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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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Generator CEO Resigns After Acquisition

Just last week after Queensgate Investments closed a $480 million acquisition of Generator Hostels, Generator CEO Fredrik Korallus resigned. Queensgate announced today that Alastair Thomann will serve as the new CEO and Andre Guettouche will serve as COO. Korallus said ...

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Rising Hotel Prices May Signal Inflation

Recent data from the producer price index (PPI) indicates that inflation may have returned. An April PPI jump of 0.5 percent (up 2.5 percent year-over-year) means that consumers may continue to pay more for goods and services—from food to hotels. ...

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Hospitality Embraces Wellness Architecture

Health-centric amenities in hotels are fairly commonplace these days—from fitness centers and classes to health-conscious food and beverage offerings. The trend has become a two-way street as athletic clubs forge partnerships with hotels, some even venturing into the hospitality game ...

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Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues Moderate Growth

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Lodging Econometrics reports that the Q1 2017 United States construction pipeline currently stands at 5,032 projects/602,034 rooms, up 13 percent by projects year-over-year (YOY). There are 1,511 projects/197,450 rooms under construction, up by 155 projects YOY or 11 percent. ...

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