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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
22 November 2010
Mixed-use can be a key to unlock value. But "standards" can be critical to protect the value of your hotel mixed-use asset
Some years ago, we coined the term "hotel-enhanced mixed-use" to describe those dynamic mixed-use properties where the hotel acts as the "spark plug" that energizes the entire project.
Hotels can be the "ultimate amenity" for mixed-use projects because they can distinguish the project, provide a great driver of traffic, and offer an integrating hub for residential and retail customers.
Since that time, we have seen hotels in successful mixed-use properties achieve RevPAR premiums of 30% to 40%. But these success stories are written about hotel developers and brands that understood -- on the front end -- that quality control had to be hard-wired into the regime. Hotel owners and hotel brands that failed to do that have not been so lucky.
In her article below, which was recently published by Hotel Business, hotel lawyer Catherine Holmes, a senior member of the JMBM Global Hospitality Group®, offers experienced advice on how you can "Protect your mixed-use asset by creating and maintaining standards."