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Renaissance ClubSport: The Concept of the Upscale Hotel/Health Club Unification

This article provides an introduction to the history, premise, and economic benefits of the Renaissance ClubSport concept. This groundbreaking concept combines the features of an upscale, boutique hotel with a luxurious fitness complex.

Branding with History: Historic Hotels Find Ways to Build a Competitive Advantage

Owners and operators of historic hotels have become more creative in their efforts to develop and maintain long-lasting competitive advantages for their properties. Recent operating data shows above-market performance for historic hotels in the U.S.

Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing

A compilation of theoretical and practical statements around revenue management and dynamic pricing models, as used in presentations around Australia by Rutger Smits and Ron de Wit. Great tools for in-house training and motivation!

What Happens To Occupancy And Average Rate In A Slowing Economy?

What Happens to Occupancy and Average Rate in a Slowing Economy? was written by Anne Lloyd-Jones in 2000 when the lodging industry was slowing down after half a decade of record performance.

The Repercussions Of September 11: What Is the Future Of Hotel Values

Anne Lloyd-Jones discusses factors impacting hotel investments in the post 9/11 environment, and correctly predicts the initial decline and ultimate revival in hotel values that we are witnessing today.

Parking Asset Management

More Than Spare Change in the Parking Couch... The First Edition of a Three Part Series on Parking Asset Management Success

Keys and Hotel Security

At the birth of the republic, hotels had neither room keys or security. Today, while keys are being phased out, security is stronger than ever.

The Increasing Demise of Telephone Profits in Full-Service Hotels

This article briefly discusses the three primary reasons that have led to the demise of telephone profits in full-service lodging facilities.

System for Selecting A Management Company

Selecting a management company to run your hotel requires thorough due diligence. While a strong brand is important, there are many other issues that need to be considered during the selection process.

Economy Lodging: Always In Transition

Since its inception, the economy segment has undergone a continual process of transition. Although most owners, operators and lenders take a “stick to the basics” approach, a problem arises when one attempts to define just what “the basics” are.