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A Positive Outlook for 2011

As we begin a new year, it seems like a good time to turn the page and talk less about recession and recovery, and to focus more on the prospects for sustained growth in...

December 31, 2011

Editor’s Note: Jan Freitag jumps ahead to the last day of 2011 to assess what kind of year it was for hotels. As 2011 begins, a number of our clients are curious about the trends...

Hang Up The Phone; Hold The Starch

The first 10 years of the 21st century could be characterized as the lost decade for the U.S. lodging industry. From 2000 to 2009, the average hotel that participated in the annual Colliers PKF...

March on Washington

As we begin a new year, Washington is witnessing another electorally mandated change. More than 100 new members of Congress arrive and begin shifting from campaign speeches to actual governing. For the next few...

Bed BuG To-Do List

The bed bug frenzy, heightened by media headlines, has left both hotel staff and travelers concerned. It has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the hotel and it can happen anywhere to anyone,...