By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
5 September 2008
Hotel brand proliferation offers more choices -- and challenges -- for hotel owners. What are the 5 questions every owner should ask before selecting a hotel brand?
With the battle scars earned as the hotel lawyer and advisor on several hundred hotel management agreements, my partner, Bob Braun, is one of the senior members of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®. While we have a very "deep bench" of hospitality lawyers experienced in dealing with hotel operators, Bob is one of the real veterans who has seen it all.
Bob and I work together frequently, and we often present practical guidance on many aspects of hotel management agreements at industry conferences and here on the Blog. In fact, an entire section of the Blog is devoted to Hotel Management Agreements. (Just go to www.HotelLawBlog.com and click on the "TOPICS" tab at the top, and then select "Hotel Management Agreements." Alternatively, you can point your browser to http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/management_and_franchise_agree/).
Many of our rich library of resources focus on getting the right hotel operator, and how to get a fair management agreement, but today Bob gives us 5 Questions that every hotel owner needs to ask BEFORE even getting to the hotel management agreement.
Here is Bob Braun's article. . .