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How the integration of new technology is revolutionizing the hospitality industry. In recent years, the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, and big data have transformed the way that hotels across the globe operate.  With major hotel brands implementing cutting-edge technologies at their properties and smaller and independent brands looking to increase…

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Learn how hotels can protect themselves in the face of 21st-century threats. With the January attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya and a series of attempted bombing and shootings at major U.S. hotels, those in the hospitality industry have accepted that hotels have become a major target for terrorists and other criminals.  Naturally, this…

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The positive impact of sustainable design on hotel occupancy and efficiency. Recently, the growing interest in environmentally-friendly business practices has touched all industries, and the hospitality sector is no exception.  In an attempt to remain ahead of the competition, forward-thinking hoteliers have begun to incorporate sustainable measures as part of their regular operations.  But how…

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Take steps to ensure that you don’t buy a property with significant mold damage. When prospective owners acquire a new property, it is under the assumption that certain renovations will be necessary.  However, many are unprepared to handle the repairs and costs associated with hidden mold damages.  Sadly, many buyers are unaware of a property’s…

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How hotel owners can reduce the cost of PIP agreements. As hotel franchisors look to improve their overall brand image and quality, previously neglected properties are being issued property improvement plans (PIPs).  Because the upgrades laid out in a PIP are mandatory, failure to comply by the dates specified will result in serious penalties and…

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Why you should give your property a thorough cleaning this season. Over time, exposure to water, bad weather, and building movement can cause your building’s façade to deteriorate.  This, in turn, can create safety and maintenance issues for your property.  To nip serious issues in the bud, you should take some time this spring to…

Elements Driving Up Hotel Renovation Costs

Here are some of the issues that increase hotel construction and renovation costs. The strong U.S. economy has led to a period of growth in the hotel construction and development market.  However, the cost of these projects has steadily increased and it does not seem like these price increases will level out anytime soon.  Here…

Is Your A-Team Renovation Team Available and In-Budget?

How labor availability and new construction innovations are affecting your ability to renovate. While the hotel construction market has experienced a period of considerable growth over the last couple of years, experts are waiting for the other shoe to drop.  After such prolonged success, the market is expected to level out due to a continued…

2019 Hotel Trends to Watch For

Look out for these trends in the hospitality industry. Now that we are solidly into 2019, now is a great time to look at the industry and identify some of the major trends that have started sweeping hotels across the country.  Here are some of the major hotel trends that you should look out for…

3 Economic Trends in the Hotel Construction Market

Learn which trends are influencing the hotel construction market. Recently, the hotel construction market has maintained a relatively healthy amount of growth, especially compared to the last twenty years.  However, those involved in the hospitality construction industry need to know what trends to expect in the near future.  Here is an update on hotel construction…


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