Asset Management

Hard Rock Hotels to Add Management Services, Hotels 

Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts plans to add five hotels per year and develop a new management function. ...

Vendor News June 15, 2012 

News and notes from hotel vendors....

Vendor News May 15, 2012 

Noble House Ready to Brand its Properties 

Noble House Hotels & Resorts has added the 156-room Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale to its collection of managed properties. Itís the 17th property for the Seattle-based company which owns and manages boutique hotels and resorts spanning the four coastal corners of America. ...

New Designation Created for Senior Asset Managers 

As the hotel industry has grown, so has the need for qualified asset managers. The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) was created in 1991 and the group earlier this month unveiled the formation of the Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM) designation. ...

Melchiorri Brings Lodging to TV with ďHotel ImpossibleĒ 

Anthony Melchiorri isnít a TV personality doing a hotel show. Heís a hotel guy doing a TV show. His resume and approach on camera make that clear from the first episode of ďHotel Impossible,Ē a new original weekly one-hour series premiering Monday, April 9 at 10 p.m. on the Travel Channel....

Vendor News March 15, 2012 

Roundup of vendor news and notes....

Understanding Market First Step to Turnaround  

Tom Engel spent the 1980s helping launch brands like Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza and Hawthorn Suites, then turned his attention to managing the hotel portfolio of AXA Equitable during the 1990s as an executive vice president of its $1.8 billion lodging and leisure group. Engel now often finds himself in between the brand and owner as an asset manager....

Is Outsourcing the Answer for Hotel F&B? 

Hoteliers have long struggled with what to do with food and beverage. Is it a profit center, an enticement to book a meeting, or a necessary evil? Regardless of your opinion, f&b typically accounts for more than one-fourth of a full-service hotelís revenues and...

Vendor News August 15, 2011 

Roundup of vendor news....

Vendor News July 15, 2011 

Ex-Hammons Executive Tarwater Lands Development Post 

Scott Tarwater, a veteran hotel industry executive and former right-hand man to legendary developer John Q. Hammons, has a new job. Tarwater, who left the Hammons organization last fall in a management shakeup, is now chief development officer for OíReilly Hospitality Management, an ambitious and well-funded lodging development and management company based in Missouri....

Vendor News June 1, 2011 

Hotel Borrowers Caught In ĎNo Manís Landí 

Some hotel borrowers are venting their frustration over special servicersí unavailability for advice at the same time the hoteliers face the threat of default. ďIím in no-manís land,Ē fumed Nitin Shah, president of Imperial Investments Group in Norcross, Ga. at the 23rd annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference held recently in Atlanta....

Oh, What a Tangled Web CMBS Hotel Loan Delinquencies Weave  

Since 2003, roughly $110 billion of lodging mortgage debt has been originated and securitized into real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs) in the United States, collateralized by slightly over 18,000 lodging properties. To put this number into greater context, there are by several estimates roughly 51,000 hotels in the entire U.S. hotel market....

Hotel Receivers Talk Turnaround Strategies 

Working as a hotel receiver isnít for the faint of heart. The assignment often comes on short notice, sometimes includes a surprised and hostile borrower and a property whose physical structure, staff and cash flow have deteriorated. ...

Savvy Management Is Key to Success at Distressed Hotels 

Lodging is the most management-intensive segment of the commercial real estate industry. And while location and financial structure are critical, operating performance may be the primary driver of value in a hotel investment. So when a property becomes distressed or goes into default or bankruptcy, itís crucial that competent, experienced and honest management be able to step in quickly to stabilize the situation....

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