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Debt Markets Continue to Recover

Debt Markets Continue to Recover

With the hotel industry’s recovery from the recession steadily picking up speed, values coming back to pre-downturn levels, and RevPAR growth remaining consistent, the debt markets are returning to normal. And as lenders get more interested and competitive, they’re supplying ...

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Choice Ramps Up SkyTouch

Choice Ramps Up SkyTouch

Choice Hotels’ recent 2013 earnings call revealed just how well the markets have received its SkyTouch cloud-based property management software platform. On the call president and CEO Steve Joyce said, “The interest level is high, and we are matching it ...

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New AH&LA Board Reveals Industry Participation

New AH&LA Board Reveals Industry Participation

With the second act of AH&LA’s new membership model, which launched in January, the association unveiled an entirely new board of directors this morning. Comprised of C-level lodging executives from every facet of the industry—hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management ...

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Designing Hotels for Tight Urban Markets

Designing Hotels for Tight Urban Markets

Designing an urban hotel is a bit like playing Tetris; you have to put all the little pieces together just right. Just ask architect Rob Uhrin. He’s been squeezing hotels into tight spaces for 15 years. Of course, he’s worked ...

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