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  • Hospitality & leisure: Research: PwC
    section data can provide a wealth of information that may not be apparent without proper data organization and analyses Powerful analytical tools such as econometrics statistics and mathematical programming reveal patterns and uncover relationships among different variables for example property profitability and brand affiliation Econometrics and statistical tools reveal which patterns and relationships are statistically significant not due to chance and which are random These tools transform data into knowledge By providing distinctive quality research the PwC Hospitality Leisure Research team assists senior management investors lenders operators brand managers Wall Street analysts litigators and product and service providers The disciplines of economics statistics and operations research provide the foundation for the framework and design of our research engagements as well as the tools for data analysis If this is your situation You need an understanding of future lodging performance indicators across geographies and market segments Market share losses prompt you to seek a comprehensive plan for a new brand product strategy You seek to understand and focus on key internal and external growth drivers as well as evaluate alternative scenarios of asset portfolio mix performance How PwC can help you From data gathering to reporting of findings PwC professionals apply best practices developed through years of academic training and specialized hospitality experience to provide Effective data gathering through expert formulation of search strategies skillful mining searching of retrieval systems mastery of survey methods including interviewing techniques and critical evaluation of data sources and providers Accurate processing of data and information through summarization integration synthesis and data exploratory techniques Application of statistical and econometric techniques Articulate and concise statement of findings conclusions and implications for clients Examples where our research professionals help clients include Consumer and hotel property surveys to assist a global lodging company with a new brand differentiation strategy Product pricing and identification of target market segments to plan a company s entry into new international markets using econometrics and conjoint analysis Identification of success attributes of hotel properties using multiple discriminant analyses to guide resource allocation toward investments that are most closely linked to profitability Econometric modeling and forecasting to craft a development plan for mid market and upscale lodging products in the US Establishment surveys to measure the size of industries or industry segments in terms of revenues or demand potential and the economic impact on national and regional economies such as PwC s pioneering studies for the US spa timeshare cruise line and extended stay hotel industries Original or innovative industry studies including analysis of competitive dynamics among industry participants and identification of the most important drivers of industry performance in many sectors in the hospitality and leisure industry such as lodging food and beverage leisure travel timeshare gaming spa cruise line golf convention centers and conference centers Making a difference PwC specialists introduced the first econometric forecasting model to the lodging industry The model accurately predicted turning points beginnings of recoveries or downturns in industry performance ahead of their actual occurrences and with considerable lead

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  • Hospitality & leisure: Transaction services: PwC
    and competition If this is your situation You are considering acquiring a lodging company but there is market or competitive uncertainty that might impact its current and future value You are looking at buying a casino company but market saturation and potential anti trust rulings could impact growth projections set by management After completing your initial due diligence on a hospitality company the revenue and EBIT projections put forth by the seller appear to be aggressive relative to historic levels How PwC can help you From a single asset to portfolios of 100 or more properties our professionals provide an industry dedicated team approach to each transaction This approach is supported by hospitality research that leads the industry in econometric based national and local market forecasting PwC teams serve the hospitality industry in mergers and acquisitions advisory due diligence support and related transaction services Analysis As an investor enters the due diligence process for a potential acquisition our professionals perform the research and analysis that supports the final decision on the purchase of an asset or a portfolio of properties Our services include analyses of market performance trends and property historical operating performance financial analysis of estimates of future performance property by region chain scale brand and lender and evaluation of management contracts franchise affiliations tax assessment levels technology life safety competitive positioning local market risks and property improvement plan requirements and capital expenditures Valuation Valuation of individual assets and portfolios is often an element of our transaction services solution Individual property appraisals form the foundation for financing and equity investment decisions while the ability of our specialists to analyze overall portfolio values through rollups by lender region and brand offers the essential intelligence into the portfolio s performance against initial investments and against local and national trends Our Hospitality

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  • Hospitality & leisure: Valuation & appraisal: PwC
    is your situation You are considering a bid on a large portfolio of select service hotels and you need to determine which properties to hold and which to sell You are involved in a dispute about partnership interests You want to acquire a lodging REIT but there is market or competitive uncertainty that might impact the current or future value of the underlying assets You need to underwrite a complex mixed use leisure development consisting of multiple hotels a casino resort whole and fractional ownership residential units and a marina How PwC can help you Fully dedicated to the lodging industry PwC professionals hold the highest designations in appraisal certification MAI and real estate consulting CRE Combining financial expertise with industry knowledge we help our clients understand the issues that underlie value and provide them with the most comprehensive and reputable valuation services in the hospitality industry We recognize the individuality of each valuation engagement and develop a scope of services that emphasizes the most important issues While fundamental valuation theory applies across all projects each hospitality asset s unique characteristics are critical to accurately understand its underlying value Our extensive range of industry valuation expertise can help you resolve issues involving Portfolio size We perform valuation services for single asset appraisals to 100 plus asset portfolios Asset size Our group s experience extends to valuing hotel assets of every size from boutique properties to full scale mixed use resorts Property use We possess experience in asset valuation for every use of the hospitality industry from conference centers to casinos to convention hotels and mixed use developments Chain scale Our valuation experience ranges from the most basic of economy segmented assets to the most recognized and prestigious of luxury assets Use of valuation Our valuation services help our clients secure

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  • Online hotel reviews: the guests' verdict: PwC
    firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Online hotel reviews the guests verdict Download Online reputations Why hotel reviews matter and how hotels respond PwC s study on Online reputations why hotel reviews matter and how hotels respond Online reviews are an important source of information for customers booking accommodation and travel Even if they do not book their travel online most customers will at least review Online Travel Agencies OTAs and review sites before making a booking decision Furthermore hotel managers are using online reviews to their advantage The reviews complement traditional market research and reveal many insights on how well a hotel is meeting its guests expectations Managers can use this information to identify gaps in their service offering and launch remedial action to make sure that guests are satisfied in the future Some of the key global findings are that Online reviewers tend to rate eastern European hotels highly Cleanliness and location tend to be rated most highly everywhere Five star hotels are likely to be better at responding to feedback than 3 and 4 star hotels Cape Town leads in overall online reputation About the study The data is based on

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  • Changing the game: outlook for the global sports market to 2015: Hospitality and leisure: PwC
    Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites PwC Outlook for the global sports market to 2015 Download Changing the game outlook for the global sports market to 2015 Global revenues set to rise to 145bn The second edition of our outlook for the sports industry predicts that global sports revenues will grow to US 145 3 billion over the period 2010 2015 at an annual compound growth rate of 3 7 percent Drivers include a rebound in TV advertising the on going migration of sports to pay TV and the return of financial services and automotive companies to sponsorship plus a number of major sports events in London Sochi and Brazil over the period So what s the story behind the data This report gives our take on the trends impacting the key market segments Gate revenues still the biggest source of revenues in most markets but the success stories will be those who wrap their events inside a live entertainment experience Sponsorship sponsors are no longer just interested in raising profile but about deeper engagement with the fans Media rights sport is going social are you ready Merchandising are you able to engage

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  • Industrial manufacturing CEOs challenge the COO agenda: PwC
    Family business IFRS Legal People and organisation Sustainability climate change Tax About us Global Annual Review Our leadership team Code of conduct Corporate responsibility Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Industrial manufacturing CEOs challenge the COO agenda Download From PwC s recent CEO survey we see that industrial manufacturing CEOs are slightly more pessimistic about the economic outlook than other CEOs less worried about the prospect of major disruptions to their industry and keenly aware of the changing

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  • Industrial manufacturing: Rethinking innovation in industrial manufacturing: Are you up for the challenge: PwC
    Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Rethinking innovation in industrial manufacturing Are you up for the challenge Download In our work with industrial manufacturing clients we see the critical impact of innovation up close every day It s one sector where innovation has a dramatic impact on not just the bottom line of individual companies but also on the productivity of entire sectors like mining construction or agriculture And it has a dramatic impact on company competitiveness The most innovative manufacturing companies managed a 38 increase in revenues over the past three years That s nearly four times the rate of growth of the least innovative companies in the sector Most of our industrial manufacturing clients already recognise the importance of innovation But they re not always getting the benefits they could be from their investments That s where this paper comes in We drew on insights from interviews with 1 757 C suite and executive level respondents across more than 25 countries and 30 industries that are responsible for overseeing innovation within their company Our sample included

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  • Reimagining industrial manufacturing operations: PwC
    People and organisation Sustainability climate change Tax About us Global Annual Review Our leadership team Code of conduct Corporate responsibility Network governance Our contribution to the debate Genesis Park Diversity and inclusion Analyst relations Alumni Member firms worldwide Live events and discussions Strategy Research insights View featured Browse by issue Browse by industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Reimagining industrial manufacturing operations Download Insights from PwC s 2015 Global Operation Survey Industrial manufacturing companies are adapting to an increasingly volatile and disrupted world That s causing a shift in focus Competitive advantage is no longer solely about what companies do it s about how they do it using core capabilities

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