2018 Choice Hotels International Conference Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino May 1-3, 2018 / Booth #476 Las Vegas, Nevada The Crystal Investment Property team is hitting the road! We would love to meet with you during the conference to discuss strategy for your … [Read more...] about Meet Us at the Choice Hotels International Conference
TripAdvisor's 2018 Top 25 US Hotel properties feature a nice cross-section of resort and urban properties in Oregon and Washington. Of the Top 25, 4 are in Oregon and Washington! More proof of how amazing the Pacific NW is (as if we needed more proof). Our featured image is … [Read more...] about What 4 Pacific NW Hotels Made the Top 25 US Hotels List?
Travelers are more tech-savvy with their hotel searching and booking habits, and hoteliers need to keep an eye out for what’s to come for distribution. Understanding ever-changing traveler behaviors is vital for hoteliers as they compete with online travel agencies for … [Read more...] about 5 ways hotels compete with OTAs for bookings
On October 1, new rules related to credit card fraud take effect, and if you haven’t upgraded to chip-reading technology for your credit card processing, you could be liable for fraudulent payments. It’s all a part of the roll out of new chip-based cards under the EMV … [Read more...] about Be Prepared, Hoteliers-New Chip Based Credit Card Standards are Coming
The TripAdvisor Popularity Index is becoming a critical metric for many hotels. Based on traveler feedback, a property’s ranking on the Popularity Index reflects how it compares to other hotels within a geographic area. Hotels that are closer to the top of the list are more … [Read more...] about How to Improve Your Trip Advisor Rank
Crystal Investment Property is pleased to CONGRATULATE the Buyers and Sellers of the Surfside Inn in Seaside, Oregon. As the representative for the Buyer, we are pleased to have been able to procure this off-market property for our client. We appreciate the co-operative … [Read more...] about SOLD! Surfside Inn
REPORT FROM THE U.S.—Soft brands are finding solid footing in the hotel industry. A spate of soft brands have been introduced in the industry during 2014, highlighted by Hilton Worldwide Holdings’ introduction of Curio and Best Western International’s launch of BW … [Read more...] about How To Build a Soft Brand
Crystal Investment Property is pleased to CONGRATULATE the Buyers and Sellers of the El Rancho Motel in Moses Lake, Washington. As the representative for the Seller and Buyer, we appreciate the co-operative efforts of all parties involved to overcome challenges and achieve a … [Read more...] about SOLD! El Rancho Motel
It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person. To avoid that kind of disappointment in the future, watch for these six warning signs that your hotel isn't quite … [Read more...] about Bad Hotel Practices – Don’t Make these Mistakes!