STR: Hotel industry to see slow growth through 2018

THE CURRENT POLITICAL and economic uncertainty in the U.S. market had some impact on predictions for ADR growth in the first quarter of 2017,...

Online reviews as the great equalizer

THE INTERNET HAS changed the way consumers shop for any number of products and services. Now a new study shows the online marketplace may...

Report: Hotel industry growth to remain steady

FOR ANYBODY PREDICTING that the current hotel market cycle is peaking, the strong U.S. economy and prudent lending practices are keeping it running a...

Wayfair and Wyndham join forces

SIXTEEN YEARS AGO, Wayfair Inc.'s Niraj Shah and fellow Cornell graduate Steve Conine bet American homesteaders would grow as comfortable with shopping for furniture...

Survey: Travelers not yet comfortable with ‘chatbots’

TEXT AND ONLINE chats are fine with many travelers for handling various parts of their trips, including contacting a hotel front desk or concierge,...

Houston hoteliers face good news, bad news

AFTER YEARS OF STRUGGLING, Houston hotels may see a record-breaking surge in occupancy – and eventually rate – as the city and surrounding communities...

‘Bleisure’ travel continues to grow

THE OLD MAXIM of never mixing business with pleasure is fast becoming a thing of the past as more business travelers are extending their...
Tarun Kapoor, left, leads a discussion at an AAHOA workshop with second-generation hoteliers who have evolved from owners and developers to include property management.

Moving into Management

More Asian American businesses adding hotel operations to their business models RUPESH PATEL ENTERED the hotel business 10 years ago with a vision of fast...

STR: Occupancy down, ADR and RevPAR up as June begins

OCCUPANCY IN U.S. hotels declined during the week of May 28 through June 3 over the same period last year while ADR and RevPAR...

Midyear report: Private equity buoys U.S. hotels

THE U.S. HOTEL industry remains stable at 2017’s halfway mark, with private equity making up most of the investment along with REITs and foreign...