Dual-Branded Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites Teaneck NJ

Dual-Branded Hotels: Beware Expectations of Significant Operating Efficiencies

For the past four years, the opening of dual-branded properties has been very popular among hotel developers. The perceived benefits of building a property...
The Fig is a 4.4-acre, multi-use project at Figureoa Street near the University of Southern California that will include a hotel, student housing, conventional multi-family housing, and a parking structure.

The Trend Toward Mixed-Use Properties

Since Scott Gale founded Ventus Group in 2006, he has acquired and/or consulted on a broad array of properties, including residential, mixed-use, and commercial...
Sandpiper Hospitality

Sandpiper Forms Extended-Stay Hotel REIT: Sandpiper Lodging Trust

RICHMOND, Va.—Sandpiper, LLC—developer and operator of extended-stay hotels—has completed the formation of Sandpiper Lodging Trust (SLT). SLT is a privately held Maryland real estate...
Mixed-Use Building

Designing for Mixed-Use Developments: Six Areas to Consider

Every hotelier is looking for a strong return on investment, and mixed-use development—whether a hotel-condo combo or a hotel with integrated commercial and retail...
The Cliff House Resort & Spa - Rockbridge property - Jim Merkel is the CEO of Rockbridge

Independent Investments: Jim Merkel on the Strategies 
Driving Rockbridge’s Growth

When Bank One sold to First Chicago, the company’s hotel investment fund business spun out to form Rockbridge Capital. Since then, the company’s leadership...
Hilton UF Conference Center

After the Boom: Smart Investment Strategies for Today’s Reality

No doubt about it, the revenue growth and expansion the industry enjoyed during the post-recession years 2010-2014 has slowed, a trend that reportedly is...
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resort - Fortune Best Companies to Work For

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...
New York City

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...
Linens

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....
Hotel security

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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