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PwC: Room Rate Gains to Accelerate in 2015

PwC: Room Rate Gains to Accelerate in 2015

NEW YORK—An updated lodging forecast released today by PwC US anticipates room rate gains to accelerate and drive a revenue per available room (RevPAR) increase in 2015, as hotels achieve occupancy levels reflecting the solid lodging demand trends of recent ...

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All-Inclusive Industry is an Attractive Investment Option

All-Inclusive Industry is an Attractive Investment Option

The all-inclusive industry continues to grow, making it an attractive investment option for U.S.-based owners. As more travelers seek convenience and added value, all-inclusive resorts have been attracting approximately 12 to 12.5 million Americans per year, says Alex Zozaya, CEO ...

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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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