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    Game Changers

    While the impact of COVID on casino hotels has been profound, it’s the continued emergence of online gambling that is…

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    How The Airbnb IPO Impacts Hotel Operations

    Since the Airbnb IPO happened in December 2020, this may seem like old news. But let’s reminisce a bit about…

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    Short-Term Stays Key To Success

    There’s been much focus and discussion over the past year about the correlation between the return of group business and…

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    Upping The Ante

    Driven by a number of factors, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and advancements in technology, casino hotels continue to…

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    The Power Of Pent-Up Demand

    Pent-up demand and a loosening of COVID restrictions could be creating the perfect storm for travel to return in a…

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    What To Do With The Business Center?

    Obvious to all, the pandemic has resulted in far fewer corporate travelers for hotels, meaning that the languishing business centers…

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    Ramping Up ROI

    The notion of potentially charging guests extra for a handful of services and amenities was touted by a trio of…

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    Bouncing Back

    As travel continues to open up throughout the country, many owners are adjusting their forecasts upward for the remainder of…

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    Post-Pandemic Purchasing

    From new safety product like plexiglass to more stringent cleaning protocols, the impact of COVID on purchasing has been profound,…

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    Technology To Enhance Local Experience

    Coming out of the pandemic, guest demands have irreversibly changed. They don’t want cookie-cutter rooms; they want experiences. This harkens…

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    Doubling Up

    While 2020 was wrought with challenges for the lodging industry as a whole, the tumultuous year clearly didn’t impact the…

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    Getting Personal

    The importance of providing guests a truly personalized and unique hotel experience has never been greater and social media continues…

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    International Influence

    The vaccine rollouts are progressing, which means the rebuilding of traveler confidence isn’t far behind. The next big step is…

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    Pipeline Progress

    Hilton’s increasing focus on the burgeoning lifestyle segment became clearer recently with the addition of 11 new properties to its…

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    The Perfect Pairing

    Describing it as a ‘perfect marriage’ for both brands, Choice’s Rick Hertan touted the potential benefits of a recent collaboration…

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    Heating Up

    Just as Florida was one of the hot spots—or at least perceived to be one of the problem areas—of the…

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    Fighting Back

    Maintaining that 9 out of 10 ADA lawsuits are “frivolous and unjustified,” Bijal Patel emphasized that the California Hotel &…

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    ‘Zoning’ Out

    Like many of you reading this, we have both also increased the amount that we have read during the past…

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    Looking For Labor

    By Steve Pike Thirteen months ago, the hospitality industry—from luxury resorts to mom-and-pop restaurants—was letting go of employees as a…

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    Recipe For Success

    As much as any aspect of the hotel experience, food & beverage outlets have had to demonstrate creativity to successfully…