Type of Submission

Refereed Article


This study revisits the issue of accuracy in contemporary hotel valuation. Along with the hotel valuation techniques used by Rushmore (1992) and Chen and Kim (2010), this study uses the cost approach and the automated valuation model (AVM) in its examination of contemporary hotel valuation techniques. Fourteen randomly selected hotel firms are analyzed using nine valuation approaches. The valuation results are then compared to the market values of these firms to assess which technique provides the most robust and supportable estimate.Research results reveal that, at least for the analyzedsample, thediscounted cash flow(DCF) technique provides themost realistic estimate of a hotel firm’s value. Results also show that the valuation estimate of AVM is significantly different from both Band of Investment methods. As such, the process of valuing hotel properties is better understood.