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Transient Segment Grows as Group Bookings Decline

Transient Segment Grows as Group Bookings Decline

NEW YORK—As hoteliers prepare for the start of 2016, properties in major North American markets are experiencing strong transient (individual business and leisure) bookings, as well as upticks in average daily rates, leading to strong RevPAR (revenue per available room) ...

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Fitch Ratings on Industry’s ‘Capital Conundrum’

Fitch Ratings on Industry’s ‘Capital Conundrum’

Corporates, or strategic buyers, may participate in more merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the U.S. lodging industry if the capital conundrum for private equity (PE) firms persists, Fitch Ratings says. Lower investor demand for high yield bonds and loans ...

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Business Travel Forecast Predicts Modest Price Gains in 2016

Business Travel Forecast Predicts Modest Price Gains in 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2016, predicts ahotel prices will see modest gains in 2016, as a slowly-improving global economy and stronger demand outpace increases in supply. Global hotel performance is also expected to improve moderately ...

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Investment in Uber-Lux Hotels Ramps Up

Investment in Uber-Lux Hotels Ramps Up

Travelers’ increased desire for a unique hotel experience has given way to the uber-lux hotel, a brand-associated luxury property that provides guests with a distinct stay. Teresa Goebel, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Business Law Department and a member of ...

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Revenue Premiums Offset Great Costs in Historic Hotels

Revenue Premiums Offset Great Costs in Historic Hotels

When old hotels age gracefully and purposefully, they are able to achieve “grande dame” status. These properties typically compete in the luxury or upper-upscale market segments and frequently outperform the contemporary competition when it comes to occupancy and average daily ...

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