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The Asia Pacific Hotel Pipeline Excluding China Is Growing

The Asia Pacific Hotel Pipeline Excluding China Is Growing

The most recent Asia Pacific construction pipeline report from Lodging Econometrics shows that the total pipeline excluding China has grown by 10 percent year-over-year (YOY), reaching 1,688 projects/342,670 rooms. The number of projects under construction in the pipeline is up ...

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Blackberry Farm To Open New Property in Late 2018

Blackberry Farm To Open New Property in Late 2018

WALLAND, Tenn.—For the first time in 40 years, luxury hotel and resort Blackberry Farm announced that it will open a new property in late 2018—Blackberry Mountain. With the creation of Blackberry Mountain, the Beall family is expanding their commitment to preserving the ...

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Orlando Residents Wait Out Irma in Local Hotels

Hurricane Irma bore down on Orlando, Fla., early this morning. While Orlando residents are somewhat used to dangerous storms, this one was a different animal entirely, causing many residents to seek shelter at local hotels. For Florida-based Rosen hotels, about ...

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Hotels Look To Reduce Buffet Waste

Analysis from design firm Ideo found that guests eat just about half of food on a hotel buffet and only up to 15 percent of those leftovers are fit for donation or repurposing due to safety regulations. That means that ...

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Convincing College Hires to Stick Around

Hotels are changing their approach to hiring and retaining college students in hopes of keeping them on as full-time employees. Some hotels offer flexible scheduling to work around students’ classes while others provide valuable training to help students develop skill ...

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Most U.S. Hotel Construction Is Upper Midscale and Upscale

PORTSMOUTH, NH—Analysts at Lodging Econometrics report that hotels in the upper midscale category have the largest project count of all chain scales in the total U.S. construction pipeline—2,060 projects with a total of 205,270 rooms. The second largest category is ...

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