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Hotel, hospitality and travel

Trump Hotels Kicking Off New Midscale Franchising Brand

American IDEA Hotels logoIn a departure from the luxury hotels that the Trump brand is known for, the company is going after the midscale market with a new line, American Idea that sells franchises. Former Wyndham CEO Eric Danzinger is heading up the effort as CEO of the about-to-be-launched brand. He joined the Trump organization in August 2015 as CEO of Trump Hotel Collection. In contrast to the rest of the Trump hotel organization, the new chain will be franchised, which is what Danzinger knows and does.

Hotel Management Fees, A Growing Expense

The U.S. lodging industry recovery from the depths of the great recession was characterized by strong growth in rooms revenue (RevPAR), concurrent with strict cost controls.  This combination resulted in double-digit growth rates for profits from 2010 through 2014.  Starting in 2015, market conditions changed. 

Are Tattooed Staffers Acceptable at Your Hotel?

Are tattoos on staffers in your hotel all right with you? If not, with them becoming more mainstream and common, you may want to rethink how your hiring policy impacts your guests and the competency level of your staff.

Paying the Intermediaries: An Analysis of Hotel Commissions

The increasing incidence of intermediaries selling hotel rooms and other services is a major topic of discussion among U.S. hotel owners and operators.

Intercontinental Hotels Group Reveals Expanded Credit Card Breach

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has publicly adjusted radically upwards the number of its hotels involved in the credit card breach originally announced this past December, giving a ballpark figure of a dozen hotels involved in February. IHG now says that at least 1,000 of its hotels were involved.

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.