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Colony Capital to Sell Six Hospitality Portfolios Totaling 197 Hotels to Highgate

LOS ANGELES — Colony Capital, Inc., announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell six of its hospitality portfolios to Highgate, a...
coronavirus economic impact

HotStats: August Proves Positive Month for Regions Outside U.S.

LONDON — Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East all showed positive gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in August, according to the...
Profit decline

STR: Improvements in U.S. Hotel Profitability Slow in August

BROOMFIELD, Colorado—Improvements in U.S. hotel profitability metrics slowed in August 2020, according to STR‘s latest monthly P&L data release. In a year-over-year comparison with August...
touchpoints pests

Guestroom to Dorm Room: Three Steps for Transforming Hotels Into Student Housing

Converting a guestroom into a dorm room isn’t that difficult, according to Jeff Brainard, vice president of sales and marketing at Southern Management Corporation. “We...
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IVP Air Founder Monzer Hourani delivering remarks at the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center on September 10, 2020.

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center First Hotel to Install IVP Air Filtration System

The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center will be the first hotel to use the Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) Bio Defense Indoor Air Protection Filtration...
CIRC+CLEAN

CIRQ+ Rolls Out In-Room Autonomous Sterilization Bot

Scottsdale, Ariz.—This week, CIRQ+ announced the launch of CIRQ+CLEAN. Developed by cloud-based platform CIRQ+ in response to the impact of the global COVID crisis,...
Housekeeping

Visual Message: What’s Most Important to Hotel Guests Right Now

In March, the travel industry came to an abrupt halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as people beginning to travel again, room rate...
COVID-19

Four Things Hoteliers Must Do to Effectively Market Their Properties

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, brand marketing has evolved in 2020, with companies reworking their tactics to reach an audience that has...
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Graduate Hotels Partners With Cleveland Clinic, P&G Professional, and AHLA to Create Graduate Cares

CHICAGO — As Graduate Hotels continues to reopen locations across the country, the company has taken additional steps to ensure the health and safety...
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Disaster recovery

Recovery Patterns From Historical Recessions

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBRE has analyzed the operating performance of U.S. hotels during historical economic recessions to estimate the level...
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IHG Debuts Upscale voco Brand in the Americas

ATLANTA—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announced that its upscale voco brand has arrived in the Americas with the first locations planned for New York...
Rafi Museri

Selina Is Betting on—and Redefining—the Future of Remote Work and Travel

At the end of 2018, Latin American startup Selina—a lifestyle brand that launched in 2015 and caters to “digital nomads” with its work, play,...
Money puzzle

Checking In: Arranging Relief During the Pandemic

Pulling together during this most unpredictable of times for the hotel industry, a “team of rivals” has formed a joint venture to provide a...
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