A supplier in Southern Italy - value engineering

Putting the Value in Value Engineering

Hotel construction and renovation can be a daunting task. Whether an owner has been through it once, twice, or has not yet crossed that...
revenue management

Why Revenue and Marketing Managers Should Work Together

“You might feel a slight sting.” These are the last words we hear before the prick of the needle, but with that little sting comes...
Profit per room

Business Travel Boosts U.S. Hotels’ Profit Per Room in September

Key Performance Indicators September 2018 vs. September 2017 RevPAR: +0.6 percent to $158.72 TRevPAR: +3.4 percent to $252.30 Payroll: -0.3 pts to 35.1 percent GOPPAR: +5.9 percent to $95.66 A...
Kinley Chattanooga

Vision Hospitality Group Adds New Lifestyle Portfolio: Humanist

Chattanooga, Tenn.—Vision Hospitality Group unveiled plans for its newest boutique hospitality brand, Kinley. Kinley will be part of the overarching company’s new Humanist lifestyle...
Extended Stay America Arlington Six Flags, part of the Provident portfolio sale

Extended Stay America Sells 32 Hotels to Lodging Advisory Group and Provident Realty Advisors

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Extended Stay America and ESH Hospitality together announced the completed sales of two portfolios totaling 32 branded Extended Stay America hotels. The company recently...
Guest with an illness using her phone

When Illness Strikes Out-of-Town Guests

Even the most careful of vacation plans rarely take into consideration what to do in case of unexpected illness or injury. While serious accidents...
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New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
angry guest

The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
data breach

12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...