New Group Business Continues Positive Trend into 2016

NEW YORK—Heading deeper into 2016, properties in major North American markets are continuing to experience strong increases in bookings, with 20 of the...

Fitch: U.S. RevPAR Growth Forecast Lowers

NEW YORK—Fitch Ratings has lowered its 2016 U.S. RevPAR growth forecast to 4-5 percent from 4-6 percent. RevPAR growth will not likely exceed 5...

The Urban Hotel Market Challenge

The U.S. hotel industry finished 2015 at its highest occupancy ever. Hotel demand continues to outpace supply, and although the industry is experiencing firmer...

The Developing Story: Denver

Recently topping Forbes’s 2015 list of the Best Places for Businesses and Careers, Denver, Colo., is cementing its place as a major hub of...
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Digital and Mobile Channels Remain Driver of Bookings

NEW YORK—Hotel industry performance remains strong, with Q4 2015 revenue per available room (RevPAR) increasing 4.0 percent year-over-year, and online and mobile bookings are...

Luxury Segment Remains Among Healthiest in Industry

All is well in the U.S. luxury hotel segment. For the first 11 months of 2015, chain affiliated luxury hotels sold over 27 million...
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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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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...
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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...