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In Focus: Hyatt Brands Performance Update

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, has expanded in scope and performance across its stable of brands over the past year. Which fared the best in terms of occupancy, average rate, and overall growth?

The Increasing Importance of Branded Residences

We have interviewed industry experts to explore the strategies and future growth opportunities for branded residences on a global scale. This article represents our findings based on a sample of eight luxury international branded residence operators.

A 7-Step Strategy to Manage Hotel Online Guest Reviews

Online hotel guest reviews significantly influence the booking decisions of future guests. Implementing the 7-step strategy suggested in this article can improve guest satisfaction and may increase future bookings.

Eagle Ford Shale Brings Hotel Demand, Development to South Texas

Oil and gas operations have escalated in South Texas since 2008, with energy companies arriving across the massive Eagle Ford Shale in droves. Facilities to accommodate this influx remain scarce, priming some areas of South Texas for a lodging boom.

Market Snapshot: Southern California Hot for Hotel Development as Values Exceed Cost

Numerous projects indicate that the economic environment in Southern California is ready for new hotel development. Transactions in 2012 attained high prices per-room, demonstrating continued strong demand for Southern California hotels by investors.

2011-2012 South American Market Overview

This Economic and Tourism Review of South America includes indicators and figures appealing to potential investors.

Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook April, 2012

Southeast Saskatchewan Hotel Market Snapshot

Florida Newsletter - First Quarter 2012 Miami Continues to Appeal to Hotel Investors

Year-end 2011 RevPAR in Miami-Dade County surpassed the 2007 level, or what is generally regarded as the peak of the market. The Miami Beach, Downtown/Brickell, and the Airport markets performed strongly and are poised to have another great year.

Mustering Military Demand in Southeastern Hotel Markets

Military installations—some expanded, others diminished—in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are impacting hotel demand and average rates.

South American Market Overview 2011

The recent performance of South America in terms of economic growth and political and institutional stability has attracted interest among investors in the region offering significant opportunities for potential investors.
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