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Optimistic Expectations

The STR hotel performance forecast for summer 2011 reveals several good developments in store for the overall industry. For forecasting purposes, we consider summer to encompass June, July, and August. We expect room demand, which...

Channel your efforts

Lodging companies are investing more into business intelligence and performance improvement. Hotels and hotel brands alike are coming to the realization that if you continue to craft operational strategies based solely on historical data,...

One-Night Stands Are Expensive

On paper, the formula for success at an extended-stay hotel is very sound. By accommodating guests for an extended period of time, these properties are able to “cover up” the soft spots on their...

60-Second Profile: The Man Behind the Plan

It’s been 20 years since Hoyt Harper II answered the advertisement in The Chicago Tribune that would change the direction of his career. At the time, the Milwaukee native was working as an admissions...

Small & Independent Hotels: Finding Alternatives

Often, independent properties are family-owned businesses. Whether through a bank or SBA mortgages, their entire worth is rolled into the venture. Many of these owners have worked a lifetime for their businesses, which have...