of the status of the Las Vegas market since Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen.

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

Over the past few decades, environmental and social factors, such as modernized living, have been driving the growth of wellness. While hotels are finding different ways to engage in this trend by incorporating wellness-related elements into the guest’s journey, destination spas are taking wellness to the next level with their unique offerings. This article takes a deep dive into wellness-hospitality development and discusses its distinguishing characteristics and key success factors.

HVS Monday Musings: Quality Hotel Supply is the Key to Developing Fledgling Tourist Destinations

Hotels play a key role in creating successful leisure destinations. Good quality hotel supply can go a long way in developing fledgling tourist places into established leisure destinations. Read on to know more.
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