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In 2016, Sourcing Qualified Talent a Top Priority

In 2016, Sourcing Qualified Talent a Top Priority

The U.S. hotel industry put on a strong performance in 2015, with occupancy, average daily rate, revenue per available room, and other benchmarks hitting all-time highs. Increases in occupancy, in particular, have a profound affect on the industry, especially on ...

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Spending Money Where the Guest Perceives It

Spending Money Where the Guest Perceives It

When it comes to renovations, savvy owners are investing their money in design aspects that matter most to guests. Nunzio DeSantis, executive vice president and director of HKS Hospitality Group, shares his perspective on where hotels can get the biggest ...

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Carving Out a New Culture of Safety

Carving Out a New Culture of Safety

Owning and operating a hotel can be a risky venture. There are several factors to consider, including loss prevention, safety, and liability. Hotel managers need to be diligent ensuring that the strategies in place have a minimal impact on the ...

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Impacting the Bottom Line in 2016

Impacting the Bottom Line in 2016

2016 promises to be the most profitable year our industry has ever seen due to strong rate growth, minimal supply impact, low interest rates and oil prices, and a somewhat minimal impact from disruptors like Airbnb, living wage bills, and ...

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Selecting the Right Insurance Broker

Selecting the Right Insurance Broker

Much like insurance policies themselves, the brokers who sell them can be very diverse. Selecting the right policy can be overwhelming to most hoteliers, especially when you add in the various quirks of brokers. In order to provide the best ...

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Conserving Resources Builds Financial Savings

Conserving Resources Builds Financial Savings

The environmental footprint made by the tourism industry is comparable to the fifth largest polluter worldwide, according to a new study by EarthCheck, a scientific certification group for travel and tourism. An analysis of 1,047 global industry properties that took ...

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