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The Rising Cost of Rooms

The Rising Cost of Rooms

Changes in rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR) and RevPAR penetration receive a lot of attention from hotel managers. Obviously, this is because renting guestrooms is the major source of revenue across all property types in the United States. According ...

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A Look at Airport Hotels’ Solid Performance

A Look at Airport Hotels’ Solid Performance

STR counts approximately 2,300 hotels located in or near an airport throughout the United States. In 2015, these hotels had approximately 322,000 rooms available each night, with an available inventory of approximately 115 million room nights in one year. Performance ...

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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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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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Hawkeye Hotels Continues Expansion

Hawkeye Hotels Continues Expansion

CORALVILLE, Iowa—Hawkeye Hotels has announced it has recently acquired a portfolio from Carey Watermark Investors for an undisclosed amount. The portfolio consists of three institutional-grade Hilton hotels comprising 369 rooms in prime markets in Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana. This marks the ...

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