Dual-branded Hotels

The Value of Dual-Branded Hotels in Today’s Lodging Industry

One of the most popular topics at lodging industry events is whether or not there are too many hotel brands out there. While some...
profit growth, recovered

Ten Years Later, Have Lodging Assets Recovered?

Lodging is a cyclical industry, passing through four distinct phases over time: peak, contraction, trough, and expansion. Most industry experts believe that 2007 was...
The Cliff House Resort & Spa - Rockbridge property - Jim Merkel is the CEO of Rockbridge

Independent Investments: Jim Merkel on the Strategies 
Driving Rockbridge’s Growth

When Bank One sold to First Chicago, the company’s hotel investment fund business spun out to form Rockbridge Capital. Since then, the company’s leadership...
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Could Impact Hotels

When it was launched in March 2010, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin was worth just $0.008—less than a penny. By February 2011, it had reached parity...
construction

CBRE: Demand Will Continue to Exceed New Supply Levels in 2019

ATLANTA—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...
myths surrounding hotel conversions

Seven Myths Surrounding Hotel Conversions and Renovations

"Conversions, renovations, and franchise affiliation changes, oh my!"—this doesn’t have to be your theme song if you find yourself embarking on a hotel repositioning...
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resort - Fortune Best Companies to Work For

Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
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...
Hotel security

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....
Linens

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
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