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Capex In Crisis

Steve Rushmore's May 2010 article for Lodging Hospitality.

Optimize the Bottom Line with Facility Optimization

A recent HVS Eco Services Facility Optimization analysis identified potential savings of $1,053,726 per year - a 14% reduction in annual energy costs for a portfolio of fifteen full-service hotels located in various regions across the United States.

Managing a Hotel Renovation to Minimize Guest Inconvenience and Loss of Revenue

A summary on the actions that are essential in order to initiate a "painless as possible" renovation of a hotel while concurrently minimizing the financial impact on the hotel's bottom line.

Canadian Lodging Outlook September 2007

What Were The Major Factors Affecting Capital Expenditures From 2000 To 2005?

The Value of an Owner's Representative

Discussing Project Management in the hospitality sector.

Due Diligence Process Can Make Or Break An Acquisition

One of the most important aspects of the sale and purchase of hotel properties is the technical due-diligence process. This investigation into the "bones" of an existing property can be critical to the success or failure of a hotel venture.

Extracting Value From Hotels in Hawaii Through Conversion

In this article, the authors discuss why the current trend of converting the use of transient lodging facilities in Hawaii to alternative uses is so appealing to developers.

Hotel Franchising: How To Be A Successful Franchise

Hotel owners must know what they are getting into before signing that franchise agreement.

Hospitality Lighting - Purchasing and Installation

There are many considerations purchasing agents take into account before placing a lighting purchase order for guestroom and public areas. They must examine an order from an operations point of view, as well as a guest's. A lighting fixture can be ei

The Art of Hotel Renovation

As the number of major renovations increases, it becomes ever more important to manage and control the process. One reason for the increase is that many hotels built in the 70s and 80s need more that a facelift and con't compete with newer product.