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The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Introduces Interactive Chatbot

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas introduced a revolutionary tool to its select guests at the hotel: an interactive chatbot named Rose.  “Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?” “Affirmative, Dave. I read you.” “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” If, upon hearing the words “interactive chatbot,”…

Wage Growth Pressure on Hospitality Industry

Concerning growth and employment pressures are happening in the hospitality industry. One of the hottest trends at the moment when it comes to the economy and job growth is hospitality. The growth in this sector is about 5 percent, just short of double that of other industries. Red Roof Inn’s President Andrew Alexander states that…

Forecast: Construction and Design Trends for the Next Decade

America’s new buildings will not only look cooler, they’ll be better for the environment, too. The American Institute of Architects has projected an increase in spending by more than eight percent in 2016, and that growth overflowing into 2017 with more than a six percent increase. Once the nation’s leading construction forecasters’ projections are factored…

San Diego’s Pre-Recession Construction Is Being Slowly Brushed Off

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed that San Diego is in great financial health. Moody’s gave the city of San Diego an Aa2 issuer rating and A1 lease revenue rating, the third and fifth-highest ratings, respectively. Moody’s noted that San Diego had a strong and ever-improving financial position, a manageable pension burden, and a low debt burden….

New Hotel Planned Near Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium area can expect a new luxury hotel. With Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in close proximity, lovers of literature and marine life alike flock to Monterey. In fact, the area draws 4.5 million visitors each year. Domaine Hospitality Partners, LLC plans to capitalize on this by building a new luxury hotel…

California Sales In The Hotel Industry Hit New Records

Increasing sales prices, hotel sizes are driving sales in the California hotel industry. For just over two decades, Atlas Hospitality Group—which is based out of Orange County—has been tracking hotel sales activity. They recently announced that in the first half of 2015, this industry has already broken records. Specifically, hotel sales in the first six months…

For the fourth year in a row, the price of a hotel room rose again in 2013 at an average rate of three percent. This is great news for hotel financiers. The Hotel Price Index (HPI) is used to track what a consumer pays for a hotel room anywhere across the globe. In 2004 it…

An initiative called Green Engage by InterContinental Hotels Group has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. What is the Green Engage sustainability program? Green Engage is an IHG-brand initiative dedicated to reducing each hotel’s energy consumption, carbon footprint, water consumption and waste diversion. Recently, IHG Green Engage has announced that they will be…

As hotel owners work on correcting lagging properties and bringing them up to current and new standards, they are finding they are faced with major capital expenditures. Some owners may not be aware that they may qualify for low-cost fixed-rate financing, which can be used to cover a portion or all of the PIP. Making…

Good social media management begins with selecting social media sites that are most useful for your business. Hotels are huge on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook and Twitter, but you should also consider having a blog for your business. Once you start using social media, there are two main rules: post and respond regularly. Make sure to…


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