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Meeting Planners Are Positive For 2013

2013 vs 2012 Hotel Room RatesStrong gains in transient demand have led the U.S. lodging industry out of the depths of the 2008/2009 industry recession.

Hotel Food and Beverage Trends

PKF Hospitality Research LLC (PKF-HR), along with most industry participants, has been pleasantly surprised by the strong rebound in lodging demand that has occurred since the depths of the great recession in 2009. 

Hotel Managers Nailed Their Budgets In 2011

In the fall of 2010 when U.S. hotel managers were preparing their budgets for 2011, most industry participants were pleasantly surprised at the strong pace of the recovery in lodging demand.

Staffing For Prosperity

In 2010 it was the ability of U.S. hotel managers to control labor costs that was the driving force behind the subdued 3.4 percent increase in total operating expenses posted by the properties in our Trends in the Hotel Industry survey sample.

Here Come the Profits

Growth in profits

The U.S. lodging industry recovery may have begun in 2010, but it wasn't until 2011 that the improved prosperity was shared by most all hotels in the country.

The Cost of Guest Loyalty

Brand loyalty programs appear to be driving an increasing number of guests to U.S. hotels. However, this increased volume of room nights comes with an increased cost.

Taxes and the Deficit

Normally, this column is supposed to cover the tax changes over the prior year and how they impact the hospitality industry.

Giving And Taking Credit

From 2008 and 2009, the average U.S. hotel suffered a 13.2 percent decline in occupancy along with a 5.9 percent drop in average daily rate (ADR).

Hotel Spas Lag Industry Recovery

Hotel Spa Recovery LagsOver the years, PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR) has analyzed the cyclical nature of lodging industry.

Hotel Managers Labor to Control Labor

Coming out of lodging industry recessions, we have historically observed fairly significant increases in hotel operating expenses.