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Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, CA
How the Industry Should Respond to OTAs’ New Challenge

The lodging sector needs to continue to push back on OTAs by investing in technology that creates seamless, friction-free booking of travel experiences.

How to Prepare for Slower Growth in 2018

Signs indicate rate and RevPAR growth won’t be as strong as in past years, so hoteliers need to consider different ways to cut costs and push profits.

Beware the Limitations of Hotel Cap Rates

While applying a direct cap rate to a prospective hotel investment may be useful for back of the envelope calculations, beware of the limitations produced by this approach.

What a Deal!

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.

Q4 2017 U.S. Lodging Market Update

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.

Lodging Sees Another Year Of Record-Setting Metrics

Driven by robust business and leisure travel, the US hotel industry completed another year of record setting metrics including: Occupancy, Average Daily Rate, RevPAR, Available Rooms, Occupied Rooms, and Rooms Revenue.

Midscale Brand Growth: Choice or Commoditization?

The wave of brand launches shows no sign of abating.

Overbuilding the Middle?

New brands equal new franchise opportunities and new supply.

Dear Airbnb…

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.

Dear Airbnb

Airbnb appears to be on the defensive and feeling the pressure of a regulatory environment that is closing in its enterprise.

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