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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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Total U.S. Hotel Investment Tops $30 Billion

Total U.S. Hotel Investment Tops $30 Billion

In 2014, total investment in the U.S. lodging industry was an estimated $30.8 billion, reports Lodging Econometrics. Of the 1,292 hotels that were transacted, 935 reported a selling price into the public domain. The average selling price per room for ...

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8 Habits of Effective Hotel Investors

8 Habits of Effective Hotel Investors

As investment strategies go, food trucks and graffiti are about as outside the box as you can get, yet these are both part of Jon Bortz’s immediate plans. Innovative property upgrades are integral to his approach in generating outsized returns ...

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ALIS: Don’t Worry, Be Happy with the Numbers

ALIS: Don’t Worry, Be Happy with the Numbers

The U.S. hotel industry experienced a record-breaking year in 2014, as occupancy rose 3.6 percent, average daily rate (ADR) increased 4.6 percent, and revenue per available room (RevPAR) went up 8.3 percent, STR data shows. With an increase of 4.5 ...

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ADR Growth to Bring Strong, Profitable Start to 2015

ADR Growth to Bring Strong, Profitable Start to 2015

NEW YORK—Hotels in major North American markets experienced positive growth in both rate and occupancy across most travel segments according to data from the December 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). With average daily rate (ADR) growth of 4.6 ...

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