Hotel Investment Strategies, LLC
Hotel Investment Strategies is a global hotel investment advisory firm that uses pioneering analytical techniques and innovative quantitative methods to assist investors and managers of hotels, eliminate costly surprises, make better decisions, and add business value to their bottom line.
STOP WASTING MONEY on ineffective forecasts!
Using forecasts without prediction intervals is like navigating a treacherous mountain road without guardrails
The most effective efficieny analysis is one that controls for external factors such as competition, and matches hotels on their internal, controllable variables.
Effective performance measures are the key to increased productivity
But using the wrong measures can actually make things worse
“Ross has a well-deserved reputation and a demonstrated record for providing exceptional service to clients by using highly quantitative decision, risk, efficiency and productivity techniques to maximise returns in the acquisition, development, financing, management and disposition of hotel real estate assets.
His skills include the strategic and tactical implications of real estate cycles on investment decision-making and the use of pioneering efficiency and productivity techniques to improve the profitability of hotel portfolios.”
Dr. Bjorn Hanson, Former Divisional Dean and now Clinical Professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. Former Global Leader of PwC’s Hospitality & Leisure Practice
Founder & CEO
Hotel investment strategies, LLC
Ross Woods is a seasoned hotel investment advisor with over 30 years of global experience in hotel asset management, portfolio management, and hotel advisory services. Known for his collaborative-based consulting style that integrates a high level of strategic and analytical expertise, his “smarts” are sought by clients to solve complex issues, make better decisions and realize the highest risk-adjusted investment returns.
His clients include banks, private investors, REITs and hotel management companies in the United States, South East Asia, Australasia, Europe, and Dubai.
We recently completed a value-based pricing assignment for a client that owns several luxury hotels in the US. The hotels are located in highly competitive markets which were classified as such by the use of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index. Each of the hotels were...
Our previous post, "Significant Growth in Indonesia's Star-Rated Hotel Supply 1985-2018", generated much discussion about how the growth at the provincial level was distributed among the star-ratings. In this post we have briefly reviewed the growth in rooms by star...
The Relationship Between the Cost of Living & Average Daily Rates in the Top 25 Hotel Markets – 2018
Have you ever wondered if there is a relationship between the average daily rate (ADR) achieved by a hotel market and the cost of living (COL) in that market? Based on our detailed econometric models, we know that real ADR (inflation adjusted) in any quarter, is a...