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Hoteliers debate use of chatbots to engage, book guests

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 8 November 2018
A panel of hoteliers agreed that in an industry which relies heavily on human interaction as hospitality, automation should be carefully considered.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 3 November

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 8 November 2018
The U.S. hotel industry reported occupancy declined 0.7% to 62.9% during the week of 28 October through 3 November. ADR rose 0.7% to $124.81 but RevPAR was mostly flat (-0.1% to $78.54).

Hoteliers adapt to guests' in-room streaming needs

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 7 November 2018
As guests bring and use more mobile devices during their stays, hoteliers are tasked with ensuring bandwidth is strong and connectivity is seamless.

Technology Pulse: A roundup of digital news

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 7 November 2018
This month’s roundup of news from the technology sector includes: Tech fuels hotel strikes; the role of biometrics in travel; and more.

Weaker-than-expected RevPAR growth dampens Marriott Q3

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 7 November 2018
Tough year-over-year comparisons and calendar shifts hindered Marriott International’s RevPAR growth in the third quarter, and while the company is taking a more conservative approach to Q4 2018, top executives said they don’t anticipate any troubling trends continuing into 2019.

Sale-leaseback deals help unlock 'untapped value'

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 2 November 2018
As lending tightens, the sale-leaseback model can help owners extract 100% of their property’s value and get cash up front. The model has been popular in Europe and is now gaining momentum in the U.S.

I don't know if you heard, but internet is important

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 2 November 2018
It’s a cliché to say good internet is one of, if not the most important, factors in creating a good hotel stay, but I don’t care. It’s monumentally important.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 27 October

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 1 November 2018
For the week ending 27 October, U.S. hotel occupancy rose 1.2% to 70.7%, ADR increased 4% to $134.39 and RevPAR rose 5.2% to $95.02.

Time to change the mindset on hospitality and tech

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 1 November 2018
To leverage technology to its greatest potential in the hospitality sector will require thought leaders who are open to seeing it from a different point of view.

MGM Resorts execs optimistic over group business

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 31 October 2018
MGM Resorts International reported a stronger third quarter than it expected and projects better group business in the future.

Global hotel pulse: Asia/Pacific news

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 31 October 2018
In this week’s roundup of news from the Asia/Pacific region: IHG’s growth in Asia; STR performance data; Diwali celebrations; and more.

Earnings, shareholder return drivers of Minor-NH deal

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 30 October 2018
Bangkok-based Minor International recently completed the acquisition of NH Hotel Group, and in comments prior to the deals close, Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier said it’s all about increasing the company’s global footprint to enhance shareholder value.

Frasers' Choe talks company growth, industry challenges

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 29 October 2018
A fast-paced interview at HICAP reveals Frasers Hospitality CEO Choe Peng Sum thoughts on a variety of topics, including his company’s use of serviced apartments to grow, his preferred way to expand Frasers’ footprint and the challenges for the hotel industry.

The RevPAR streak is dead; long live the RevPAR streak

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 29 October 2018
The data impact of the 2017 hurricane season was the strongest yet in September, and the performance declines ended the U.S. hotel industry’s RevPAR growth streak at 102 months. But RevPAR still has some room to grow in the coming months.

Hotel growth continues in major Ohio markets

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 26 October 2018
A look at performance and development trends in major Ohio cities shows a desire for and potential for hotel growth there.

Remember who really owns guest data

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 26 October 2018
It shouldn’t be the hotel brands, management companies or owners. Guest data belongs with the guest.

Rate drives RevPAR gains in Hilton's Q3

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 25 October 2018
Despite weather and holiday disruptions in the third quarter, Hilton grew RevPAR, and President and CEO Chris Nassetta is confident about a steady group business pace.

In booking fray, 'wolf-pack' mentality aids indies

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 24 October 2018
Speakers on a panel at the recent Direct Booking Summit in Dallas shared strategies for independent hotels competing against brands and negotiating with OTAs for guests.

Analysts expect M&A, disruptors to headline Q3 calls

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 24 October 2018
More information about the Pebblebrook/LaSalle deal, global RevPAR growth and Marriott International’s loyalty integration are among topics analysts are listening for on upcoming third-quarter earnings calls.

Survival guide for the tech-driven hotelier

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 24 October 2018
Hoteliers who rely on data mining to guide decisions and customize travel experiences for their guests should consider these disciplines in 2019 business plans.

STR: US hotel performance for Q3 2018

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 22 October 2018
In the third quarter of 2018, U.S. hotel occupancy dipped 0.4% to 71%, ADR rose 2.1% to $131.86 and RevPAR increased 1.7% to $93.65.

Identifying downturn indicators varies by discipline

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 19 October 2018
Consultants use a number of different approaches to determine whether a downturn is on the way. Here's what the seven of them incorporate into their formulas.

Consultants' take on dealing with a downturn

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 19 October 2018
Seven consultants from the International Society of Hospitality Consultants summarized the best ways to deal with any oncoming downturn.

Planning for a downturn: Prepare now or repair later

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 19 October 2018
To weather issues created by an economic slowdown, have a plan in place well in advance that is developed by management and employees, said speakers from International Society of Hospitality Consultants on a Hotel News Now/Castell Project think tank.

What to do now to get your hotel ready for winter

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 18 October 2018
Hoteliers say now is the time to prepare properties for the change in seasons to ensure operations are running smoothly before the weather will turn. Here’s a look at some of their to-do lists.

US hotel results for week ending 13 October

hotelnewsnow.com Featured Articles 18 October 2018
U.S. hotels reported occupancy dipped 0.7% to 71.9% during the week of 7-13 October. ADR increased 1.6% to $132.76 and RevPAR rose 0.8% to $95.42 during the week.

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