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Kelsey Fenerty

Kelsey Fenerty is a research analyst at STR.

Meetings Momentum: Corporate Group Business Continues to Outgrow Other Segments

U.S. hotel performance has continued to inch toward normalized levels over the past three-plus quarters. The trend of normalization is evident across most data segments, but in recent months, particular attention has been drawn...
Pricing trends

Pricing Trends: Class-Level Patterns and the Impact of Inflation

Over the past two years, class-level hotel occupancy has served as a proxy to track the recovery of different industry segments. The lower-tier, leisure-based classes have led occupancy recovery since the early days of...
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Hotel Segmentation: Understanding U.S. Demand Patterns Amid Pandemic Shifts

The pandemic has no doubt created a shift in the U.S. hotel demand mix, but while deviations from historical trends have been aplenty, recent data shows a return of seasonal patterns. With concerns persisting...
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Unique Advantage: Soft Brands Positioned to Recovery Quickly

One week ahead of the long-awaited Memorial Day weekend, U.S. soft brand hotels reached the 50 percent occupancy mark for the first time since March 2020. For soft brands, which are collections of unique...
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Holding On: The Resilience of Rural Hotels

Per STR, rural hotels are defined as hotels found in submarkets with a population density below 150 people per square mile, or the first quartile of total submarkets by population density. Key performance indicators...