The Economic Ascent of the Hotel Business is about the hotel business and the economic contexts in which it has evolved. Slattery presents an understanding of the structural development of the economies in which hotels operate and which provide the potential for hotel demand and supply to grow. He draws on contemporary data and events to chart the historic development of economies and of the hotel business to illustrate patterns in this fundamental relationship. He also focuses on the economic conditions that produced hotel chains and provides a more comprehensive basis on which future developments in hotel demand, supply and performance can be understood. A review of the structural development of economies from the historic agrarian period to modern service business economies; Events are tracked at each economic stage to illustrate that the patterns in hotel demand and supply that emerges were a reflection of the economic developments; Extensive data is drawn on to track the development of international hotel chains and link them to the structural development of economies. Essential reading for hotel executives, their advisors and investors, as well as those studying the hospitality industry.
Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Limited
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"For someone as devoted to the business as me, it is fascinating."
Sir David Michels, formerly Chief Executive, The Hilton Group
"Invaluable for analysts and corporate financiers forecasting the hotel business."
Simon M. Johnson, investment banker, UBS
"This will be a classic."
Michael Olsen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, USA
For someone as devoted to the business as me, it is fascinating. -- Sir David Michels, formerly Chief Executive, The Hilton Group