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First thing every Monday morning, hospitality reporter Cameron Sperance brings readers exclusive reporting and insights into hotel deals and development, and how those trends are making an impact across the travel industry.

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Hotels

Big Hotel Brand Interest in All-Inclusive Resorts May Be Overheated

The conventional wisdom of big hotel brands is that buying all-inclusive resorts may be as relaxing as staying at one. But what if big hotel brands are in for a disappointing experience at the buffet bar?

Big Hotel Brand Interest in All-Inclusive Resorts May Be Overheated

Hotels

Investors Prod Hotel Leaders on Climate Promises

Some green-eyed investors are adopting new tactics to coax hotel owners and operators to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

Investors Prod Hotel Leaders on Climate Promises

Hotels

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

It's hard to look at Ennismore's chic new Gleneagles Townhouse, which puts equal weight on its members club as its hotel, without drawing a connection to how many travel brands have been testing the subscription model.

Scotland’s Gleneagles Offers Subscription Model for 1st Expansion in 9 Decades

Hotels

A Third Hospitality Model That Big Brands Have Essentially Ignored

Investment manager LaSalle is betting on Numa, a hotel startup. The deal suggests that some institutional investors are tantalized by a market segment that draws little interest from big brands.

A Third Hospitality Model That Big Brands Have Essentially Ignored

Hotels

Hotel Developers Still See Opportunities in Travel’s Crowded Hotspots

Recent moves by MCR, JL Capital, Indian Hotels Company, and Generator show how developers pry their hotels into built-up destinations.

Hotel Developers Still See Opportunities in Travel’s Crowded Hotspots

Coronavirus

IHG Turns to Greater China to Expand Global Development

The Americas still takes the (slightly) biggest piece of IHG's development pipeline pie, but Greater China is vaulting forward each year with new signings and higher room counts for the company behind brands like Holiday Inn and InterContinental.

IHG Turns to Greater China to Expand Global  Development

Coronavirus

Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up the Pace

The pace of hotel development in the Middle East is picking up after a two-year dry spell. The key to making these hotels a success is showing this region is still a place to visit when the rest of the world is back to open borders and on a level tourism playing field.

Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up the Pace

Coronavirus

Casino Resorts Look to Diversify Asia Growth Beyond Macau

MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands aren’t writing off Macau, but they also aren’t solely focusing on China’s gaming hotspot for growth in Asia.

Casino Resorts Look to Diversify Asia Growth Beyond Macau

Coronavirus

U.S. and China Developments Will Dominate Hotel Earnings Season

Omicron soured hotel recovery momentum at the end of last year, but high daily rates for U.S. hotels and groundbreakings in China offer two growth narratives amid the pandemic setback.

U.S. and China Developments Will Dominate Hotel Earnings Season

Coronavirus

Omni Adds a Lifestyle Hotel Flavor to Hedge Against Convention Business

Omni's strategy for convention hotels is stuffing the ground floor with local restaurants and bars, offering a revenue lift in tough times. But it also costs a lot of money to develop. If you build it, it better be cool enough to motivate local residents to show up.

Omni Adds a Lifestyle Hotel Flavor to Hedge Against Convention Business