The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Five Essentials for Present Day Hotel Operations

It has been one year since the historical COVID-19 pandemic made its debut, affecting the entire population and economies around the world. It is evident that out of all the industries negatively affected by this economic tsunami, the hospitality industry has been, and will most likely remain, the most impacted and the slowest to recover. […]

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Stress Test Before You Invest: Hotel Demand

The pandemic has created challenges for hotel owners like none they have ever seen.  STR reports that U.S. hotel profits fell almost 85% in 2020, making it the worst year on record for the industry. As you may have seen in an inspirational Instagram quote (or 17), every challenge brings new opportunities, and there are […]

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Motel in the Desert

Stress Test Before You Invest: Hotel Supply

For better or worse, the decimation of the hospitality industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has piqued the interest of investors.  Private equity firms are raising new rounds of funding; SPACs are being created for the purpose of buying up distressed restaurants; and all sorts of new, opportunistic capital is sniffing around. Among […]

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Hotel Receivership Case Study: 48-Hour Deployment Due to Bankruptcy

During crisis times, the hospitality industry becomes fragile as demand is driven by guests. Conditions that affect guests also affect the business. As its nature, hospitality investments usually have longer return on investments, and sometimes detached investor profile as owning a hotel and operating it are two different practices. In this case study, 10 hotels […]

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Hotel Development: Boutique Hotels vs Chain Hotels

Boutique hotel supply and demand is growing at a much faster pace than traditional branded hotels. According to the 2019 Boutique Hotel Study by the Highland Group, demand for boutique hotels grew at a year-over-year rate of more than 8 percent, while overall US hotel demand grew a mere 2 percent in 2018. A consumer […]

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Digital Marketing Timeline for New Hotel Opening

A new hotel opening or changing of flags has so many moving parts. As an owner or manager overseeing this transition, you are likely wearing multiple hats. Here is a hotel digital marketing timeline for opening hotels to ensure you are building your website presence and a healthy channel mix that has reduced OTA dependency later down […]

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