5 tips to help lodging providers prepare for the return of travel

Following a sustained period of uncertainty for the travel and hospitality industry, market trends and recent insights from Expedia Group Media Solutions continue to indicate that travelers are anxious to get away – and the majority of those dreaming, planning or booking travel are doing so for the near future.   Expedia Group data shows that as of March 1, 2021, the 0–21-day window accounted for more than 50% of global searches, followed by the 31-60–day window at 15%. While […]

Chatham Lodging Announces Sale Of Its Innkeepers Joint Venture Interest

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, announced the sale of its 10.3 percent interest in the Innkeepers joint venture with Colony Capital for $2.8 million. “This sale culminates a very successful joint venture investment for Chatham since we partnered […]

UKH: Welsh hospitality needs ‘clarity’ on reopening

UKHospitality (UKH) Cymru is calling on Wales’ first minister Mark Drakeford to provide hospitality businesses with “clarity” in regards to their eventual reopening and what financial support they are entitled to. Speaking on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this past weekend, Drakeford said he will reveal plans for reopening on Thursday (1 April) to give the […]

The Gresham Hotel undergoes £17m redevelopment

The Gresham Hotel has revealed it is undergoing a £17m redevelopment that has “kept a solid commitment to sustainable practices and supporting the local community”. During construction, new owner Aimrok Holdings has reportedly kept a “strong focus” on “actively contributing positively” to the environment and giving back to the local community by donating materials that […]

Future Hotels Sets Global Standard For Affordable Sustainability

A new concept in hospitality puts the transformative potential of the world’s biggest hotel brands into the hands of local, family-owned businesses, allowing them to match the corporations in the transition to sustainable tourism. Change was coming before COVID-19. The pandemic has only accelerated its arrival, and when the world can travel again, we will […]

Content Parity is the Next Rate Parity | By Larry Mogelonsky

Channel distribution for hotels was chaotic prior to the pandemic and it will be just as cumbersome once recovery begins in earnest. This is entirely due to COVID-19 whereby new guest behaviors and travel needs have inevitably led to new methods and channels for finding accommodations. Indeed, we’ve already witnessed the OTAs (primarily Booking, Expedia […]

Around the Globe Hotel Profit Perks Up, Just Not in Europe | By David Eisen

The U.S. hotel industry was in need of a month like February. For Europe, it was another in a string of profitability pain. In a turnaround from previous months, gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) in the U.S. turned positive in February and at $10.82, it was 675.5% higher than in January. Though the […]

What to expect from hotel tech in 2021

To say that COVID has shown itself to be the biggest disruptor to all industries, especially hospitality, would be an understatement. Pivoting plans and learning how to model day‐to‐day life within the constraints of social distancing requirements, without losing the human connection has proven to be a balancing act. Despite all this, one area that […]

Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco announces property expansion

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco – the 5,000-acre country estate located in UNESCO-protected park, the Val d’Orcia – is delighted to announce the official full reopening of the hotel on 2 June 2021 including a brand new renovation of the Osteria La Canonica restaurant, as well as a one-of-a-kind property expansion with the launch of 19 […]