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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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Hyatt Announces Sale of Park Hyatt Washington

Hyatt Announces Sale of Park Hyatt Washington

CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Westmont Hospitality Group announced that a Hyatt affiliate has sold the 216-room Park Hyatt Washington to a venture comprised of Westmont Hospitality Group and Thomas Tan, a member of the Bestford Hospitality Group, for approximately $100 ...

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Hoteliers Continue to be Sharp with Budgeting Accuracy

Hoteliers Continue to be Sharp with Budgeting Accuracy

It’s time to throw away the Ouija boards. Apparently, predicting the performance of U.S. hotels has become easy for managers. For the third consecutive year, management’s projections of revenues, expenses, and profits contained in their budgets have been extremely accurate. ...

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Strong Performance Enables Hoteliers to Reduce Discounting

Strong Performance Enables Hoteliers to Reduce Discounting

NEW YORK—Hotels in major North American markets are continuing to experience solid growth in both rate and occupancy across all travel segments, according to data from the September 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). This sustained growth is enabling ...

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