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Navigating Markets in Flux

Navigating Markets in Flux

While there are plenty of industry folks forecasting the imminent end of the current lodging cycle, the street-corner nature of this business means that the particular dynamics driving this cycle feel very different from one area to the next. In ...

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Matching Your Tech Strategy with Your Target Guest

Matching Your Tech Strategy with Your Target Guest

The CitizenM hotel near Times Square in New York City is known for its smart use of technology and emphasis on affordable luxury. It’s an ultramodern, glass-and-concrete box of 230 small rooms (each is about 150 square feet), a 2,300-square-foot ...

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La Quinta Makes Bold Plans for 2016

La Quinta Makes Bold Plans for 2016

Coming off of a decidedly mixed 2015 that included a 25.6 percent drop in its stock price (year-over-year) and the departure of longtime CEO Wayne Goldberg in September, La Quinta focused on the bright side at its annual conference in ...

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Choice’s Steve Joyce Sounds Off on Cuba, Airbnb

Choice’s Steve Joyce Sounds Off on Cuba, Airbnb

Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce is a newsmaker, and he had plenty to share at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit last week in Los Angeles. From international growth in markets like Cuba and Europe, to the development scene and brands ...

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‘Tru’ Story on Hilton’s Newest Brand

‘Tru’ Story on Hilton’s Newest Brand

On Jan. 25, Hilton Worldwide unveiled Tru by Hilton, a midscale brand geared toward the millennial traveler with bright pops of color and a minimalist approach to design. Right out of the gate, Hilton has signed 102 hotels, with another ...

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Investing in Revenue Management Spreads Knowledge

Investing in Revenue Management Spreads Knowledge

“There are few things that are analogous to the intensity of a high-growth technology startup,” says Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO of Duetto. Even though his company launched in early 2012, it’s much older than that in startup years. “What ...

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