Intercontinental Downtown LA at Wilshire Grand Center

Designing a Ballroom To Maximize Revenue

Between weddings, business luncheons, and conferences, ballrooms can bring in a steady source of revenue for hotels across a variety of segments. However, without...
Montage Palmetto Bluff Food Truck

Hotel Food Trucks: The Benefits of Taking F&B Mobile

The experiential dining race is on, and hotels are adding new twists to their dishes, drinks, and the ways in which guests enjoy their...
Meeting planners — site selection

What Drives Meeting Planners in Site Selection?

Group business is alive and well around the country. Demand increased 2.1 percent for the first half of 2018, and rates have grown consistently...
Interconnectivity, meeting planners

Six Concerns That Meeting Planners Have in 2018

Eden Prairie, Minn.—Budgets, security of content, advanced AV and technical services, and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more...
Hilton Chicago Waldorf detail_620x330

Hilton Chicago Finalizes $150 Million Renovation

CHICAGO—The historic 1,544-room Hilton Chicago, located on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, has completed a $7 million renovation enhancing the third-floor meeting spaces...
meetings

Seven Ways To Make Meetings and Events More Sustainable

Meetings and events are big business in the U.S. They are valued at about $1 trillion and invariably listed as one of the ten...
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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...
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....
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...
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