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  • Leveraging Data and Automation at One of the World’s Largest Casinos

    December 3, 2019

    Ian Wilson, senior vice president of nongaming operations and chief operating officer, Marina Bay Sands, addressed the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium, explaining how the resort-casino operator uses data in its operations.

  • The Rise of Pop-up Hotels

    October 21, 2019

    New, tech-based companies create temporary apartment hotels, monetize absorption vacancies, and stimulate urban mixed-use projects.

  • Enhancing the Hotel Guest Experience through Sustainability

    July 16, 2019

    Wise choices in fixtures, finishes, and functions may draw guests’ attention.

  • 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.

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