National Hotel Market Outlook 2012

Since the turn of the millennium, the national accommodation industry has shown resilience and perseverance. The terrorist attacks in 2001, SARS epidemic in 2003 and most recently,...

Growing Hotel Business In a New Economic Landscape

For years the hotel industry has experienced an ever-widening gap between the expectations for growth and reality. What’s worse is the situation can’t be considered temporary anymore...

Should Our Hotel Lease Out Space To Restaurant Operator Or Handle It Ourselves?

Q: Our hotel is looking to renovate in the near future, and we know that we need to improve our foodservice offerings but we’re not sure whether...

Standing Proud: Highlighting the Top 50 Hotel Operators

While 2011 wasn’t the worst of times, it wasn’t the best of times, either. It was a kind of non-descript year — a clever student who performed...

Keeping Guests Safe By Investing In Hotel Security

Talk to any experienced risk consultant serving the global hotel industry, and undoubtedly they’ll tell you stories that would make any manager nervous. “In...

The Low-down on Low Room-Rates

Hoteliers make tactical room-rate adjustments on a daily basis. They’re driven by the need for higher occupancy, increased cash-flow, and, in some cases, they want to prove...

Rising Up Hospitality’s Corporate Ladder

“Sometimes,” sighs Trevor Bracher, director of Service Culture for Stamford, Conn.-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts, “running a hospitality business feels like you’re trying to change a tire...

Playing the Trump Card

The Trump International Hotel & Tower arrives in Toronto, inspiring champagne wishes and caviar dreams When Talon International Development, owners of Toronto’s Trump International Hotel & Tower, purchased...

Opening Doors to Success

Wyndham Hotel Group unites for its annual convention It may have been April Fool’s day, but it was serious business at Wyndham’s annual convention,...

Conversion Excursion

When is a conversion the right choice for your property? Whether it’s an under-performing hotel being transformed into a condominium or retirement home, a...