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Economy Chains Face Lack of Demand

Economy Chains Face Lack of Demand

In the rapidly expanding room pipeline of the U.S. hotel industry, one segment seems to have fallen out of favor with developers. In June 2016, STR counted 166,000 rooms under construction. However, only 1,000 of these rooms were in the ...

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Upscale Chains Experience Strong Year

Upscale Chains Experience Strong Year

The U.S. lodging industry is in the later part of the economic cycle and questions about the longevity and health of the industry are being read in editorials and heard at conferences across the country. And indeed, we at STR ...

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Reviewing Upper-Midscale Hotel Performance

Reviewing Upper-Midscale Hotel Performance

The largest chain scale in the United States is made up of hotels in the upper-midscale segment. Comprised of 9,100 hotels with almost 900,000 rooms, upper-midscale properties represent 18 percent of all hotel rooms and 26 percent of all chain-affiliated ...

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Extended-Stay Consistently Outperforming Other Tiers

Extended-Stay Consistently Outperforming Other Tiers

As the U.S. lodging industry continues to post healthy results, it is worth examining some niche products and their performance. Many extended-stay chains are now offering their guestsrooms with a full kitchen and, often, silverware and dishware that allow them ...

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