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More Properties Able to Cover Their Interest Payments

More Properties Able to Cover Their Interest Payments

Much has been written about how U.S. hotel owners and operators are profiting from the current strong lodging market conditions. Revenues have returned to pre-recession levels and are expected to experience real growth through 2017. On the bottom line, net ...

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The Developing Story: Austin

The Developing Story: Austin

Last year’s construction hotspot remains active in 2015 and provides a blueprint for other up-and-coming hotel markets. There are plenty of reasons developers like Austin. It has strong fundamentals, such as a large diversity of business, a highly educated population, ...

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Hotels Take Steps to Attract the Chinese Traveler

Hotels Take Steps to Attract the Chinese Traveler

More than 2 million Chinese travelers are expected to visit the United States in 2015, spending $14 billion. By 2018, the Chinese tourist will be the top overseas visitor to this country. An announcement in November that U.S. visa stays ...

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Hotels Jump on the Bleisure Trend

Hotels Jump on the Bleisure Trend

As the lines continue to blur between business and leisure travel, hotels are in a prime position to capitalize on the growing “bleisure” segment. Hotwire.com’s 2014 American Travel Behavior Survey shows that 49 percent of employed American adults who travel ...

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Starwood’s New CIO Talks Tech Innovation

Starwood’s New CIO Talks Tech Innovation

When Martha Poulter went to the University of Connecticut for computer science and engineering in the 1980s, there were very few women in the program. But that didn’t stop Poulter from pursuing her passion. The 25-year tech veteran recently left ...

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