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Jan292013

U.S. Hotels STR 2011-14 Data and Forecasts

Where are hotel rates climbing in the USA? Where are rates dropping? Hint: not many places. HotelNewsNow.com hotel industry data from Smith Travel Research confirms one fact about hotel rates that I had intuitively discovered by my own observations: San Francisco hotel rates skyrocketed faster than any other location in the US in 2012. Smith…

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Jan312010

STR Hotel Industry Forecast for U.S. 2010

Smith Travel Research in Hendersonville, TN is one of the leading hotel industry data reporters.  Last week the company published its 2010 hotel industry forecast. In the first month of 2010 the company is predicting hotel occupancy will remain flat in 2010 and finish the year at 55.1%. This is after an 8.7% drop in…

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Sep282009

Why Are Hotel Loyalty Programs Being So Generous?

If you think being underwater $100,000 on your home mortgage is bad, imagine trying to sleep at night thinking about how your $400 million hotel investment has lost $100 million in value with the real estate crisis of the past two years. The western playground of Scottsdale, Arizona has newly opened hotel properties like the…

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