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Are hotels capturing the power of nostalgia? Featured Articles· 5 October 2018
As more and more of the entertainment world is driven by nostalgia, is the hotel industry missing the boat?

STR: US hotel results for week ending 29 September Featured Articles· 4 October 2018
U.S. hotel occupancy rose 1.7% to 71.5% during the week of 23-29 September. ADR increased 7.3% to $137.31 and RevPAR rose 9.1% to $98.15.

The role hotels will play in the future of distribution Featured Articles· 4 October 2018
Topics of discussion during this week’s Direct Booking Summit in Dallas included the evolution of the booking process and how hoteliers cope and integrate emerging booking channels.

US hotel management contracts list Featured Articles· 4 October 2018
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Executives outline the case for new brand development Featured Articles· 4 October 2018
Executives from global hotel industry brand companies discussed how the peak of brand development is still in the distant future as long as hoteliers continue to meet the demand and desires of guests.

It's time European hotels adopt USALI standards Featured Articles· 4 October 2018
Significant clarifications and enhancements are incorporated into the 11th edition USALI, which benefit owners, brands and operators and these should be accurately implemented as part of the 2019 budget process. High quality, consistent and timely financial reporting is key to successfully owning and operating hotels, and it is becoming ever more important as the European hotel industry is increasingly attracting institutional capital from across the globe.

3 overlooked aspects of data security Featured Articles· 4 October 2018
Expert John Bell shared insights into data security during the recent HTNG Insight Summit.

How new brands, prototypes will evolve Best Western Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
During Best Western’s 2018 brand conference, executives gave more details on the new Sadie and Aiden brands, unveiled plans to launch three new prototypes for the company’s legacy brands and talked about how they manage expectations of growing their business and keeping it simple as new brands and members join.

Technology Pulse: A roundup of digital news Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
This month’s roundup of news from the technology sector includes: AI helps hotel profitability; tech funding targeting real estate; and more.

Hotels lag in payment security Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
A recent study from Verizon shows compliance with payment security standards has dipped, and hospitality lags behind other industries in this area.

How and why hotels should prioritize spending on tech Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
Technology is a vital part of a hotel. These are the questions owners and operators should consider when investing in technology.

Analysts, economist assess hotel industry's health Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
Performance numbers presented by analysts at The Lodging Conference painted a pretty positive picture for the hotel industry, but an economist at the event predicted a number of economic challenges in 2019.

Planners struggle with group bookings as demand grows Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
Growth in group and meeting demand, paired with minimal new construction of meetings-focused hotels, has left meeting planners in a pinch, and hoteliers holding all the cards.

Lessons from Pebblebrook's takeover of LaSalle Featured Articles· 3 October 2018
As expected, Pebblebrook and LaSalle will be combining. The lessons from this saga are likely to resonate in the years ahead.

With private equity's exit, new investors eye Europe Featured Articles· 2 October 2018
Hotels in Europe and the United Kingdom continue to see modest performance growth, but U.S. private equity is being replaced with a new group of investment vehicles, which still includes capital from China.

Choice exec explains what differentiates Clarion Pointe Featured Articles· 2 October 2018
Hotel News Now sat down with Choice Hotels International VP of Brand Management and Design Anne Smith at the 2018 Lodging Conference to find out more about the company’s new midscale extension, Clarion Pointe.

Hotel execs share details of latest deals, strategies Featured Articles· 2 October 2018
Hotel executives went into detail over their companies’ latest deals, developments and operational strategies during a general session at the 2018 Lodging Conference.

Execs: Hotel deals pace slows as owners hold assets Featured Articles· 2 October 2018
Hotel and lending executives at the 2018 Lodging Conference spoke about the growing difficulty in finding good hotel deals in the U.S. and what kind of deals they expect in the future.

Magnificent managers mentor to the max Featured Articles· 2 October 2018
If your hotel is looking to improve guest service satisfaction, one of the first steps midlevel managers should do is evaluate how they’re mentoring or developing front-line staff.

Euro hoteliers seek efficiency, discipline, white space Featured Articles· 1 October 2018
If transaction volume was the only indicator, it would be hard to say things are not going brightly for the European hotel industry. But as much of the selling has been done by exiting U.S. private equity, hoteliers are focused on the new need for discipline and efficiency.

Hope in 2009 was that hotel industry had hit bottom Featured Articles· 1 October 2018
HNN recaps 5 things to know from 2009 with stories and videos as part of its look back at 10 years of the hotel industry.

The biggest hotel companies by market cap in 2018 Featured Articles· 1 October 2018
Marriott International remains the largest publicly listed company in the hotel industry by market capitalization and the third largest in the travel space.

UK conference season gives no further Brexit clarity Featured Articles· 1 October 2018
As political parties in the U.K. gather for their traditional September conference season, Brexit yet again is on the top shelf for discussion, but no closer to offering clarity in regards to employees and employment.

Labor, fair play, trade top industry leaders' worries Featured Articles·28 September 2018
Executives on a panel at the 2018 Lodging Conference discussed what keeps them up at night, with labor being a main concern.

Hot.E Day One: Finding opportunity amid fog of Brexit Featured Articles·28 September 2018
Investors and hoteliers remain optimistic about European trading, operations, ownership and demand, but opportunities are scarcer, and the uncertainties caused by Brexit simply refuse to disappear.

Fundamental sales plan helps address changing dynamics Featured Articles·28 September 2018
Speakers at the Southern Lodging Summit at Memphis said sales, marketing and revenue management must collaborate and communicate swiftly to meet the basic needs of customers who are waiting longer than ever to give hotels leads.


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