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Examining Hotel Labor Costs

Examining Hotel Labor Costs

As revenues continue to grow for most U.S. hotels, the combined cost of salaries, wages, bonuses, and payroll-related expenditures has declined as a percent of total hotel revenue. In 2013, labor costs represented 32.3 percent of total revenue, down from ...

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sells St. Regis, Rome

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sells St. Regis, Rome

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has sold The St. Regis, Rome to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding Limited for approximately $150.7 million. Starwood will continue to operate the hotel under the St. Regis brand flag as part of ...

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Recovery From the Great Recession is Complete

Recovery From the Great Recession is Complete

In the lodging industry, the recovery from the Great Recession is complete. In Q2 2014, the construction pipeline posted a double-digit gain year-over-year (YOY) for the third consecutive quarter. At Q2 2014, the pipeline stands at 3,311 projects/421,387 rooms, an ...

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New Bank Regulations Could Dampen Hotel Lending

New Bank Regulations Could Dampen Hotel Lending

On Jan. 1, U.S. banks are required to adopt new underwriting criteria based on Basel-3 guidelines, which will sharply increase the capital banks must hold in reserve against “acquisition, development, or construction” loans above 80 percent loan-to-value (LTV) and where ...

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Ask Anthony: How Can We Prepare for the Next Recession?

Ask Anthony: How Can We Prepare for the Next Recession?

Anthony Melchiorri, hotel fixer and host of Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, loves dishing out advice. From sharing best practices to tackling operational issues, he’s here to answer your questions. How can hotels protect themselves from the next financial crisis? Hotels ...

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