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Aug152017

Hotel Data Conference consumer takeaways

The 9th annual Hotel Data Conference was held in Nashville Aug 8-11. I was not there. Data on the hotel industry intrigues me. I don’t follow it so much in the past couple years since it really makes little difference to Loyalty Traveler how much hotel chains make financially. My writing focus has been tailored…

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May022013

W Hotels turn 15

HotelNewsNow has an article this week, “W put ‘lifestyle’ on map 15 years ago,” sharing some insight into how W Hotels impacted the development of lifestyle hotels. Interestingly the comments on this article point to Kimpton Hotels as launching this trend a decade earlier, but without the marketing power of SPG to push the concept…

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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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