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AHLA’s “Search Smarter” Campaign Combats Booking Scams

AHLA’s “Search Smarter” Campaign Combats Booking Scams

Last week, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) launched the “Search Smarter” awareness campaign. Targeted directly at consumers, Search Smarter aims to help travelers avoid lost reservations, additional fees, and potentially ruined vacations caused by booking through a fraudulent ...

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When Management Fee Growth Threatens The Profits It Reflects

When Management Fee Growth Threatens The Profits It Reflects

The U.S. lodging industry’s recovery from the depths of the recent recession was characterized by strong growth in rooms revenue (RevPAR) concurrent with strict cost controls. This combination resulted in double-digit growth rates for profits—defined as income before deductions for ...

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Focusing on a Niche: Maki Nakamura Bara

Focusing on a Niche: Maki Nakamura Bara

The daughter of an architect-turned-residential real estate developer, Maki Nakamura Bara likes to describe the “aha moment” when she decided to focus on the hotel industry: “I was a 22-year-old general analyst at a real estate investment firm with a ...

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HVMG Focuses on F&B To Drive Lifestyle Growth

HVMG Focuses on F&B To Drive Lifestyle Growth

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG)—an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership, and management company—this week launched its fourth lifestyle hotel—the 163-room Plunge Beach Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla. The upscale lifestyle hotel focuses on its custom-created food and beverage outlets, which are designed ...

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Hospitality Leaders Sound Off at 2017 NYU Conference

Hospitality Leaders Sound Off at 2017 NYU Conference

At this year’s NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference in NYC, more than 2,000 hospitality professionals from all over the globe gathered to discuss the future of the travel industry. Throughout the conference, attendees and speakers covered everything from the role ...

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