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  • Product Council Outlook on Travel Trends

    July 15, 2019

    How are tourism trends shaking up the real estate industry?

  • InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland: A Former Quarry Adapted as a Luxury Hotel

    June 3, 2019

    The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel in China’s Songjiang District, near Shanghai, appears modest when approached from ground level because only two storeys project above ground and green roofs help them blend into the surrounding greenery. But when guests step inside, they see the dramatic construction, attached to the rock like a hanging garden.

  • 15 Principles of Authenticity: Making Real Estate Real

    April 26, 2019

    Everybody is talking about authenticity. It is mentioned practically on a daily basis in the real estate world. But authenticity is more than a buzzword to boost returns. It is a must-have component of successful placemaking.

  • Hotels That Spin Their Own Tales

    April 1, 2019

    Nashville’s new boutique hotels capitalize on a sometimes bawdy history, art and artifacts—and even a fictional persona.

  • Hospitality Market in Japan Increasingly Bifurcated between High- and Low-End Options

    November 26, 2018

    The hotel industry in Japan is evolving, with new lodging models emerging, some of which incorporate elements of the burgeoning sharing economy. A panel of real estate and hotel experts at the ULI Japan Fall Conference, held in Tokyo in November, discussed the “capsule hotel” and other models in Japan.

  • In Brief: Six Midyear Trends in the U.S. Hotel Sector

    September 24, 2018

    According to research by Marcus & Millichap, the accelerating U.S. economy, supported by strong employment growth and rising confidence levels, bodes well for continued hotel property performance. Elevated consumer and business confidence levels will likely buoy room demand through the remainder of the year, keeping occupancy at a record high and supporting growth in revenue per available room.

  • Tech and Manufacturing Driving Growth in Southern U.S. Markets

    August 27, 2018

    While America’s South continues on a steady course with a growing population and an increasing number of jobs, officials are acting on some challenges, which include traffic, housing affordability, education needs, and the rising cost of construction.

  • Product Council Outlook for Hotel Design

    July 30, 2018

    Experts in hotel development discuss the rising popularity of social spaces in hotels, the role of technology in the hotel experience, the ways guests are shaping in-room furniture design, the competition from Airbnb, the need for “Instagrammable” spaces in hotels, and changing approaches to hotel restaurants.

  • How Two New Florida Hotel Concepts Are Competing with Airbnb, Marriott

    July 2, 2018

    Florida remains one of the healthiest worldwide hospitality centers. Hotel occupancy in Miami-Dade rose to 87.9 percent in March from 85.7 percent in the same month last year, and the average daily room rate in was also up. At a panel discussion during ULI’s 2018 Florida Summit, two hotel developers shared how their decision to lean into the evolving trends within hospitality and tourism have bred overwhelming success.

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