Survey: Luxury travel managers optimistic about 2019

LUXURY TRAVEL MANAGERS are feeling good about the outlook for this year, according to a survey from communications firm Strategic Vision. The strong economy...

Report: Hotel transaction activity to remain strong in 2019

THE OUTLOOK FOR hotel transaction activity in 2019 is mostly positive, according to a report from HVS Consulting and Valuation. However, it won’t be...

STR: U.S. hotels break performance records again in 2018

OVERALL, 2018 WAS another record-breaker for the U.S. hotel industry. However, the year ended a little down, and the first week of January saw...

USTA: Growth of international visits to U.S. could slow to 1 percent by May

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO the U.S. continued to grow in November, but the U.S. Travel Association still warns that the next months will see a...

Hotel stock index closes 2018 down 16.8 percent

AS INVESTORS CONTINUED to appear cautious over market uncertainties, the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dropped 8.5 percent in December and its year-to-date performance was...

STR: U.S. hotels’ performance down during last week of December

AS 2018 WRAPPED up, U.S. hotels saw declines in performance, according to STR. Among individual markets, Dallas, Texas, saw the highest increases in all...

U.S. hotel profits drop in November

PROFITS WERE ON the slide for U.S. hotels in November, dropping 5.2 percent over the same month last year, according to HotStats. That’s the...

Article: Large companies find appeal in boutique hotels

HOTEL DEVELOPERS ARE continuing to pursue a newfound interest in boutique hotels, according to an article from Frances Kiradjian, founder and CEO of Boutique...

Hotel stock index grew in November but down for the year so far

WALL STREET’S SOMEWHAT bearish market took its toll on the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index in November, according to STR. The index rose 1.6 percent...

Boutique hotels have narrow profit margins

BOUTIQUE HOTELS ARE increasingly popular with hotel developers in the U.S. due to the unique experience they offer travelers, the creativity they allow the...