June 2020

STR: Nationwide Occupancy Surpasses 40 Percent in Second Week of June

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. hotel performance data for the week of June 7-13 showed another small rise from previous weeks and less severe year-over-year...
Hotel insurance costs rise

Costs on the Rise: Hotel Insurance Represents a Growing Expense for Hoteliers

As of the writing of this article, we are still evaluating the long-term impact that COVID-19 is having on the U.S. lodging industry. Owners...
Popular leisure spots in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina recorded some of the highest occupancy levels for the week of May 31-June 6, 2020.

STR: U.S. Hotel Occupancy Nears 40 Percent in First Week of June

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for the week of May 31-June 6 showed another small rise from previous weeks in U.S. hotel performance. Year-over-year...
Coronavirus economic impact

Rapid Declines: Hotel Profitability During COVID-19

STR’s newly launched monthly profit and loss program examines COVID-19’s effect on March 2020 U.S. hotel profitability (or lack thereof). This pandemic has significantly...
Coronavirus / COVID-19

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index Up 1.7 Percent in May

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., and MILWAUKEE — The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index rose 1.7 percent in May to a level of 3,232. Year to date through...
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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...
cockroach pests

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...
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...