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Category: Asset Management

Michelle Russo of Hotel Asset Value Enhancement on How to Create a Travel Experience that Keeps People Coming Back for More

Enhanced technology — digital chat functions that address guest requests (instead of calling the operator and possibly being put on hold or getting the request wrong), increased adoption of mobile check in, and technology for other transactional purposes including making spa or restaurant reservations, ordering a drink by the pool, or to request a late..

Five Tips To Profit As Pent-Up Demand Finally Emerges

When Omicron hit in full force, the rate of RevPAR recovery (as a percentage of 2019) in January and February stepped down from December’s level as consumers cancelled upcoming trips in the short-term and delayed future travel planning. As a result, nationwide occupancies dipped to 84% of 2019 levels during the first three weeks of January 2022, compared to above fair share in certain weeks in December, based on STR data.

NYU 2021

Unable to attend the 2021 NYU Conference? Check out hotelAVE’s Key Conference Takeaways!   1) GREEN SHOOTS DRIVING CONFIDENCE STR forecasting nominal RevPAR recovery one year earlier – now 2023. Return of international travel, expected business and strong group pace bodes well for 2022. 2) UNCERTAINTY IN UNDERWRITING RECOVERY AND      INFLATION IMPACT While..

People on the move at hotelAVE, Louvre hotels and HSMAI

Executive roles are being filled at hotelAVE and Louvre Hotels Group, while the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has introduced its 2021 Americas board. Here’s a look: Stephen Stoycos joins hotelAVE as EVP of hospitality advisory & consulting: Hotel Asset Value Enhancement (hotelAVE) has appointed Stephen Stoycos as EVP of the firm’s hospitality..

Hotel Management Companies Versus Hotel Asset Managers – What’s the Difference?

Hotel operators have many responsibilities that typically center around “day to day operations”, including hiring and training employees, ensuring high guest satisfaction, defining operating procedures, complying with brand standards, complying with local laws, pricing hotel rooms and other revenue sources, marketing the business, managing hotel bank accounts, and purchasing operating supplies, to name a few. ..

Hotel Asset Management: A Guide

While general real estate asset management has existed for decades, hotel asset management evolved as a specialization beginning in the early 1990s, and for good reason.  To maximize hotel real estate value, owners need hotel asset managers qualified un-biased advocates with specific expertise in hotel operations, real estate and capital markets.    Interested in learning more..

Market in Decline? – It’s time to focus on fundamentals and implement these metrics and operational strategies to maximize financial performance during declining economic periods

Industry prognosticators continue to revise the U.S. lodging outlook downward. In a declining economic period like the one currently underway, hoteliers—including owners, asset managers, and operators—need to proactively develop and implement strategies that preserve both top and bottom lines, and best allow them to successfully navigate lean times. Here, we present and discuss a number..

Managing the Total Hotel Investment – Strategies to Maximize Owner Returns

Hotel asset value and owner returns are influenced not only by cash flow from operations, but also by many other considerations. These include acquisition cost, capital expenditure requirements, capitalization rates, the amount and cost of debt, brand and operator encumbrances, physical condition, and upside opportunities. All of these factors must be actively managed within a..

hotelAVE Recognized with 2019 Hilton Legacy Award

hotelAVE has been recognized with a 2020 Hilton Legacy Award for Hilton Garden Inn, Top Performer. The annual awards program celebrates owners and development partners in the Americas for contributions toward brand excellence and development efforts. Hilton recognized nearly 60 high performing owners and developers across 15 different categories.   The Legacy Awards recognize the..

Where brand concessions have had biggest impact

Steering a firm with more than U.S. $5.5 billion in assets under management and a deep track record, hotelAVE CEO Michelle Russo has a firm grasp of both the big picture and the day-to-day details. She recently shared her perspective on how the owner-brand dynamic has evolved, best coping strategies for owners and how the..