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Making an Extended Stay Play

Making an Extended Stay Play

Despite the shaky economy of the past few years, the extended-stay segment has managed to perform well. According to data from the Highland Group, extended-stay revenue per available room (RevPAR) increased 7 percent and rose to a nominal high of ...

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The Dollars and Sense of Going Green

The Dollars and Sense of Going Green

Rishi Shah is dedicated to being as eco-friendly as possible. As the asset manager of the Wyndham Philadelphia in Mount Laurel, N.J., he’s figured out ways to make his interest in sustainability improve the property’s bottom line. This year, the ...

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A Civil Union Between Hotels and Management Companies

A Civil Union Between Hotels and Management Companies

The lodging industry is attracting a lot of new money. “The amount of interest from private equity groups, REITs, and new developers entering the hospitality space is huge right now,” says Doug Dreher, president and chief executive officer of The ...

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Dual-Branded Hotels Present New Opportunities

Dual-Branded Hotels Present New Opportunities

Ten years ago, Choice Hotels opened the doors of a property in Norfolk, Va., that placed the Sleep Inn and Quality Inn & Suites brands under one roof. It featured a separate lobby and mostly autonomous public spaces for each ...

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Keys to a Successful Hotel Opening

Keys to a Successful Hotel Opening

From the outside, the January 2013 opening of The Alexander in Indianapolis went as smoothly as possible. Upon arrival at the new downtown property, the first guests enjoyed 209 state-of-the-art guestrooms, a modern mixology program at hip new lounge Plat ...

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