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    Not Yet Business As Usual

    The correlation between the return of business travel and the full recovery of the lodging industry to pre-COVID levels has…

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    Industry Issues

    Labor, amenity creep and ongoing advocacy efforts—such as trying to preserve the 1031 Exchange program—were among the key topics discussed…

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    Less Is More For New F&B Strategy

    As we emerge from a tumultuous year of lockdowns and traveler uncertainty, hotels have in many ways been given a…

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    On The Rebound?

    While traditional business travel continues to lag stalling any potential full lodging industry recovery, the ‘bleisure’ travel trend has gained…

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    Dealing In Differences

    With an emphasis on their contribution to the local communities in which they operate, a trio of gaming executives touted…

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    Leading The Way In Labor

    Labor remains a critical issue for the lodging industry, particularly when it comes to attracting young talent to the industry.…

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    What’s ‘Driving’ Holiday Travel Trends?

    As we get ready to head into the holiday season, there are a number of challenges facing the lodging industry…

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    High-Priced Portfolio

    Looking to leverage an increasing appetite among publicly traded REITs to build up their portfolios, NewcrestImage recently agreed to sell…

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    A Few ‘Tips’ On Going Cashless

    Labor, labor, labor. Right now, that’s the top concern—how to get more staff as well as how to keep the…

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    The Redefined Traveler

    Acknowledging a significant change in consumer attitudes and behaviors—impacted in large part by the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent travel shut…

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    The Future Of Meetings Is More Meetings

    Word on the street is that 2022 will finally see the return of the corporate and groups segment for large…

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    Deal Activity Heats Up

    In what could be viewed as another indication that the lodging industry recovery is headed in the right direction, hotel…

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    Luxury Reimagined

    New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood over the past several years has gained fame for its residents, including actor Robert DeNiro,…

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    A Focus On Flexibility

    With an eye on increasing its distribution in secondary and tertiary markets, Cambria Hotels recently introduced a new prototype option…

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    Labor Shortage: What Can You Do?

    Hotel owners and operators need to rely on technology, as well as more efficient outsourcing solutions, to help combat the…

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    A New Playbook

    Being a hotel operator in the current environment is challenging, to say the least, as the lodging industry looks to…

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    Signs Of Improvement

    Several of the large brand companies reported both net income and RevPAR growth in their recently released third-quarter reports when…

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    On The Fast Track

    Small town America is “alive and well” as evidenced by the growth momentum of Cobblestone Hotels, which continues to expand…

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    Artful Transformation

    Art for Art’s Sake? That’s no longer the case in the hospitality industry. Luxury hotels around the world have become…

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    View From The C-Suite

    BITAC Symposium Live 2021 played host to a number of C-level industry execs highlighted by a live virtual interview with…