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Strong Showing in 2015 for Upper-Upscale Segment

Strong Showing in 2015 for Upper-Upscale Segment

Often offering large meeting spaces and located in desirable downtown locations, full-service, upper-upscale hotel properties had a landmark 2015. Last year, this segment of the industry showed high occupancy, had a spike in average daily rate (ADR), and drove revenue ...

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FITCH: U.S. Lodging Cycle Entering the ‘Twilight Zone’

FITCH: U.S. Lodging Cycle Entering the ‘Twilight Zone’

Sixty-four months into this recovery as of December 2015, the U.S. lodging cycle entered a twilight zone—an intermediate, unsettled, and often confounding area that straddles the end of expansion and the beginning of contraction. Here, healthy economic trends and hospitality ...

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Investing in Revenue Management Spreads Knowledge

Investing in Revenue Management Spreads Knowledge

“There are few things that are analogous to the intensity of a high-growth technology startup,” says Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO of Duetto. Even though his company launched in early 2012, it’s much older than that in startup years. “What ...

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Startup Investing Offers More Than Dumb Money

Startup Investing Offers More Than Dumb Money

As managing director of Thayer Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on hospitality technology and backed by one of the Thayer Lodging Group funds, Chris Hemmeter has seen hundreds of startups come and go. He’s laser-focused on staying ahead of ...

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Deal Roundup: The Latest Sales and Acquisitions

Deal Roundup: The Latest Sales and Acquisitions

Earlier this month, AccorHotels reached a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority, Kingdom Holding Company of Saudi Arabia, and Oxford Properties, an Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System company, to buy FRHI Holdings, parent company of the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel ...

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Dollars and Sense: Upcoming Finance, Real Estate Trends

Dollars and Sense: Upcoming Finance, Real Estate Trends

Hotel brands compete with one another to add new product as fast as possible, but their ultimate success relies on smart growth. That’s why hotel companies consider the sophistication and the capital structure of the real estate owner before striking ...

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