Scott Garner

Building the Largest Travel Data Co-op in the World

Earlier this year at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson described a battle that hotels are fighting on all...
Direct Booking

Why Direct Booking Maximizes Data, Loyalty, and Profits

As hotels struggle with rising costs, many are redoubling efforts to have customers book direct to cut out not only the fees associated with...
str

Modeling Hotel Profitability Based on the Latest U.S. Hotel Data

For several years, STR has produced an estimate of total revenues and gross operating profit for the U.S. lodging industry. For 2016, we reported...
IoT Security

IoT Security: Connected Technology Means Less Privacy

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become more and more prevalent over the past few years. In fact, these days, one would be hard-pressed...
Guest Feedback Hotels

Capturing Real-Time Guest Feedback and Service Recovery

Most hotel managers look at post-stay reviews and survey feedback as a source of truth on how frontline teams are performing. Whether it’s positive...
HITEC 2018

Hoteliers Look to Streamline and Integrate Technologies at HITEC

With nearly 400 exhibitors at this year’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Houston, it was clear that the current hospitality technology...
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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....
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...
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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