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An Alternate Approach to Increase Productivity, Morale

An Alternate Approach to Increase Productivity, Morale

On average, a room attendant spends 25 to 30 minutes servicing a standard guestroom. But is there a more efficient and productive way? Consider the possibilities of using a team cleaning approach. Increased productivity and task specialization. When two attendants ...

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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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Beating the Budget

Beating the Budget

Hotel managers achieved the winning formula in 2015—they exceeded their budgeted revenue projections while concurrently spending less than expected to operate their hotels. The result was a 2.2 percent profit surplus compared to budget. As general managers, controllers, and directors ...

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Checking In with Jagruti Panwala

Checking In with Jagruti Panwala

Jagruti Panwala is a busy woman. Her family owns and manages four hotels, the first of which Panwala bought with her father and uncle when she was only 19 years old. She is the owner and president of Wealth Protection ...

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Check Out the Moxy New Orleans Lobby

Check Out the Moxy New Orleans Lobby

Located steps away from the French Quarter, Moxy New Orleans features a simplistic, industrial design with cultural touches inspired by The Big Easy. Geared toward millennial-minded travelers who prefer to spend more time in public spaces than the guestroom, the ...

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How Hoteliers Can Make a Difference on Election Day

How Hoteliers Can Make a Difference on Election Day

The final countdown to the presidential election is upon us—and what a ride it’s been. There’s no doubt that this election cycle will go down in the history books as one of the most unprecedented races of all time. Additionally, ...

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