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HVS Market Pulse: Indianapolis, Indiana

By Kristen Gatti

Downtown Indianapolis experienced record visitation in 2019, led by the city's impressive calendar of national conventions and major sporting events. The award-winning Indianapolis Convention Center (ICC), which features 749,000 square feet of exhibit space and twelve connected hotels, hosts several national conventions, expositions, and events every year.

Is Housekeeping Moving From The Back To The Front Of The House?

View by Craig Hooley

"The evolution of our guest's needs never ceases to amaze me but the one priority that runs through all is confidence and trust in the hotel management team. The housekeeper team is no longer a silent contributor but an active advocate and communicator of not just what they are doing but what policies are in place to ensure the safety and security of Guests and at present that centers around hygiene."

European Hotel Investment Market 2020: Surprisingly Optimistic Results

By Kimberly Yoong

Nearly a year into our days of forced telecommuting and videoconferencing, the words 'impact of COVID-19' continue to ring in our ears. The hospitality industry has undoubtedly borne the brunt of this crisis, as many hotels across Europe continue to record single-digit occupancies, with average revenues per room down by nearly 70% in 2020.

Stress Test Before You Invest: Hotel Supply

By Susan Barry

For better or worse, the decimation of the hospitality industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has piqued the interest of investors. Private equity firms are raising new rounds of funding; SPACs are being created for the purpose of buying up distressed restaurants; and all sorts of new, opportunistic capital is sniffing around.

Sustainable Hotel Management: Trends Hoteliers should know in 2021

By Natacha Reymond

Along with the pandemic and associated health and economic concerns, climate change is driving the world's agenda. Business leaders everywhere are wrestling with how to respond to rising public and political pressure and align their systems and operations with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, established to keep global warming below 2°C and ideally 1.

How Air Travel is Changing for Good - and for the Better

By Robert Reitknecht

I recently made the decision to relocate back to my old stomping grounds of Connecticut and begin looking for a new career opportunity. I'd had a great run working at an ultra-luxury resort in Utah, where I was responsible for creating memorable experiences, inspiring strong guest and employee relationships, and collaborating with other guest experience leaders.

How To Be A Human Swiss Army Knife

By Thomas Magnuson

When you start a business you often only have one or two people so you have to fill every role, even though it's only a company of one. You may have taken classes, you may not. If you can, take a step back and ask yourself, "What business functions are needed to achieve a profit?" Then, create a simple and lean org chart, not of people, but of the functional roles needed.

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