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Hoteliers debate use of chatbots to engage, book guests 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.

Determining timing, priorities of hotel website updates Featured Articles· 8 November 2018
Websites are a major part of hotels’ distribution network, so hoteliers need to make sure their websites are up to date and, mostly importantly, functioning.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 3 November 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).

Hogan Hospitality accelerates expansion with Marin deal Featured Articles· 8 November 2018
By acquiring a majority share of Marin Management Inc. and its 17 U.S. hotels, Hogan Hospitality Group has grown its management portfolio beyond its home state of Hawaii.

RLJ lowers outlook due to hurricane, asset sales Featured Articles· 7 November 2018
As a result of impact from Hurricane Florence on its Myrtle Beach and Charleston markets, and other factors such as asset sales, RLJ Lodging Trust lowered its outlook for full-year 2018.

Hoteliers adapt to guests' in-room streaming needs 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 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.

HPT execs expect 'headwinds' into 2019 Featured Articles· 7 November 2018
Supply growth and a wave of renovations across the real estate investment trust’s portfolio have pushed down performance for Hospitality Properties Trust, according to executives on the company’s third-quarter call with analysts.

Weaker-than-expected RevPAR growth dampens Marriott Q3 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.

CorePoint remains focused on Wyndham integration Featured Articles· 7 November 2018
On its third-quarter earnings call and its first full quarter as a standalone lodging REIT, CorePoint Lodging officials said the company is waiting to see the benefits from the Wyndham integration in 2019 and is working on reopening hotels affected by Hurricane Irma this year.

Hotels take hit in rash of severe storms across Europe Featured Articles· 7 November 2018
It‘s not just the Pacific Rim, the U.S. and Gulf of Mexico that are seeing an increase in bad weather lately. Europe, too, has experienced recent storms, which have caused the deaths of 29 people and noticeable, if temporary, damage to hotels.

Global hotel pulse: Europe news Featured Articles· 7 November 2018
In this roundup of news from Europe: The continent sees mixed performance in October and Whitbread PLC launches super-budget Zip by Premier Inn.

Strategic alliances proliferate in all-inclusive space Featured Articles· 7 November 2018
Strategic partnerships in the all-inclusive resort sector are becoming more common. Here’s a look at what’s fueling that trend.

Traditional lending at odds with emerging capital in UK Featured Articles· 6 November 2018
A raft of challenger banks are competing with traditional lending sources for the few deals presenting themselves in the U.K. Could this be a recipe for a recession? Not if lenders have understood the lessons of the past and have strict criteria in place.

Hotel industry enjoys continued growth through 2014 Featured Articles· 5 November 2018
HNN recaps the top things to know from 2014 as part of its look back at 10 years of the hotel industry.

Group strength, efficiency hallmarks for Park in Q3 Featured Articles· 5 November 2018
Park Hotels & Resorts executives are hanging their hats on a strategy built around improving profit margins and “grouping up” across their portfolio.

Criticism heard of two scourges of the UK High Street Featured Articles· 5 November 2018
There is so much to be said and cheered about U.K. hospitality and the High Streets of its cities, towns and villages, but fixed-odds betting machines and onerous business-rate taxes are not two of them. Cheery news comes this week that both are being tackled.

Sale-leaseback deals help unlock 'untapped value' 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.

Host delivers on NYC asset disposition strategy Featured Articles· 2 November 2018
Host Hotels & Resorts homed in on two of its top strategies during the third quarter: reducing its exposure in New York City as well as its European footprint.

How SpringHill Suites GM found her hospitality calling Featured Articles· 2 November 2018
Katie Baldassaro, GM of the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square, discovered a knack for hospitality that led her to a management position where she empowers others to do the same.

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

Hyatt CEO believes owners will see Two Roads upside Featured Articles· 1 November 2018
With the company “two to three weeks” away from closing on its acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, Hyatt Hotels Corporation President and CEO Mark Hoplamazian said owners of Two Roads properties have plenty of reasons for optimism.

Selecting the right brand in the UK remains complex Featured Articles· 1 November 2018
Hotel supply in the U.K. is dominated by two value-oriented brands in Premier Inn and Travelodge, but experts say that gives wise investors an opportunity to find niches with different brands.

STR: US hotel results for week ending 27 October 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 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.

Asia-based hotel investors remain bullish but watchful Featured Articles·31 October 2018
Outbound Chinese travelers represent big opportunities for hoteliers around the world as the hotel industry continues to experience solid performance, said senior leaders during the recent HICAP conference.


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