Meeting planners — site selection

What Drives Meeting Planners in Site Selection?

Group business is alive and well around the country. Demand increased 2.1 percent for the first half of 2018, and rates have grown consistently...
Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North

Berkadia Secures $24 Million for Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North

Berkadia has secured $24 million in financing for the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North. Director Adrienne Kautzman and Analyst Larissa Gooden of...
Overall Performance

How Soft Brands Stack Up

The number of soft-branded hotels has risen dramatically over the last decade, growing from just two brands and 22 properties in 2010 to 12...
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...
Doug Kessler

Checking In With Ashford Hospitality Trust CEO Doug Kessler

Ashford Hospitality Trust recently launched Ashford’s Enhanced Return Funding Program, a first of its kind in the public REIT space. LODGING caught up with Doug Kessler,...
AccorHotels

sbe Sells 50 Percent Stake to AccorHotels in $319 Million Deal

NEW YORK—sbe Entertainment Group, the owner of hospitality brands including SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Hyde, Katsuya, and Cleo, has closed on the strategic sale of a...
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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...
Women in LODGING 2018

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...
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...
A diverse team holds hands, representing diversity and workplace culture

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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