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Third Party Management for Hotel Lodging and Food and Beverage Services

A sensitivity remaining from the recent “Great Recession” is that hotel owners are making a concerted effort to ensure that their hotel and all components of it are profitable.  This is something that is aspired to but not assured in a hotel management agreement.  To this end, many owners seek assistance in negotiating third party … Continue Reading

Playing Host

Hotel Management magazine recently noted that at the end of the day, it is the hotel management company that is really playing host to the guests as it executes the requirements of the brand and the desires of the owner.  But how does the hotel management company do this for the owner from the lawyer’s … Continue Reading

STR Making Changes

STR is making changes to the highly regarded and widely used STAR Report.  Those of us who spend time drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and understanding hotel management agreements know that an important element of a management agreement is the Performance Test, and that a critical element of the typical two pronged performance test is the RevPAR … Continue Reading

Difference Between Club and Hotel Management Agreements

Often, a club management agreement reads exactly like a hotel management agreement, with the word “hotel” changed to “club.” This should not be the case. Clubs have unique characteristics that should be considered in drafting a club management agreement. 1. If the club is a member-owned club, it is not a profit-seeking business. As a … Continue Reading

Midnight Raid 2.0, Hotel Management Agreements Under Siege – Hot Topic – Georgetown University Law Center’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit 2013

Midnight Raid Panel Grabs Attention. Hotel Management Agreements and the midnight raid once again took center stage recently at the Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center, and was the topic of discussion among attendees long after the panelist had concluded their final remarks. The panel of very seasoned and experienced … Continue Reading

Hotels as Leased Assets

Historically, the U.S. centric model for hotel management was and is the hotel management agreement.This has been in stark comparison to the European model for hotel management, which was not a management agreement at all, but rather a lease of the hotel to the management company.… Continue Reading
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