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U.S. Hotel Profits Hit Record High in 2018, Even as Labor Costs Rose

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Industrywide, U.S. hotel house profit reached a record-breaking $80 billion in 2018, even as labor costs grew at a higher rate than revenues,...

Showing No Shows: A Closer Look at Attrition and Cancellation Fee Revenue

Per the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI), the income received from transient and group guests who fail to occupy a...
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Manchise Agreements: What To Know and Consider

When selecting a brand and manager for a hotel, owners are faced with a choice: either hire the “brand” to manage their asset or...
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Asset Managers Mostly Concerned With Rising Labor Costs

The Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) recently hosted its 2019 Spring Conference at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. from April 4-5. During the conference,...
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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...
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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...
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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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