Industry News

Fairfield Inn opens in Fresno, California, after long struggle

SOUTHWEST HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT has finally opened its Fairfield Inn & Suites Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fresno, California, but it wasn’t easy. The company...

Choice marks first anniversary of buying WoodSpring

THE NEWLY-OPENED WoodSpring Suites Portland North Gresham in Portland, Oregon, is three things rolled into one. It is the 250th WoodSpring to open, but...

TRENDS & ISSUES

Survey: Guests frustrated by unfriendly hotel staff

MOST HOTELS TELL their staff to be friendly with guests, but a new survey commissioned by hotel communications software producer ALICE found that unfriendly...

STR: U.S hotel occupancy up 0.1 percent, performance steady after government reopening

U.S. HOTEL PERFORMANCE was a bit steadier during the first week of February following the ending of the government shutdown, according to STR. Slight...

USTA: U.S. travel marks 3.6 percent growth in December

TRAVEL TO AND within the U.S. maintained its steady growth in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s newest Travel Trends Index. USTA also...

Travel industry adds 33k jobs in January

MORE THAN 33,000 jobs were generated in the U.S. by the travel industry in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association. That is the...

Lodging Econometrics: Three companies dominated U.S. pipeline in 2018

THREE MAJOR COMPANIES sat atop the U.S. hotel construction pipeline in 2018, according to Lodging Econometrics.  They are Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and InterContinental...

STR forecast: Growth slowing some more in 2019

THE 2019 OUTLOOK for the U.S. hotel industry is just a little dimmer as the STR forecast shows slowing growth. The outlook for 2020...
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