Report: $1 billion investment in waterparks expected for 2019

SUMMER IS AROUND the corner and the waterparks will soon be springing up like flowers of profit, according to projections by Hotel & Leisure...

Brand USA brought 1.13 million international visitors to the U.S. in 2018

THE DESTINATION MARKETING organization Brand USA brought 1.13 million more incremental visitors to the U.S. in fiscal year 2018, according the organization’s most recent...

U.S. hotels see hikes in occupancy, ADR and RevPAR

U.S. hotels reported positive performance results during the last week of March, according to STR. The fact that Easter fell in the same time...

Hotel stock index dropped 0.9 percent in March

THE BAIRD/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 0.9 percent in March to 4,642. The drop comes a month after a 6.8 percent increase in February. The...

Study explains pre-opening costs

THERE’S A LOT that goes into opening a new hotel, so much so that even experienced developers may need a little help determining pre-opening...

STR: U.S. hotel occupancy up 0.2 percent in third week of March

U.S. HOTEL PERFORMANCE was nearly flat during the third week of March, according to STR. Parts of California saw the most growth, while Houston,...

Hotel stock index rose 6.8 percent in February

THE MOOD AMONG hotel investors seemed to be a little more upbeat in February, according to the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index. The index rose...

STR: U.S. hotel occupancy down 0.9 percent in first week of March

U.S. HOTELS REPORTED mixed performance results during the first week of March, according to STR. Occupancy dipped, dragging down RevPAR, while ADR rose. Occupancy during...

HotStats: D.C. hotels suffered most from government shutdown

NOT THAT ANYONE is surprised, but the 35-day shutdown of the federal government in December was not good for hotels in Washington, D.C. The...

Survey: Hotel advances lean toward young travelers, sustainability and technology

COMMON SPACES FOR younger travelers, rising “Green Certification” and accommodation of guests’ ongoing love affair with mobile technology are some of the trends explored...