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AHLA Hospitality for Hope

15,000 U.S. Hotels Sign Up to Support Healthcare Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that more than 15,000 hotels have signed up for its new initiative,...
Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index March 2020

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index Dropped 36 Percent in March

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., and MILWAUKEE — The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dropped 36 percent in March to a level of 2,748. Year to date through...

Are Third-Party Fees and Commissions Worth the Cost?

Effectively managing and marketing hotel properties sometimes requires an outside perspective. This is why owners will frequently pay third parties fees and commissions for...
Peter Berk

Peter Berk of PMZ Realty Capital on Navigating the Unfamiliar Road Ahead

Peter Berk is president of PMZ Realty Capital LLC, a full-service real estate firm providing debt and equity for real estate projects—especially in the...


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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
cockroach pests

How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Women in LODGING 2018

15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...



PIP / renovation

Standard Upgrade: Smart Advice for Tackling Your Next PIP

There’s no shortage of scenarios in which hoteliers need to secure financing for property enhancements. Whether transforming a hotel from economy to upscale, refreshing...

The Plasencia Group Shares Checklist for Scaling Down or Closing Hotels

The Plasencia Group recently released a checklist prepared by its asset management and operations team to assist hoteliers who are scaling back or completely...
Ask Anthony Melchiorri

Ask Anthony: What Can Hoteliers Do About Rising Expenses?

Anthony Melchiorri, hotel fixer and host of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, loves dishing out advice. From sharing best practices to tackling operational issues, he’s here to...
Hotel front desk

Hoteliers’ Responsibilities to Guests and Employees During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly impacted businesses and people across the hospitality industry, closing hotels nationwide and causing massive layoffs. The hotels that remain...
bell at the front desk

Labor and Employment Attorneys Answer Three COVID-19 Questions

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. The hospitality and lodging industry is experiencing unique challenges during...

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