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Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Christopher Corpuel, Vice President, Sustainability, Hilton Worldwide

If a hotel wants to eliminate energy waste, it first has to know how much energy it is wasting. Sounds simple enough, but for most hotels, calculating their energy usage and where they can...

Lodging’s 2010 Innovators: Chris Jones, General Manager, Hotel Indigo San Diego

When Chris Jones, a former San Diego resident, returned to the city to take over the newly built Hotel Indigo San Diego, he stated his enthusiasm for the hotel and the city. “As the...

Back to the Future

At the start of the recession, lodging demand and ADR fell further and faster than anyone anticipated. A reversal of fortune is underway, as hotels are experiencing gains in demand and finally in ADR...

ADR Recovery?

September results demonstrate that the strong room demand rebound for U.S. hotels (when compared against the year 2009) is being followed by a slow but steady increase in average daily rate (ADR). Since May...

Optimism Rising

As U.S. lodging industry performance has turned positive in 2010, so too has the attitude of meeting planners, though not quite to the same degree. While the temperament of association, corporate, government, and independent planners cannot be...