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  • Members Only: IT Spending in the Lodging Industry Three-year Analysis: 2015–2017

    By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Arlene Ramirez, CHE, CHAE; and Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. PART II: An analysis of IT spending data in the lodging industry based on reporting in the new USALI Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems.

  • HITEC Special: Revenue Strategy: Not Just a Fancy New Name for Revenue Management

    By Cindy Estis Green. A strategic view of revenue calls for proactive business mix planning and decision-making around deployed resources, well beyond reacting to what comes over the transom. Excerpt from the 2018 HITEC Bytes Special Report.

  • HITEC Special: Forecasting Accuracy: The Living Forecast

    By Jill Wilder. Forward-looking, continuously updated statistical trend analysis is emerging as a strategic tool that performs the practical magic of creating an accurate forecast you can take to the bank.

  • Members Only: IT Spending in the Lodging Industry

    HFTP Research Report: The new USALI Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems and the effects thus far on the industry. An analysis of IT spending data in the industry and compliance practices by lodging executives.

Biggest booms, busts in hotel profits from 2017 Featured Articles·17 July 2018
A close analysis of data from STR’s 2018 HOST Almanac reveals trends in hotel profitability in the U.S.

Experts outline risks, benefits of building dual brands Featured Articles·17 July 2018
A panel on dual-branded hotels at the 2018 ALIS Summer Update in Atlanta spoke about all of the factors that go into developing dual-branded properties, focusing on what works and explaining the risks.

Disruption, loyalty play major roles in distribution Featured Articles·17 July 2018
Innovation created by disruptors often leads to better distribution options for hoteliers as they strive to provide loyal guests with experiences and services that convince them to book rooms on channels, according to a panel revenue specialists.

Hotel operating agreements: The modern-day dinosaur Featured Articles·17 July 2018
Hotel operating agreements have failed to keep pace with operating realities and industry landscape, creating misalignment between owners and operators.

Risk, reputation, profit define hotel board diversity Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Diversity on boards and in hotel industry leadership contributes to better decision-making and, ultimately, higher profits, according to panelists at the recent UKHospitality Summer Conference.

Hotels offer full taste of the menu via shareable F&B Featured Articles·16 July 2018
From leisure to business travelers, guests are getting the full restaurant experience at hotels by sharing multiple dishes family style.

Politicians as event speakers: The art of saying naught Featured Articles·16 July 2018
It’s entertaining to listen to politicians who speak at hotel conferences and do a lot of talking but say a lot of nothing, except when their lack of clarity has real financial implications for businesses, including the hotel industry.

A look at five public hotel companies' loyalty programs Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Five hotel companies publicly reported loyalty program memberships that reached more than 375 million guests combined in 2018, and are growing by about 4 million members a month.

Technology Pulse: A roundup of digital news Featured Articles·16 July 2018
This month’s roundup of news from the technology sector includes news about California’s new data privacy law; hotel websites under attack by hackers; and more.

5 trends in guest-facing technology Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Experts speaking at the recent HITEC in Houston shared insights in what’s happening with guest-facing technology.

How hackers target the hotel industry Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Download a PDF of the infographic here.

Revenue management adapting to predictive pricing tools Featured Articles·16 July 2018
As more guests start to use predictive pricing tools when booking their travel plans, hoteliers are figuring out ways to benefit from this.

A roundup of US hires, promotions Featured Articles·16 July 2018
In this roundup: Mosaic Hotel Group names new president; new GMs in Denver and Chebeague Island, Maine; and more.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 7 July Featured Articles·16 July 2018
U.S. hotel occupancy declined 3.1% year over year to 63.5% during the week of 1-7 July, and despite a 1.1% ADR increase to $123.59, RevPAR dropped 2% to $78.47.

Mass-hiring for new-builds requires flexibility, timing Featured Articles·16 July 2018
While hospitality companies have moved toward a more automated process of hiring employees, experts said creating a balance with engaging candidates face-to-face is just as important.

South Florida hotel investment heads north Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Beyond Miami, well-known lodging REITs and private equity firms are investing in the surrounding attractive markets of Broward County, especially Fort Lauderdale.

Bespoke, Broughton Hotels partner to form Bespoke USA Featured Articles·16 July 2018
U.K.-based Bespoke Hotels has joined with U.S.-based Broughton Hotels to form Bespoke USA, creating the opportunity for both companies to grow in the U.S.

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index drops 4% in June Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Through the first six months of 2018, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index is down 0.5%.

Loyalty focused on delivering value to 'own' guest Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Hotel loyalty programs have grown exponentially in the past year, with a focus on value propositions and member satisfaction, according to executives.

Lending smarter, more selective with new-build hotels Featured Articles·16 July 2018
A panel of hotel financing experts at the ALIS Summer Update in Atlanta share why lenders continue to be cautious about new hotel construction despite the industry performing well.

Fueling hotel expansion with management agreements Featured Articles·16 July 2018
There are ways to leverage licensing and management agreements to maximize your hotel brand’s exposure and channels of revenue, all the while minimizing investment and financial exposure.

UK's OTA investigations largely have lacked teeth Featured Articles·16 July 2018
The U.K.’s Competition & Markets Authority seems at long last to have gotten tough with what it sees as misuses of practice on hotel booking websites, but cynics might say we have seen this all before.

Half-year report card: How is 2018 faring? Featured Articles·16 July 2018
We’ve officially hit the halfway point of the year, so it’s time to take stock.

LaSalle takeover: The drama continues Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Unless LaSalle accepts Pebblebrook’s offer or Blackstone raises its offer, LaSalle faces an uncertain shareholder vote. How does the Pebblebrook-LaSalle takeover drama end? Most likely with one large public hotel REIT called Pebblebrook.

Transforming traditional hotel gym into wellness hub Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Say goodbye to the dreary hotel gym of yesteryear and hello to wellness destination floors, equipped with shared wellness amenity spaces that include healthy snacks and juices, dynamic movement and meditation programming, personal wellness concierges and more.

8 mistakes hotel sellers make Featured Articles·16 July 2018
Here are eight mistakes sellers make when selling an asset and how to avoid making them to achieve the best possible outcome.


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