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Analysis: Are Franchise Fees Worth the Cost?

In the current market environment’s modest growth in revenue, hotel owners and operators are paying extra attention to their operating expenses. Per the June...
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Report Quantifies Hurricane Irma’s Impact on Florida

Hurricane Irma caused extensive devastation and displaced 6 million Florida residents. Businesses cycles were also interrupted in every major market by power outages—leaving 6.5...
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These Are the Factors that Contribute to the Success of Soft Brands

A flurry of entrants to the hotel market’s soft brand space in recent years has raised questions as to its enduring viability. Is this...
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Cost Controls Drove Hotels’ Profit Growth in 2016

U.S. hoteliers enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of increasing profits in 2016 despite a slowdown in the rate of revenue growth. According to the...
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Report: Payroll Puts Pressure on U.S. Hotel Profit Performance

Full-service hotels in the U.S. recorded a 1.2 percent increase in GOPPAR in June 2017 and faced a 2.0 percent increase in labor costs...
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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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