Articles
What a Deal!
Date: 01/10/2018  •  Publication: Hotels Magazine  •  Author: Daniel Lesser  •  View the article
In the event that you missed a recent newsworthy major Las Vegas casino hotel sale transaction, the partially completed Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas was acquired in August 2017 for US$600 million by a joint venture that included Witkoff and New Valley. Read More >
Q4 2017 U.S. Lodging Market Update
Date: 01/08/2018  •  Publication: Hotel Online  •  Author: Daniel Lesser  •  View the article
Driven by robust business and leisure travel, the U.S. hotel industry completed another year of record setting metrics including: Occupancy, Average Daily Rate, RevPAR, Available Rooms, Occupied Rooms, and Rooms Revenue. Read More >
Dear Airbnb…
Date: 12/05/2017  •  Publication: Hotel Online  •  Author: Daniel Lesser  •  View the article
Capitalist competition is meant to be fair and balanced, and the fact is, Airbnb and its hosts’ and users’ must comply with state and local laws, codes, and regulations that apply to traditional types of transient lodging facilities. Read More >
Dear Airbnb
Date: 12/04/2017  •  Publication: Hotels Magazine  •  Author: Daniel Lesser  •  View the article
Airbnb appears to be on the defensive and feeling the pressure of a regulatory environment that is closing in its enterprise. Read More >