Hotel Management April 9, 2012 : Page 1
■ ➔ pulse Number of hotels 2011 33 27 18 EUROPEAN DEALING.. Top 3 European sellers 2011 The Leading Hospitality News Authority Since 1875 HotelManagement.net Vol. 227, No. 4 | April 9, 2012 A Questex Hospitality Group Publication ➊ Louvre Hotels ➋ Jarvis Hotels ➌ B&B Hotels Group Source: HVS London SEE PAGE 12 FOR MORE TRENDS & STATS IHIF 2012 Globalization stays at top of mind in Berlin IHIF draws 1,700 from around the world to discuss industry recovery By Stephanie Ricca EDITOR IN CHIEF HM | STEPHANIE RICCA SEE RELATED COVERAGE: ◾ EMEA, Russia in focus B ERLIN –In a year characterized by a stag-nant European economy and growing demand from emerging world markets, globalization was top of mind at the 15th annual International Hotel Investment Page 36 Forum in Berlin. The annual March conference brought more than 1,700 hotel owners, developers and operators from around the world to the InterContinental Berlin to discuss topics ranging from global travel trends to specifi c market performance. Speakers David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World See Globalization | page 36 Daniel Thorniley, president of DT-Global Business Consulting, urged hoteliers to pay close attention to affordable innovation as a way to reach travelers in emerging nations and grow profi tability. IHG’s new brand Even Hotels indulges health-minded travelers By David Eisen MANAGING EDITOR The hotel entrance will be a study in natural design. EVEN HOTELS N ATIONAL R EPORT –InterConti-nental Hotels Group is betting big on health-conscious hospital-ity. Th e hotel company’s fi rst new brand in eight years, Even Hotels, is also its most specifi c, targeting the wellness-minded traveler, who Christian Hempell, IHG’s VP of new business develop-ment and delivery, told Hotel Management makes up close to 40 percent of the traveling public. See Wellness | page 44 ONE – on – ONE Fairmont Hotels’ JENNIFER FOX This president combines a career in international management with brand development | See page 14 ■ ➔ DEVELOPMENT. inside this issue TECHNOLOGY. DESIGN. Save on water, save some money As utility costs continue to soar, hotels actively search for ways to become more sustainable. PAGE 38. Fundamentals near 2007 levels Limited development and healthy metrics will typify 2012, as lenders look to unload hotels. PAGE 12. Digital signage grows up Brands put a new focus on exploring the opportunities presented by digital signage. PAGE 32.