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REITs and Hotel Companies are “Rocking & Rolling”

Q3 reports from various hotel companies as well as various REITs show great performance and outlook for the hospitality industry. Topping the list was Hyatt Hotels with net income was $32 million during Q3. RevPAR increased 7.6% year over year. … Continue reading

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Apple’s Solution to Never Lock Yourself out of Your Hotel Room Again

Have you ever locked yourself out of your hotel room? You may not remember to bring your keys with you especially when you’re just leaving your room service tray outside your door. Or better yet, remember the time your magnetic … Continue reading

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City of San Francisco Enters the Hospitality Business

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 to pass a law that came to be known as the “Airbnb Law” which will take effect in February 2015. It is estimated that this will generate … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase for Hotel Employees

Since 2010, workers at LAX have had a higher minimum wage that is now up to $15.84/hour. Recently, this ordinance was also approved for thousands of hotel workers. Hotel employees and lawmakers have been pushing for a higher minimum wage. … Continue reading

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Hotel Surcharges You May Not Be Aware Of

The hotel industry sure plummeted during the global recession, but quickly found a way to get back on track. In 2012, hoteliers collected approximately $1.95 billion in additional surcharges and fees. As if a few mandatory fees are not enough, … Continue reading

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Fair Franchising – A Glimpse of the Future

California is known as the home of franchising. Recently, some businesses raised their concerns regarding the California Senate Bill 610 which was introduced by Senator Jackson on February 22, 2013. Also pertained to as “fair franchising”, it is intended to … Continue reading

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The Influence of Mobile Devices to the Hotel Industry

Hassle-free, quick and efficient hotel booking – those are what hotel mobile apps are offering nowadays. So far, mobile devices are currently providing the best solution for faster processing of hotel reservations. Recent surveys revealed that more travelers are willing … Continue reading

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US Experiences 5% Increase in 2014 Hotel Rates

For the hotel industry, the first half of each year is worth celebrating. The Super Bowl, spring break, graduation and Memorial Day – these are some of the main reasons why hotels make huge revenue in the beginning of every … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology – The Key to Smart Hotels

Imagine yourself entering a hotel room and finding yourself smiling to a cozy ambiance that feels so welcoming, an environment that you have personally customized for your stay. Nowadays, smart hotel rooms are giving us a glimpse of great possibilities … Continue reading

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