From Bad to Worse for Wyndham
August 27, 2015
By Scott Warner and Benjamin Lambiotte
Lawyers often say “bad facts make bad law”. Combine that with weak legal arguments and, well, things can...
Duetto Secures $30M in Series C Funding to Further Accelerate its Worldwide Expansion
August 4, 2015
Now in Hotels in 50 Countries, Duetto's Cloud-Based, Big Data Solution Doubles Hotel Profitability
San Francisco, August 4, 2015 -- Duetto, the...
Have Internet? The Lawsuit the Entire Hotel Industry Is Watching
August 10, 2015
By Trevor Warner
As an update to our first article on the lawsuit filed by Nomadix against Blueprint RF, a federal judge ruled allegations of...
Hilton Worldwide Honors Top Hotel Owners in the Americas with Annual Development Awards
August 31, 2015
McLean, Va., August 31, 2015 — Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced honors for its top annual development awards in the Americas. Awards are...
Big Data and the Hotel Stay: The Critical Connection
By Pierre Boettner, founder and CEO, hospitality pulse
The industry buzz around "Big Data" is deafening.
'Big Data Analytics ' - its...
Are Hotel Management Companies All the Same? 2015 Hotel Management Benchmark Study
August 19, 2015
by Hans Detlefsen and Emiliia GordiienkoIntroductionHotel Appraisers & Advisors (HA&A) recently completed our 2015 Hotel Management Company Benchmark Analysis....
The Trump Organization Appoints Eric Danziger as Chief Executive Officer of Trump Hotel Collection
August 11, 2015
NEW YORK – Aug. 11, 2015 – The Trump Organization announced today that it has appointed Eric Danziger as Chief Executive Officer of their luxury hotel...
Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry: Gross vs. Net Revenue Reporting
Implementation of the11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry
The 11th revised edition of the Uniform System of Accounts...
The End of Hotel Rate Parity: Much Ado About Nothing
by Vikram Singh
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk about the imminent “end of hotel rate parity” and what it means for the...
A Hotelier’s Perspective on the Sharing Economy: Welcome, Airbnb. Seriously.
August 17, 2015
by Bashar Wali
I am a hotelier. Let's get that bias right out there. Everything I know and everything I do is focused on creating transcendent experiences for...
Who Are Your Guests? Maestro Analytics Knows
August 5, 2015
What do they eat; why do they stay; how can you serve them better? Ask Maestro Analytics.
August 5, 2015 – Toronto – The hotel business changed last...
Citing REIT’s are Most Affected by Airbnb, Merrill Lynch Analysts Downgrade Many Large Hotel Groups
MarketWatch reports that by the end of 2016, Merrill Lynch analysts say listings on home-renting platform Airbnb Inc. could make up as much as 1.2% of hotel...
Technology Due Diligence Tips for Hotel Acquisitions
August 24, 2015
By David M. Scolnic
Hotel acquisitions are hot, with many hotels achieving double-digit offers within days after being put on the market. If you are...
AccorHotels Shares Two Studies on CSR and its Effect on Guest Satisfaction and Business Performance
August 7, 2015
Under the group's sustainable development program, PLANET 21, AccorHotels studies confirm positive impact of sustainability commitmentAccorHotels reveals the...
Fitch Ratings: Airbnb Not a Competitive Threat to US Hotels—Yet
August 6, 2015
What U.S. Lodging Companies Are SayingMost Companies Unfazed: Most lodging companies do not view rapidly growing Airbnb, Inc. as a competitive threat to their...
A Team Without Accountability is a Team Destined to be Average
by Gary Hernbroth
The good eat the mediocre. The great eat the good. And great wins.
A recent client of mine asked his management team to do a bit of homework...
Newmarket Acquires Hotel SystemsPro
August 3, 2015
Madrid, August 3, 2015: Amadeus is to expand its sales and catering offering to the hotel industry with the acquisition of Hotel SystemsPro by Newmarket, an...
Lodging Interactive Launches Live Streaming Marketing Service For Hotels
New live streaming technology enables hotels to humanize their marketing.
Parsippany, NJ: Lodging Interactive, the digital marketing and social media...
Hospitality Technology Provider Intelity Makes Debut on the Inc. 5000 List
August 12, 2015
ORLANDO. – August 12, 2015 – Intelity, leading provider of hospitality guest services software and solutions, appears for the first time on the Inc. 5000...
What Can You Tell from the ProPAR Graph? The Impact of RevPAR Growth on Profit
Earlier this year, Hotel Appraisers & Advisors published an article summarizing how several hundred hotels performed, ranked by House Profit per...
Heart of the House
by Bryan Williams
Here is what I believe: You are either serving the customer or you are serving someone who is.
Simply put…Everyone's job exists to...
Pennsylvania’s Skytop Lodge Appoints Jeffrey Rudder as General Manager
SKYTOP, Pa. (Aug. 21, 2015)—The board of directors of Skytop Lodge Corporation has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Rudder as general manager of the...
Study: Hotels Fail at Providing Reliable & Affordable Internet, Accessible Outlets, & Clean Rooms
August 13, 2015
NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 -- Hotels continue to invest millions of dollars in lobbies and spas but, according to a new survey of frequent travelers, the...
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Taps Digital Alchemy for Personalized Online Guest Services
Nemacolin Builds Online Guest Relationships with Digital Alchemy’s Suite of Custom Communication Tools ...
A Boca Raton Man who has Filed Countless Federal ADA Lawsuits Against Florida Hotels - at it Again
Anthony Cave | Florida Keys Keynoter, (Marathon, Fla.) | August 27, 2015
Aug. 26--A Boca Raton man who has filed countless federal lawsuits since 2013 alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act at hotels is at it...