The Dollars and Sense of Going Green

Rishi Shah is dedicated to being as eco-friendly as possible. As the asset manager of the Wyndham Philadelphia in Mount Laurel, N.J., he’s figured...

Pricing in a Social World

The advent of online travel agencies (OTAs) ushered in an era of price transparency on a broad scale. Revenue managers suddenly had to pay...

A Civil Union Between Hotels and Management Companies

The lodging industry is attracting a lot of new money. “The amount of interest from private equity groups, REITs, and new developers entering the...

Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel Opens in Miami

Miami, Fla.—The opening of Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel will represent the first investment by the Group Pestana in the U.S. market. Pestana,...

Dual-Branded Hotels Present New Opportunities

Ten years ago, Choice Hotels opened the doors of a property in Norfolk, Va., that placed the Sleep Inn and Quality Inn & Suites...

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STR: More Than 75 Percent of U.S. Hotel Rooms Are Empty

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported significant year-over-year declines across three key performance metrics...
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Reducing Hotel Pool Operating Costs During a Closure

Due to the current situation in North America, many hotels have closed or shut down parts of their properties, including their pool facilities. As...
Don't Overthink It: What Makes Economy Hotels Tick

Unraveling What Makes Economy Hotels Tick

Well, there’s something to be said for simple things done well—a delicious meal, an outfit that flatters in all the right places, or parallel...

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