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La Quinta Set for Continued Growth After Strong 2014

La Quinta Set for Continued Growth After Strong 2014

Coming off its successful initial public offering in April, La Quinta had a solid performance across the board in 2014, including an 8 percent increase in system-wide revenue per available room (RevPAR) and 8 percent growth in its franchise unit ...

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The Secrets of Guest-Satisfying Hotel Brands

The Secrets of Guest-Satisfying Hotel Brands

If Chip Bell could have any job, it would be a hotel concierge. “Hotels, to me, are the most exciting business on the planet,” says Bell, a customer service guru and best-selling author who has served as a consultant to ...

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Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

Seattle Minimum Wage Battle Continues into 11th Hour

On March 10, a U.S. District Court Judge heard oral arguments in Seattle concerning an injunction filed by the International Franchise Association last June against the city’s minimum wage law, set to go into effect April 1. The law requires ...

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How Tax Extensions and Regulations Will Impact Hotels

How Tax Extensions and Regulations Will Impact Hotels

There’s no easy way to say it—the lodging industry will likely face tax challenges in the next 12 months. The past year was fraught with congressional bickering, partisanship, gridlock, and, consequently, no passage of any major tax legislation. There was ...

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The Developing Story: Pittsburgh

The Developing Story: Pittsburgh

Behind the steel curtain lies a hotel development scene set to explode this year. Here’s a quick guide to the many factors driving this growth. The City of Bridges is about to go through a bit of a growth spurt ...

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