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The Power Of The Per-diem Rate

Several markets in the United States rely heavily on government demand. Changes in the way allowances for government travelers are established can turn markets, for better or worse.

Trends In Hotel Management Contracts

An understanding of the key provisions in hotel management contracts and the issues that influence the negotiation of these contracts is essential to an effective evaluation of any hotel project.

Sustainable Hotel Business Practices: A Surface Examination

As global tourist arrivals continue increasing, demand and supply trends in regards to sustainable business practices are shifting.

Do You Have An Ethics Policy? Now More Than Ever, “Good Ethics is Good Business”

In my 30-plus years in this industry, I’ve occasionally seen the issue of unethical behavior rear its ugly head. In the management-company world, the unethical behavior I’ve most frequently seen is like a form of bait and switch.

Renaissance ClubSport: The Concept of the Upscale Hotel/Health Club Unification

This article provides an introduction to the history, premise, and economic benefits of the Renaissance ClubSport concept. This groundbreaking concept combines the features of an upscale, boutique hotel with a luxurious fitness complex.

Branding with History: Historic Hotels Find Ways to Build a Competitive Advantage

Owners and operators of historic hotels have become more creative in their efforts to develop and maintain long-lasting competitive advantages for their properties. Recent operating data shows above-market performance for historic hotels in the U.S.

Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing

A compilation of theoretical and practical statements around revenue management and dynamic pricing models, as used in presentations around Australia by Rutger Smits and Ron de Wit. Great tools for in-house training and motivation!

What Happens To Occupancy And Average Rate In A Slowing Economy?

What Happens to Occupancy and Average Rate in a Slowing Economy? was written by Anne Lloyd-Jones in 2000 when the lodging industry was slowing down after half a decade of record performance.

The Repercussions Of September 11: What Is the Future Of Hotel Values

Anne Lloyd-Jones discusses factors impacting hotel investments in the post 9/11 environment, and correctly predicts the initial decline and ultimate revival in hotel values that we are witnessing today.

Parking Asset Management

More Than Spare Change in the Parking Couch... The First Edition of a Three Part Series on Parking Asset Management Success