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Flynn Properties’ $1.1 Billion Hotel Play Signals Ambition in Franchising

A recent acquisition of 89 hotels will almost certainly go down as the largest U.S. hotel transaction in the second half of the year. Notably, the dealmaker Flynn Properties remains in a shopping mood.

Flynn Properties’ $1.1 Billion Hotel Play Signals Ambition in Franchising

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European Hotel Leaders Expect More Distressed Sales

What's ahead for hotel investment in Europe? A survey of more than 100 hotel leaders points to both risks and a window for opportunistic acquisitions.

European Hotel Leaders Expect More Distressed Sales

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Hotel Operators Face Thorny Choices for 2023 Budgeting

A top hotel asset manager sees too many hoteliers trying to restaff to 2019 levels and too many failing to upsell guests effectively. Heed her words.

Hotel Operators Face Thorny Choices for 2023 Budgeting

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The Bottom Line on Hotel Bottom Lines So Far

Overall, analysts at investment banks like what they're hearing from public hotel companies about their financial performance in the near term. But some are revising downward their forecasts for growth in 2024, given worries about the impact of economic storms.

The Bottom Line on Hotel Bottom Lines So Far

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Hotel Group Faith in Asset Light Model Opens Gap for Upstarts

Most large lodging companies avoid owning real estate. This groupthink is dumb. One of the smartest strategic thinkers in hospitality, Inès Blal, is right to call for a more critical appraisal of the asset-light model.

Hotel Group Faith in Asset Light Model Opens Gap for Upstarts

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6 Themes for Hotel Earnings Season

Expect analysts in the next few weeks to be eyeing the group bookings recovery, Europe's energy supply shock, hubris about property pipelines, currency turmoil, China's fragility, and opportunities in lifestyle properties.

6 Themes for Hotel Earnings Season

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Independent Hotels Tap Social Media to Drive Direct Bookings

Independent hoteliers don't have a level playing field with the big brands when it comes to attracting direct bookings. But a savvy use of social media can improve things a lot.

Independent Hotels Tap Social Media to Drive Direct Bookings

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U.S. Broker JLL Sees More Big Money Appetite for Select Service Hotels

Few people have the pulse of U.S. hotel dealmaking as does Kevin Davis of the advisory service JLL. So it's striking that he sees growing investor interest in hotels with limited amenities and staff.

U.S. Broker JLL Sees More Big Money Appetite for Select Service Hotels

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Urban Hotel Owners May Look to Sell Over Property Upkeep, Swelling Debt

For hoteliers in slow-to-rebound U.S. markets, forced sales will be more likely as costs and debts rise. That's one of a few insights from the top boss of First Hospitality, which is an active owner and manager.

Urban Hotel Owners May Look to Sell Over Property Upkeep, Swelling Debt

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Hotel Marketers Shouldn’t Panic About Economic Uncertainty

The incoming CEO of MMGY Global, a travel marketing agency, is advising hotel clients not to let their marketing get whipsawed by every fluctuating news headline.

Hotel Marketers Shouldn’t Panic About Economic Uncertainty