The High Cost of Raising Room Rates

The highlight of the recovery from the recent recession has been the strong rebound in lodging demand. According to Smith Travel Research (STR), occupancy...

Securing SBA Loans

Small Business Administration (SBA) loans remain the main route to capital for many first-time hotel buyers and for owners looking to finance mid-tier suburban...

ARC Realty Finance Trust Makes First Portfolio Investment

NEW YORK—ARC Realty Finance Trust announced that it closed on its first portfolio investment—a $6.5 million mezzanine loan originated as part of a $57.5...

Occidental Completes Long-Term Debt Refinancing

MADRID—Following months of negotiations, Occidental Hotels and Resorts has concluded its long-term debt refinancing process through an agreement with 10 Spanish and International entities...

Value Place Secures $100 Million Private Equity Investment

WICHITA, Kan.—Value Place announced today that it has secured a $100 million capital investment from Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private equity firm with $10...

Intricacies of the Business

While the hotel asset class generally falls into one of the top five food groups, along with multifamily, office, industrial, and retail, it is...
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Five Hotel Companies Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

Five hotel companies made the recently released 21st annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which is based on surveyed employee ratings...
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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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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....
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What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses....
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