Last month I was an invited instructor for the Casino Resort Management course within the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. This was one of many experiential courses offered by the college and gave me the opportunity to visit Las Vegas for five days, getting a behind-the-scenes look at high-roller suites, gaming floors, and high-tech security systems.
When the first wellness-inspired 'EVEN Hotel' by IHG opened in 2014 I remember thinking, "It's not for me but there must be a bunch of people that are looking for something like this." In retrospect, I guess my assessment wasn't too far off as four years later they have only nine hotels open and 14 in the pipeline.
I read an incredibly interesting paper by Bain and Co. a few weeks ago titled "Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality", and it really got me thinking. Here is a snippet:
A few weeks ago, I signed up for a new Amazon program that allowed, at no cost to me, a portion of my purchase to be donated to a charity of my choice. All I had to do was start my shopping at "smile.
It's long been said that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. I have agreed with this assessment having worked at properties in prime locations and less than desirable locations.