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Hotel Owners See Longest Streak of Profits on Record

PKF Hospitality Research's Robert Mandelbaum, director of research information services, discusses average hotel property earnings and expenses.

Hotels in Profitable Part of Business Cycle

Despite the slowdown in the pace of rooms revenue (RevPAR) growth in 2013, U.S. hotels were able to sustain strong gains in net operating income (NOI) during the year.

Hotel Marketing: Investing In People And Technology

The introduction of technology has influenced the duties of on-site hotel sales personnel over the years. The reach of the internet, social media, and sophisticated revenue management programs have provided marketing professionals with an array of new tools.

Hotels Pay Their Debt

Annual Change in Interest PaymentIn 2009 the average hotel participating in PKF Hospitality Research's (PKF-HR) Trends in the Hotel Industry survey suffered a staggering 35.4 percent decline in net operating income (NOI).

2010 Was A Budget Beater for Hotels

After suffering through record-breaking declines in revenues and profits during 2009, it is not surprising that U.S. hoteliers were a bit conservative when preparing their operating budgets for 2010.

Optimism Rising for Meeting Planners

As U.S. lodging industry performance has turned positive in 2010, so too has the attitude of meeting planners, though not quite to the same degree.

How Profitable Will RevPAR Be in 2011?

As 2010 comes to a close, hotel owners and operators start to focus on the upcoming year and ask the question, “How much money will we make in 2011?”

Effect of Payroll Tax Reduction on Lodging

1.5 Million more jobs will likely result in greater lodging demand and raised hotel profits from the newly passed tax plan. After suffering through the all-time worst year of performance in 2009, U.S. hotel owners and operators are eager for growth.

Recession Overload for Hotel Spas

As we enter 2010, words like, “economic downturn” and “recession” are still lingering in everyone’s minds. The service industry among others was significantly impacted by the events commencing in the fall of 2008 and unfortunately, hotel spas were not immune.

The Recession Is Over?!? Now What?

In the December 2008, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) made the official proclamation that the U. S. entered an economic recession in December 2007. As is sometimes the case, U.S. hoteliers began to feel the pain well before most other businesses.