Twinkling lights, glitter and gourmet menus galore -- without a single dish to wash or tree to trim. Spending Christmas at a hotel does hold a certain allure. Whether you stay for a week or drop in for tea, these properties go to great lengths to offer something … [Read more...] about 9 hotels that go all-out for Christmas
Hotel occupancy will remain at record levels through 2017, according to PKF Hospitality Research/CBRE Hotels (PKF-HR). In the recently released December 2015 edition of Hotel Horizons, PKF-HR forecasts that the growth in demand for lodging accommodations will exceed the … [Read more...] about PKF Hospitality: Occupancy to Remain at Record Levels Through ’17
Administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the EB-5 program (Employment-Based Immigration, Fifth Preference) allows foreign nationals to invest as little as $500,000 or as much as $1 million in a U.S. enterprise, in consideration of … [Read more...] about Creative Capital: Financing Hotels via EB-5
As investment strategies go, food trucks and graffiti are about as outside the box as you can get, yet these are both part of Jon Bortz’s immediate plans. Innovative property upgrades are integral to his approach in generating outsized returns from his assets. Over the past … [Read more...] about 8 Habits of Effective Hotel Investors
The boutique and lifestyle hotel segments has been called many things, among them fluid, slippery and difficult to define. But with new definitions providing clarity, a panel of experts at the 27th annual Hunter Hotel Conference called for a reset to re-evaluate the space … [Read more...] about 5 Trends in the Boutique Business
The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during June 2015, according to data from STR, Inc. In year-over-year results, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy was up 2.1 percent to 73.1 percent; its average daily rate rose 5.0 … [Read more...] about STR: US Hotel Performance – June 2015
The boutique hotel movement, which began its rise stateside in the 1980s, has not only proven it's staying power, it's show tremendous leaps in popularity over the ensuing decades. Now, the boutique hotel is mainstream. While that proves the boutique hotel concept is … [Read more...] about What Does The Future Hold for Boutique Hotels?
It’s been 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), guaranteeing basic rights for people with disabilities, including full and equal access to your property and services. While many ADA requirements are related to physical accessibility, in … [Read more...] about When a dog is not a pet: Five things you should know about service animals.
Besides their massive global resources, online travel agencies (OTAs) rely on a potent and lethal asset to rein in millions of bookings each year: A powerhouse of stealth and strategic marketing tactics that push people to whip out their credit cards and book. by Dave … [Read more...] about Copy These 2 Subtle OTA Booking Secrets