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Why Chinese Investors Are Enticed by U.S. Hotels

Why Chinese Investors Are Enticed by U.S. Hotels

In the last five years, Chinese investors have poured billions of dollars into the U.S. real estate market. Amid concerns over economic uncertainty and a weakening currency, many Chinese investors continue to look overseas to diversify their portfolios. Given the ...

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Crowdfunding Offers Alternative Means of Financing

Crowdfunding Offers Alternative Means of Financing

What goes up must come down. Many experts are saying that the hotel industry has reached the peak of the current cycle. While most industry benchmarks—occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR—are still on the higher end of recent memory, others are starting ...

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New Identity Positions Choice for Growth

New Identity Positions Choice for Growth

In 2008, Steve Joyce took the helm of Choice Hotels with a mandate for change. “The company had been on a really strong unit growth strategy, at somewhat the expense of the brands,” Joyce recalls from his office at Choice’s ...

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Food for Thought: Hospitality’s Top F&B Trends

Food for Thought: Hospitality’s Top F&B Trends

For full-services properties, keeping up with the latest F&B trends is a key component of staying relevant and appealing to guests. LODGING spoke with chefs from two top hotel restaurants to hear about the trends that influenced F&B in 2016, ...

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Upping Wine Sales at Hotel Restaurants

Upping Wine Sales at Hotel Restaurants

Gregory Astudillo, former sommelier and wine director of the Ocean House in Watch Hill, R.I., has worked tirelessly to help create the five-star resort’s wine program. Here are some of his recommendations on how hotel restaurants can increase wine sales while ...

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Analyzing Complimentary Services and Rooms

Analyzing Complimentary Services and Rooms

The offering of complimentary services and amenities by U.S. hotels is on the rise. From 2007 to 2015, hotel expenditures on complimentary food, beverages, in-room media, services, and gifts just within the rooms department increased at a compound annual growth ...

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