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...

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RateGain Acquires BCV

RateGain Acquires BCV, Creates Guest Experience Cloud Platform

CHICAGO—RateGain has acquired hospitality-focused social media provider BCV. The combined companies will now offer a guest experience cloud platform with proprietary digital products designed...
Food waste

IHG Uses AI To Track and Reduce Food Waste in Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a partnership with technology company Winnow to help its hotels automatically track, measure, and reduce food waste for...
Extended Stay America Tampa-Gibsonton-Riverview

Extended Stay America Tops Off New Prototype Hotel in Florida

Charlotte, N.C.—Extended Stay America announced today the “topping off” of its new hotel—the Extended Stay America Tampa-Gibsonton-Riverview in Florida—signifying the final beam has been...

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