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New Bank Regulations Could Dampen Hotel Lending

New Bank Regulations Could Dampen Hotel Lending

On Jan. 1, U.S. banks are required to adopt new underwriting criteria based on Basel-3 guidelines, which will sharply increase the capital banks must hold in reserve against “acquisition, development, or construction” loans above 80 percent loan-to-value (LTV) and where ...

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Hoteliers Continue to be Sharp with Budgeting Accuracy

Hoteliers Continue to be Sharp with Budgeting Accuracy

It’s time to throw away the Ouija boards. Apparently, predicting the performance of U.S. hotels has become easy for managers. For the third consecutive year, management’s projections of revenues, expenses, and profits contained in their budgets have been extremely accurate. ...

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Assessing the True Cost of Franchise Fees

Assessing the True Cost of Franchise Fees

The series of fees that hotel companies charge their franchisees covers a variety of services provided by the franchisor. PKF Hospitality Research’s annual Trends in the Hotel Industry survey discretely captures four of these fees—advertising and marketing, reservations, royalty, and loyalty ...

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Taking Advantage of New Hotel Tax Incentives

Taking Advantage of New Hotel Tax Incentives

Hotel owners now have a multitude of tax benefits available to them. These benefits come in the form of both conventional tax incentives like cost segregation, which has recently undergone changes, to incentives that help save energy, like alternative energy ...

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Laurus Corporation Acquires Marriott Warner Center Hotel

Laurus Corporation Acquires Marriott Warner Center Hotel

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—Laurus Corporation, a U.S.-based private real estate investment and development firm, has acquired the Marriott Warner Center hotel in Woodland Hills, Calif. Woodland Hills is located in the heart of Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley region, an ...

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