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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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capex planning

Highest and Best Use – CapEx Planning

Most hotel management companies and hospitality asset owners are at the front end of CapEx planning for 2018 and beyond.  Most participants in this planning will ask themselves, at one point or another; “Is CapEx planning a horrible waste of my time?”

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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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Iran tourism

Iran as a Major Opportunity for US Hotel Brands and Developers

By: Shirin Heidary and Albert Pucciarelli of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP Hyatt, InterContinental, Hilton, Sheraton – these United States hotel brands were once associated with Iran. During the Shah era, Hilton had a hotel in Tehran called the Royal Tehran Hilton; InterContinental had one called the Tehran InterContinental; Sheraton had the Arya-Sheraton Hotel; and […]

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