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Top 5 Artsiest Hotels in America Revealed

Top 5 Artsiest Hotels in America Revealed

Time was - only a decade or two ago - that a hotel was just a place for the weary traveler to lay his/her head for the night. And many hotels looked pretty much the same. Read More »


UK Remains Europe's Top Hotel Investment Target in 2018

UK Remains Europe's Top Hotel Investment Target in 2018

UK, Germany and Spain are the three most attractive hotel investment destinations in Europe, with more than two-thirds (69%) of investors identifying these markets as the preferred countries for hotel investment in 2018. Read More »

Top Five Golf Resorts in Thailand Revealed

Top Five Golf Resorts in Thailand Revealed

Not only is it one of the top retirement havens for Australians, but with more than 250 courses scattered throughout Thailand, it has fast become a golfer's dream. Because of such, the editors at International Living Australia have just pinpointed the best golf courses in Thailand for 2018. Read More »

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live in 2018 Revealed

5 Best Caribbean Islands to Live in 2018 Revealed

According to a new report from International Living, based on affordability, value, safety and lifestyle, these five islands made their list of the Top 5 Caribbean islands to live in 2018. Read More »


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The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »


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Last Updated April 20, 2018 9:00 AM ET

North America

Time was - only a decade or two ago - that a hotel was just a place for the weary traveler to lay his/her head for the night. And many hotels looked pretty much the same.

According to a new report from International Living, based on affordability, value, safety and lifestyle, these five islands made their list of the Top 5 Caribbean islands to live in 2018.

Is it Valentine's Day already??? Seems like it was just New Year's Day! Yes, the day of romance is here. It's a day to snuggle with your Valentine, to enjoy good food and good wine, and flowers and other gifts that say you care.

Colorado-based Aspen REIT, Inc. offering statement on Form 1-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its planned $33.5 million Regulation A+ initial public offering.

It's been a doozy of a winter so far in the U.S. More snow, in some places, than many of us have ever seen in our lifetimes. More ice, more freezing roads, more sub-zero temperatures. In fact, it seems to be that kind of winter in many parts of the world.

It's ski season! And ski buffs all over America - and all over the world - are busy getting their equipment together, waxing their skis, and looking at their calendars.

Last Updated March 5, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Latin America

Panama-based Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa announced this week the resort's newest amenity, La Rosa Beach Club. The new addition features event and meeting spaces, a bar, a restaurant, a stunning waterfall and an infinity-edge pool.

Billionaire real estate developer and U.S. President Donald Trump, who once considered building luxury hotels in Cuba, is getting set to swing a sky-high verbal crane over the tiny Communist-governed nation.

More than 33,830 rooms in 199 hotel projects are under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico. The total represents a 4.4% increase in rooms under contract compared with January 2016.

Cuban President Raul Castro has confronted U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump's hardball pitch to possibly break up President Obama's one year-old detente with the Communist island nation with a hardball gesture of his own.

According to STR, hotels in the Central and South America regions recorded mixed results in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency during July 2016.

According to STR, hotels in Central and South America recorded mixed Q2, 2016 results when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency.

Last Updated April 10, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Europe

UK, Germany and Spain are the three most attractive hotel investment destinations in Europe, with more than two-thirds (69%) of investors identifying these markets as the preferred countries for hotel investment in 2018.

According to global hotel industry consultant STR, there are 184,299 hotels comprising 16,966,280 million rooms around the world in the first quarter of 2018. That number of rooms represents a 17.7% increase over the last 10 years.

Both Moscow and St. Petersburg luxury segments' Average Daily Revenue (ADR) crossed a threshold of RUB18K for the first time.

The market in the Russian capital is still riding strong, gaining volume of rooms sold in most segments and rates in some. Overall, the weighted market average occupancy of the quality hotels in the Russian capital had risen 2.6 ppt.

Homebuyers now adopt a 5 to 10-year view when purchasing a ski home, and increasingly place great value on the liquidity of their asset.

According to STR, the United Kingdom's hotel industry is in the midst of 30 consecutive months of moving average revenue-per-available-room (RevPAR) growth.

Last Updated April 4, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Not only is it one of the top retirement havens for Australians, but with more than 250 courses scattered throughout Thailand, it has fast become a golfer's dream. Because of such, the editors at International Living Australia have just pinpointed the best golf courses in Thailand for 2018.

Hong Kong led the Asia Pacific region by volume of hotel investment transactions, with 11 deals worth a total of nearly $1.5 billion in the year to September 2017.

Asia hotel investors during the first half of 2017 remained focused on gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, as they offer positive tourism and trading fundamentals.

According to a new report by JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, the flurry of hotel mergers and acquisitions seen in 2016, with high-profile deals such as Marriott International's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

According to global hotel consultant STR, Japan's hotel industry has benefited substantially from the devaluation of the Japanese yen.

It's good to be a hotel owner these days as 2015 is on track to be a record year for foreign investment into hotels says JLL.

Last Updated February 27, 2018 7:56 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported mixed performance results in January 2018, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

According to STR, the hotel industry in Dubai, recorded strong occupancy levels during the first quarter of 2017 despite continued and significant supply growth.

According to STR, the first half of Ramadan 2016 indicates that Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was the only major hotel market in the Middle East to experience an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the first two weeks of the holiday.

With the official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary summer escape, away from the crowds? Well...there are some great ones!

A newly published report by the prestigious Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews shows there are 34,011 golf facilities in 206 countries.

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