REITs and the Recovery

Last May, Tom Baltimore, president and CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, and his management team were engrossed in some strategic thinking. Part of the...

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,...

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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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Jennifer Connell: Admiring the Art and Science of Hospitality

Throughout her childhood, Jennifer Connell traveled with her family from their home in Mississippi to big convention hotels around the country. She recalls the...
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Driftwood Acquisitions & Development Sells SpringHill Suites Altamonte Springs

ORLANDO—Driftwood Acquisitions and Development (DAD) has sold the SpringHill Suites Altamonte Springs, a Marriott-branded, 90-key hotel located 10 miles north of Orlando. The sale...

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