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Rodney G. Clough

Senior Managing Director at HVS

CloughRod Clough, MAI, is the Senior Managing Director of the HVS Denver office; Rod is also a partner in the HVS Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Mexico City offices. This group of offices represents over 60 hotel industry professionals and executes over 2,000 assignments a year. Rod has been working in the hospitality industry for 20 years and is a graduate of Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. He is a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) and a state-certified general appraiser. Contact Rod at (303) 443-3933 or [email protected] Follow Rod on Twitter at: @rodneyclough

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2019 HVS Performance Report: Spa Department

On average, spa and wellness departments run profitably and can contribute significantly to a hotel's bottom line. This report is our second annual performance report published by HVS that tracks and monitors spa department performance and profitability.

2020 United States Hotel Industry Outlook

The U.S. economy continues to hold strong, showing great resiliency. The overall strength in consumer spending and confidence has benefited the U.S. hotel industry, as well, driving gains in hotel demand, although not at quite a high enough level to balance the new supply that opened in 2019.

Equity Yield Rates on the Decline

HVS continually tracks the rates of return on the assets on which we consult. In our most recent review, we found that equity yield rates, on average, have shown a continued trend of decline in the full-service and luxury hotels sector, as well as the lower-tier limited-service sector, with the select-service and upscale limited-service sector showing stability.

Taking the Pulse of the Nation’s Largest Hotel Markets

On recent visits to Las Vegas to host an internal training meeting at Mandalay Bay and then to complete a consulting engagement at a suburban limited-service hotel, I found the city to be extremely active.

HVS 2019 Hotel Parking Survey

Most hotels in urban centers profit considerably off of available parking capacity and, depending on the garage size and operational strategy of the hotel owner, garages can be significant value drivers.
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