F&B programs

Report: Hotel F&B Programs Will Continue to Thrive in 2018

CHICAGO—A recently completed report from Technomic, a research and consulting company for the foodservice industry, indicates that the hotel food and beverage space will...
New York

These Five U.S. Markets Have the Largest Construction Pipelines

PORTSMOUTH, NH—In a recent report from January 2018, analysts at Lodging Econometrics named the five U.S. markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines by...
second half of 2018

HotStats Report: U.S. Hotels End 2017 with Strong Growth

Demand from the commercial segment fell away during the end-of-the-year holidays, and U.S. full-service hotels recorded one of the lowest GOPPAR levels of 2017. Yet...
Chicago

Chicago Sets New Record of 55 Million Visitors in 2017

CHICAGO—The number of visitors to Chicago reached 55.2 million in 2017—a new record and 2.5 percent increase over the previous year. With the major...
marketreport-money-revenue

How the Composition of RevPAR Growth Impacts Changes in Profits

To project changes in profits, we obviously need to look at the expected relative changes in revenues and expenses. Profit growth can only be...
San Francisco, one of the top performing hotel markets according to HotStats' November 2017 report

U.S. Hotel Profits Grew in November 2017 Despite Cost Creep

Full-service hotels in the United States recorded a 5.3 percent increase in GOPPAR in November 2017 despite an uplift of operating and labor costs,...
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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...