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...
Hotel lender

Five Things Every Hotel Lender Wished Borrowers Knew

Applying for any loan can be a stressful process, even for seasoned borrowers, and hotel financing is perhaps the most complex of all commercial...
Boutique hotel

Why Private Equity Firms Are Buying Boutique Hotels

In January 2017, Alvotel purchased the historic Gran Hotel de Sóller on the Spanish island of Mallorca for 10 million Euros. Built in the late...
WoodSpring Suites

Choice Signs Agreement With Concord Hospitality Subsidiary To Develop 27 WoodSpring Suites

ROCKVILLE, Md.—Choice Hotels International has signed an agreement with CHECO Purchase Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Concord Hospitality, which has newly formed Common Oaks...
rates

Six Takeaways from JLL’s 2019 Hotel Investment Outlook

Global hotel transaction volume reached $68 billion in 2018, but JLL's 2019 Hotel Investment Outlook predicts that growth will slow in the upcoming year...
OPEX Energy

Data-Driven OPEX Energy Upgrades Manage Risk During Economic Downturns

Predictability is good for business, yet remains rare in the hospitality industry where volatility is legendary. While hoteliers have enjoyed a decade of transformational...
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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...
Women in LODGING 2018

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...
angry guest

The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
A diverse team holds hands, representing diversity and workplace culture

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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