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Category: Asset Management

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..

How Investors Want Brand Standards to Shift

The focus for brand standards needs to change, with firmer attention on making sure owners get a return on their investments, hotel owners and asset managers said. Speaking during a meeting of the Lodging Industry Investment Council in early October, Aik Hong Tan, principal at Greenwood Hospitality Group, said the brand standards now should focus..

Parsing Hotel ‘Hygiene Theater’ From Truly Effective Health Protocols

hotelAVE featured in article discussing cleaning protocols.  Read the original article here! Essentially every hotel company launched a heightened health and cleaning protocol following the coronavirus pandemic to give guests the confidence to book a stay. But they aren’t always effective, according to one company aiming to be a third-party cleaning verification provider to the hotel..

Labor Forecasting Post-COVID 19 – Why Using “Old” Productivity Metrics and Job Classifications Doesn’t Work

By:  Jordan Bell, VP, PostScript Hospitality, hotelAVE’s Operational Efficiency division As hotels gear up to reopen, owners and operators will rely heavily on their property teams to produce operating forecasts to guide their bumpy ride back to stabilization. An important part of these forecasts will be the estimates of future labor needs required in a..

hotelAVE cited by

The article, titled “Hotels Could Face $9 Billion in New Costs to Stay Squeaky Clean,” features hotelAVE’s estimates on the collective cost new cleaning protocols could cost the hotel industry annually. The article notes that the hotelAVE study “estimates a bulk of added cleaning costs will come from the higher frequency of cleaning public spaces,..

Covid-19 Cleanliness and Social Distancing Protocols Could Cost Hotel Industry $9 Billion Annually

As hoteliers begin to welcome travelers back, the extra sanitation steps and cleanliness standards necessary to keep guests and employees safe will be more costly than owners and operators anticipate. Maintaining impeccable cleanliness, executing quality food and beverage and delivering hospitable guest experiences have always been bedrock operating principles that hotel managers must now reinvent..