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Number of U.S. hotels by hotel chain

An interesting graphic I came across shows the number of hotels in the U.S. by the seven largest U.S. hotel chains. U.S. Hotels domestic supply among major U.S. Hotel Chains Hilton Worldwide: 3,382 hotels; 506,455 rooms. Marriott International: 3,110 hotels; 501,070 rooms. Wyndham Worldwide: 5,815 hotels; 451,755 rooms. Choice International: 5,081 hotels; 385,827 rooms. Starwood…

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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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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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