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Hotel, hospitality and travel

Select-Service Hotels: Efficient and Profitable

The definition of "select-service" within the lodging industry may vary from person to person, but there is no doubt that properties in this segment are the most popular among developers.

Yes, Hotel Franchise Agreements CAN Be Negotiated

Attorney Ormend G. Yeilding writes that, contrary to what many prospective franchisees may think, hotel brand franchise agreements are negotiable. But timing is key.

The Costs of Overpriced Water to a Hotel

Are you a hotelier who charges your guests way more for bottled water than they would pay for the same thing at a local store? If the answer is in the affirmative, what is the image of your hotel that this creates in their minds?

Choice Says Cambria Hotels to See Major Expansion in 2017

Choice Hotels International Inc. [NYSE:CHH], a franchisor of more than 6,500 franchised hotels in 40 countries, announced yesterday that it is planning to significantly grow its Cambria hotels & suites from the present 28 properties to 42 in 2017.

Hotel Rooms Departments Struggle to Control Expenses

Changes in rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR), and RevPAR penetration receive much attention from hotel managers. This is because the money hotels receive from renting guest rooms is the major revenue source across all U.S. property types.

Hotels Give to Get an Analysis of Complimentary Services and Rooms

The offering of complimentary services and amenities by U.S. hotels is on the rise.

Red Lion Reports Growth in Franchise Contracts Signed

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Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) reported that three franchise contracts had been signed in January. After its Vantage Hospitality acquisition in October of last year, the new and bigger Red Lion Hotels Corporation calculated for the full 2016 calendar year, 87 franchise agreements had been signed under ten of its hotel brands.

Hotel Caves to Hacker Ransom Demand

Hackers successfully extracted money from an Austrian hotel by remotely interfering with guest keycards and demanding a ransom. The hotel's general manager, Christoph Brandstaetter, considered the ransom ($1800), the deadline before it doubled (the end of the day), his complaining guests, and decided to pay up.

Hospitality Lodging Systems Added Brand, Hotels in 2016

Atlanta-based Hospitality Lodging Systems (HLS), a system of 41 hotels, added a new brand in 2016, AmeriVu Inns & Suites. HLS is the parent firm of Budgetel and Haven Hotel brands.

A Look at Marriott and Hilton's Franchise Model

Hotel properties are often owned by others, not the hotel company whose name appears on the building, and run under a franchise agreement or managing agreement. Here's a closer look at why Marriott, the world's largest hotel group, and Hilton, the third largest, as well as franchisees and general managers which operate under their brands, find that a good arrangement.