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IHG Reveals New Holiday Inn Guestroom Design

InterContinental Hotels Group launched a new Holiday Inn guestroom design at its owners conference in San Francisco last week. The new H4 design marries homey areas with flexible work spaces, movable seating, and more...

STR’s Amanda Hite on Record-Setting Hotel Performance

Numbers don’t lie. Currently, they’re saying hotels are on a major tear, hitting all-time highs in occupancy and RevPAR. As president and COO of research firm STR, Amanda Hite has a front row seat...

Why White Lodging Sees Hyatt Place as a Solid Investment

During his college years, Deno Yiankes worked at White Lodging’s first managed hotel, a Holiday Inn in the company’s hometown of Merrillville, Ind. Since rejoining the team in 1990, Yiankes, now president and CEO...

Why Now is a Good Time to Revisit Your Exit Strategy

In lodging, every upswing brings an inevitable downturn. As soon as you realize things are really booming, you can be sure that the cycle will start to turn next year. The opposite is true...

Rational Exuberance Rules Hotel Industry

The lodging industry’s exuberance is indeed rational, according to speakers at the seventh annual Hotel Data Conference in Nashville last week. And, living up to the conference’s name, the speakers and panelists backed up...