Hotel Investment News Blog

The hotel investment news blog by Vojo Ventures, provides practical tips to hotel investors on topic like funding, financing, due-diligence, acquisition and other worthy news and articles.

Market Research & Feasibility Study for a Hotel or Resort

View of the pool and the deck chairs at the Makuti Villas Resort

At Vojo Ventures we know how indispensable a feasibility study is for a hotel, a hostel, resort or a B&B. As experts in hotel assets management and having opened various hotels and resorts we have noticed that many hoteliers make decisions based on assumptions when it comes to their new hotel concept, without conducting any notable research on building a hotel business that will be consistently profitable and competitive. 

We want to share our advice and help at this moment when you are writing your ideas down on paper and benchmark them against the market to determine the chance of success of your hotel, hostel, resort or B&B.

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Who Do You Trust with your Hotel Investment?

Views of the sea from the hotel rooms at Pietermaai Boutique Hotel

Investing in hotel real-estate requires a lot of funds. We are talking about tens or hundreds of millions of dollars/euros. You need to ensure a proper ROI is generated with such a strategic investment. Moreover hotels are a multi-million dollar operation. In any other industry we would be looking for a well experienced CEO to manage such a company. Who would you trust to manage your hotel investment?

Surprisingly enough we see many hotels being managed by former F&B or Front Desk managers with little true experience in finance or business strategies. The hospitality industry is known for its policy to promote from within. Putting an un-experienced or not sufficiently skilled manager in charge of your hotel operation without the proper support team, means you are taking a risk with the results of your investment.

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Turn Around a Distressed Hotel Asset in 6 Months

Hotel Room of Almalusa Hotel with a king size bed

We have been faced with this challenge many times, and it seems it oftenboils down to the same. It might surprise you that generally the problem is due to a lack of insight in independent hotels on how the travel industry really works. As experts at hotel investment, we know that there is also a shortage of understanding in the business in general. As a result hotel assets become distressed and are in dire need to be turned around.

Many properties are built without sufficient planning and ran by under qualified management. Yes, unfortunately many hotel businesses are challenged with not having the right staff and management that truly comprehend their job. They lack the capability of connecting the dots between the work they are doing and the financial results of the hotel.

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5 Reasons Why Hotel Investments Fail and How to Avoid Them

Detail of a table with breakfast in the terrace of the San Domenico Palace Hotel

Hospitality is a multi-billion dollar business in which finances weigh heavily. The ultimate goal has always been to increase revenue and achieve a strong return-on-investment. But until you get there, there can be a long and sometimes bumpy road ahead. Many hotels nowadays fall short when it comes to meeting their financial goals and they are likely to fail. This can be traced back to a multitude of reasons, therefore, we went into a few of the most important reasons hotel investments fail, along with our friends at TrustYou.

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The 5 Essential Hotel Due Diligence Areas to Guide Your Acquisition

Mabi Hotel Room with two queen beds

What is ‘hotel due diligence’?

Hotel due diligence is the thorough and wide-ranging investigation into a hotel property when considering for acquisition. It is an essential step for would-be hotel buyers as it analyses all aspects of a hotel’s business. This lets the buyer know each and every aspect of the hotel and helps avoid any surprises that could come later. Ultimately, it informs the buyer’s purchasing decision, and can help guide hotel strategy.

In this article we look at the five main areas to consider when carrying out your own hotel due diligence. Before we begin, it must be said that hotel due diligence should never be rushed or compromised in any way. It is a crucial step of the hotel investment process that must be all-encompassing and analytical. If not, it can negatively impact your ROI.

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