Profitability

A Six-Step Strategy for Increasing Hotel Profitability

While the rate of revenue growth has slowed nationwide, the U.S. hotel industry has seen increasing profits for eight consecutive years. Hoteliers can narrow...
Resident Inn Norfolk Downtown, Virginia

MCR and BLT Joint Venture Close $647.5 Million Portfolio Financing for 53 Hotels

NEW YORK—A joint venture of MCR and Building and Land Technology (BLT) has completed a $647.5 million financing across a 5,958-guestroom national portfolio of...
Puzzle Teamwork

Five Ways To Build Trust and Transparency Between Marketing and Revenue Managers

While occupancy continues to grow, the hotel industry struggles to gain ADR and profitability. This battle is constant—and unfortunately systemic. Many of the revenue channels...
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...
Gary Hawkins

Three Hospitality Leaders on the Role of Revenue Management in Today’s Industry

At the 2018 Revenue Strategy Summit, hospitality leaders spoke about the role of revenue management in today’s hotel industry. "You have to understand what questions...
Austin, Texas

CBRE Research Provides Forecast Into Austin’s 2019 Hotel Market

AUSTIN—New hotel rooms coming onto the U.S. market shouldn’t be a concern for established hotel operators because demand will continue to exceed moderating new-supply...
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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...