Ritz-Carlton Opens Its First Resort In Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the island of Okinawa. The 97 guestrooms and two suites...

The Cost of Guest Loyalty

Brand loyalty programs appear to be driving an increasing number of guests to U.S. hotels. However, this increased volume of room nights comes with...

Sluggish Construction

The lack of available financing and continued economic uncertainty remained major obstacles to construction pipeline growth through the third quarter of 2011. Project migration up...

Unhealthy Pace

Over the years, PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR) has analyzed the cyclical nature of the lodging industry. Most recently, a lot of attention has been...

Will Meetings Market Recovery Continue In 2012?

According to Smith Travel Research, group demand (measured as a percent of total demand) began to grow year-over-year in March of 2010. Since then,...

Accounting for Sales Incentives

The economic recession has had an overwhelming impact on many industries that vie for the consumer dollar, among them the lodging segment of the...

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Best Western Breaks Ground on GLō McCook Outside of Chicago

Phoenix—Best Western Hotels & Resorts broke ground on its latest GLō location in the Chicago suburb of McCook, Illinois. The hotel is owned by...
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Social Media Hits and Misses

Social media connects our world, providing travelers a means to explore places and cultures before actually experiencing them. An account, hashtag, or a single...
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Four Companies Innovating Hotel F&B in 2018

A multi-faceted industry, there are more opportunities in hospitality to innovate, disrupt, and generally shake things up than in other business arenas. Innovating is...

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