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Year-End Results Show Positive Industry Uptick

Year-End Results Show Positive Industry Uptick

End-of-the-year earnings statements released by major hotel companies show that the industry ended 2013 on a positive note, with gains in RevPAR, occupancy, and ADR. Although some companies saw a drop in fourth-quarter revenues, year-end results for the majority remained ...

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AH&LA’s Brian Crawford on Health Care and Labor Issues

AH&LA’s Brian Crawford on Health Care and Labor Issues

In January, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) appointed Brian Crawford to the role of vice president of governmental and political affairs. Crawford previously served as chief of staff to Florida Congressman Tom Rooney (R). In his new role ...

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The William Hotel Guest Suites

The William Hotel Guest Suites

At the William Hotel, a 20th-century mansion that once functioned as a private clubhouse for Williams College alumni, the guest suites are saturated with monochromatic color palettes. Mason Wickham, principal at In Situ Design, says the hues used in the ...

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Talking Development With Concord’s Mark Laport

Talking Development With Concord’s Mark Laport

All signs at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), held in Los Angeles, Calif., pointed to another positive year for the hotel industry as RevPAR and ADRs continue to grow and hoteliers start to see pricing power return. Development opportunities ...

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Optimism Reigns at ALIS

Optimism Reigns at ALIS

At the 2014 Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS)—which brought more than 2,600 hotel industry executives, owners, and investors to the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live in California—the outlook for 2014 remained overwhelmingly positive. Following a year of record-breaking statistics ...

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Google Business Photos Show Consumers a New View

Google Business Photos Show Consumers a New View

When approached by Google in August about getting involved with its new Business Photos platform, Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Best Western International, didn’t think twice about signing up. The new service—which uses Street View ...

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