The McNairy County News April 30, 2014 A recent demonstration project at Pickwick Landing State Park Resort has created excitement throughout the state’s park system about reducing energy usage and costs.  The 4- week study, a joint effort of TVA, Pickwick Electric Coop, and Conservation, produced “eye popping” results.  44% savings in the hotel rooms…

The AAHOA recently recognized three members of Congress with the “Friend of the Hotelier Award” at the National Advocacy Conference (NAC). The National Advocacy Conference took place on March 4th through March 6th at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. This honor is awarded to public officials and community leaders demonstrating persistent support of issues affecting…

The Texas based La Quinta Inns & Suites has a new exterior look. They rolled out the plans for the facelift at the annual brand conference in Hawaii. The new design is part of La Quinta’s plan to “step up and continue to improve.” The changes have been in the works for over a year,…

Security should be top on the list for all hotels. People will return to your hotel if they feel they are safe and their belongings are secure. Keeping these safety tips in mind will ensure that your guests feel and stay safe while at your hotel. Control after-hours access. Place security personnel at every entry…

Per a report from Hospitality Advisors LLC and STR Inc., Hawaii hotels set a remarkable record in the first quarter. Among the top 25 hotel markets in the U.S., Hawaii hotels were ranked #1 for their combined daily rate and revenue per available room (RevPAR).  This created a new revenue record of $1.44B. Interestingly, Hawaii…

In most cases, the California Contractor’s State License Board targets smaller at home projects and smaller companies. It is not often that the bigger guys have to deal with the CSLB in regards to fines and improper permits. Though most operations have been focused on smaller operations in the past, the CSLB has recently been…

A recent survey conducted by the National Academy of Sciences found that most of the 1,020 American adults they contacted believed that their water supply was more than adequate and dependable.  Because of climate change and prolonged droughts in the western states, paying attention to water use in new construction or remodels helps reduce the…

The slowly-rebounding economy seems to have good news for the hospitality industry. At least that is what PFK Hospitality Research is reporting in their annual "Trends in the Hotel Industry" report. They predict profits to top pre-recession levels in the coming months–by the end of 2014. This annual report is a compilation of hotel operating…

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