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Online Reviews Are Leveling Hotel Sales

Customers have always known what to expect when choosing branded hotels. With more information and reviews online, brand-name hotels are beginning to lose revenue. Reviews are leveling sales between independently owned properties and chains that generally rely on loyalty programs ...

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La Quinta Considers Spin Off Sale

La Quinta Holdings may soon explore a sale that would keep franchise and management operations in place, according to Reuters. The company may spin off real estate assets and could file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as soon ...

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My Place Breaks Ground on Four Franchises in One Week

My Place Breaks Ground on Four Franchises in One Week

Aberdeen, S.D.—My Place Hotels of America—a recently-launched extended stay hotel brand—announced that it will be breaking ground on four new franchises across the country this week. My Place President and CEO Ryan Rivett is currently leading a delegation from Las ...

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Cvent Reveals Top U.S. Meeting Destinations for 2017

Cvent Reveals Top U.S. Meeting Destinations for 2017

Tysons Corner, Va.–Cvent, Inc., a cloud-based enterprise event management company, today revealed its annual list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States. The list was compiled according to meeting and event booking activity through ...

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REPORT: April 2017 U.S. Hotel Pipeline

According to STR’s April 2017 Pipeline Report, there are 4,843 hotel projects—encompassing 580,427 rooms—under contract in the U.S. This is a 14.7 percent increase in the number of rooms under contract from April 2016. The report also noted that there ...

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Are Loyalty Member Rates Cost Effective?

In their attempts to avoid comissions paid to online travel agencies, hotels are rolling out more initiatives that encourage guests to book rooms directly. One of these strategies involves offering guests loyalty member rates for booking direct on a brand’s ...

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