Author Bio

Luigi Major

Vice President, Houston at HVS

Luigi Major, MAI has worked on appraisal and consulting assignments for more than 1,000 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, including work on several large-scale, international hotel portfolios and mixed-use developments. His work has helped build hotels, secure loans for hotel renovations and transactions, and guide plans for a wide variety of hotel ventures. His conclusions have held up under scrutiny, and many of his recommendations have come to fruition, attesting to Luigi’s standards for objectivity, organization, and analysis. His passion for the business of hotels speaks for itself, and you can rest assured that this complement of qualities will deliver the most comprehensive, insightful, and well-supported assistance on your next acquisition and development venture.

Luigi graduated from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He joined the HVS Dallas office in 2007 and also worked jointly with the HVS Mexico City office for a couple of years before transitioning to the HVS Houston office in 2012. In addition, Luigi has authored multiple articles on performance trends and dynamics of hotel markets. Luigi focuses on debt and equity financing for hotels. He is a Designated Member (MAI) of the Appraisal Institute.

In his free time, Luigi enjoys practicing yoga, CrossFit, and meditation, as well as learning French; he also loves to read. Living in Venezuela as a child left Luigi with an appreciation of Latin culture (as well as an undying accent), and travel continues to fulfill his desire to learn about new places and meet new people.

Articles by Luigi Major (7)

HVS Hotel Development Cost Survey 2017/18

In 2017/18, the national lodging market continued to climb to new heights. In 2017, hotels in the United States operated at the highest occupancy and average rates ever recorded, with additional growth across both metrics in the 2018 year-to-date period. Hotel development activity ...

Blurred Lines Between Hotels and Airbnb

In this new day in age, the meaning of travel has taken an interesting turn in terms of what is driving consumers away from home. The generation of material pleasantries has come and gone, and what people are really looking for these days are new and engaging experiences. Curiosity ...

Top 6 Hotel Success Factors

What makes some hotels more successful than others? It is true that the selection of a site, market, brand, and management team are crucial to the success of a property. But after many years at HVS in the Consulting & Valuation division, and hundreds of consulting assignments ...