Five Keys To Conducting A Procurement Audit

Hotel owners and managers may be missing a cost savings opportunity by not taking a closer look at the supplies they are selecting for...
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Modeling Hotel Profitability Based on the Latest U.S. Hotel Data

For several years, STR has produced an estimate of total revenues and gross operating profit for the U.S. lodging industry. For 2016, we reported...
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Sharp Demand Growth Drives Record-High Occupancy for U.S. Airport Hotels

As demand in the U.S. airport hotel market continues to rise, will the pricing power of hotels begin to accelerate? The STR analyst team...

Accounting for Sales Incentives

The economic recession has had an overwhelming impact on many industries that vie for the consumer dollar, among them the lodging segment of the...

Fraudulent Use of Chargeback Rights

The mantra of many hotel owners striving to provide customers with excellent service is, “The customer is always right.” But what happens when the...
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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...
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15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...