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When Management Fee Growth Threatens The Profits It Reflects

When Management Fee Growth Threatens The Profits It Reflects

The U.S. lodging industry’s recovery from the depths of the recent recession was characterized by strong growth in rooms revenue (RevPAR) concurrent with strict cost controls. This combination resulted in double-digit growth rates for profits—defined as income before deductions for ...

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Increasing Efficiency of Hotel Retail Outlets

Increasing Efficiency of Hotel Retail Outlets

Historically, hotels have offered retail operations primarily for guest convenience and satisfaction. And the revenue generated by hotel retail outlets typically represents only a small part of total hotel revenue—of the properties in the Trends in the Hotel Industry database ...

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Rising Expenses Cut into Hotel Profitability

Rising Expenses Cut into Hotel Profitability

There are a lot of “double-edged sword” issues on the minds of hotel operators these days. Hotel occupancy has reached record levels, which is attracting the attention of developers and therefore the threat of new competition. Inflation and interest rates ...

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Beating the Budget

Beating the Budget

Hotel managers achieved the winning formula in 2015—they exceeded their budgeted revenue projections while concurrently spending less than expected to operate their hotels. The result was a 2.2 percent profit surplus compared to budget. As general managers, controllers, and directors ...

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Airbnb Expands Its Reach Within the U.S.

Airbnb Expands Its Reach Within the U.S.

Airbnb has continued to grow throughout the United States in 2016, and recently in cities that heretofore have not felt the impact of the home-sharing behemoth. CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research released a report in February 2016 titled “The Sharing Economy ...

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Pace of New Bookings Continues to Decline

Pace of New Bookings Continues to Decline

NEW YORK—Heading into the latter summer months, the pace of new bookings continues to decline, with new August reservation commitments falling -2.8 percent. However, committed occupancy and average daily rates (ADR) for the fourth quarter of 2016 are showing signs ...

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