Posts Tagged ‘Marriott International’

HITEC-ROC: Disruptive Pricing Strategies Require Innovation

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Judging by the size of the audience in a breakout session during HSMAI’s Revenue Optimization Conference this week, plenty of hoteliers are unsure they’re getting the best price for their hotel rooms.

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First-Quarter Earnings Calls Uncover Health of Hotel Industry

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Many hotel executives approached 2017 with apprehension. A new president in the White House, a growing but sluggish economy, potential hotel overbuilding, world tensions and other issues threatened to end the hotel industry’s seven-year streak of prosperity. Well, the numbers are in for the first quarter, and most public hotel companies fared well and in some instances, better than expected.

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In Uncertain Times, Focus on RevPAR Index As Well As RevPAR Growth

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

The hotel industry seems to be obsessed with RevPAR and, in particular, RevPAR growth. Typically, one of the first items discussed in a public hotel company’s quarterly earnings report is the percentage of RevPAR growth achieved. STR executives have touted the industry’s significant accomplishment of 85 consecutive months of RevPAR growth in the United States, a feat that dates back to 2010.

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