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Hoteliers, take note of Airbnb's guest planning tool

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 17 August 2018
Hotel companies should look at how Airbnb is creating a new way for travelers to plan their trips collaboratively and see if they can adopt the same practice.

STR: US hotel forecast lifted for 2018 and 2019

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 17 August 2018
STR projects full-year 2018 U.S. RevPAR growth of 3.2% and full-year 2019 U.S. RevPAR growth of 2.6%.

The opportunities, challenges of blockchain in hotels

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 16 August 2018
If deployed correctly, blockchain technology can help hotel companies enhance security and “solve some business problems,” according to an expert on the technology.

Revenue managers look beyond industry for inspiration

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 16 August 2018
Hotel revenue managers share what other industries and disruptors they observe and how they take what they’ve learned and apply it to their own practices.

'AI' has no 'EI': Tech alone can't deliver hospitality

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 15 August 2018
Since artificial intelligence has no emotional intelligence, technology alone cannot deliver hospitality. If every hotel brand adopts the same tech solutions and continues to take human engagement out of the cycle of service, hotels will become a commodity.

California's hotel sales dip doesn't tell whole story

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 14 August 2018
Atlas Hospitality Group has released its midyear California Hotel Sales Survey, and while some numbers have dropped compared to 2017, Atlas President Alan Reay believes the transaction market in the state is still healthy.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 4 August

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 10 August 2018
The U.S. hotel industry reported occupancy rose 1% to 75.3% during the week of 29 July to 4 August. ADR increased 3.1% to $132.88 and RevPAR rose 4.1% to $100.07.

Choice's extended-stay brands drive Q2 RevPAR growth

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 9 August 2018
Choice Hotels International’s MainStay Suites and WoodSpring Suites brands led the way for second-quarter domestic RevPAR growth, followed by its upscale brands Cambria and Ascend.

Growing wellness revenues in four quadrants

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 9 August 2018
For a “holistic” approach to wellness in your hotel, focus on these areas: guestrooms, on-property, around the property and back of house.

Technology Pulse: A roundup of digital news

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 9 August 2018
This month’s roundup of news from the technology sector includes Chinese tech battles; Google pricing insights; and more.

Hoteliers key in on functional, energy-saving tech

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 9 August 2018
If done right, hotels can be high-tech while remaining sustainably efficient. To do so, hoteliers go through several stages of testing and researching of products.

You can't manage what you don't measure

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 8 August 2018
Proper measurement of event-technology revenue and expenses will lead to more efficient operations, more memorable guest experiences and more profitable bottom lines.

Shift in tech, focus elevating revenue discipline

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 8 August 2018
The rise in automation and an increasing focus on profitability instead of just the top line are driving much-needed evolution for the discipline formerly known as revenue management.

Marriott execs assuage pipeline, sales team concerns

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 8 August 2018
Analysts had many questions for Marriott International executives about the company’s removal of hotel rooms from the development pipeline and critical comments made by other hotel CEOs about the integration of Marriott and Starwood’s sales teams.

Overcoming revenue challenges across hotel chain scales

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 7 August 2018
Revenue experts at hotels across the six STR-defined chain scales discuss overcoming obstacles such as rate pressures, booking cancellations and maintaining brand identity while improving pricing strategies.

Wellness Works

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 6 August 2018
In this Hotel News Now Roundtable Series, hoteliers and wellness experts define wellness, measure its ROI and identify the necessary steps to make wellness work at the property level.

Park: Jump in group business shows strength of strategy

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 3 August 2018
Park Hotels & Resorts officials are confident that a stronger-than-projected second quarter is a sign that the company’s work to refine its portfolio and shift to more profitable types of business is bearing fruit.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 28 July

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 2 August 2018
During the week of 22-28 July, U.S. hotel occupancy rose 1.3% year over year to 78.5%, while ADR increased 2.9% to $135.94 and RevPAR rose 4.2% to $106.66.

Global hotel pulse: Americas news

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 1 August 2018
Hotel News Now each week features a news roundup from a different region of the world. Today’s review covers the Americas. RevPAR growth reaches 100-month mark in JuneThe current revenue-per-available-room recovery began in March 2010, and since then RevPAR for the U.S. hotel industry has stayed afloat without interruption for 100 months. RevPAR increased from $56.80 to $98.85 in June 2018, writes Jan Freitag, SVP of lodging insights at STR, parent company of HNN. “Looking back at this extraordinary run in increasing hotel prices and room demand proves that the industry was and is very resilient to outside shocks. While the immediate demand impact on travel and tourism by an outside shock is very impactful, recovery is always imminent and can then even spark a long up-cycle just as the one we are living in now,” Freitag writes.

LA projects, brands lead H1 2018 California development

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 31 July 2018
The number of hotel rooms in the state jumped 42% year over year in the first half of 2018, according to the latest development survey from Atlas Hospitality Group.

Accor sees RevPAR jumps, sells 7% more of AccorInvest

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 26 July 2018
On its first-half earnings call, AccorHotels executives reported RevPAR increases and announced a recent deal to sell the final slice of its AccorInvest portfolio.

Group, global performance underpin Hilton's strong Q2

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 26 July 2018
Hilton hit the high end of its guidance with 4% systemwide comparable revenue-per-available-room growth in the second quarter.

Indie revenue management needs creativity, cooperation

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 26 July 2018
Experts say the task of revenue-managing an independent hotel requires more direct collaboration with other departments, such as marketing, and it forces revenue managers to find solutions they likely wouldn’t consider at branded hotels.

How independent hotels extend peak seasons

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 25 July 2018
Independent hotels around the U.S. are boosting business outside of peak season through special events and promotions.

Freitag's 5: RevPAR growth streak reaches 100 in June

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 25 July 2018
The U.S. hotel cycle reached 100 months of RevPAR growth in June with 4.6% growth at the start of the summer season and end of the second quarter.

Revenue-management roles continue to evolve

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 24 July 2018
Once just a small subset of hotel sales and marketing departments, revenue managers have now risen to rock-star status at many hotel companies.

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