Hoteliers march on despite macro troubles By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor There’s no shortage of black swans circling the hotel sector, but performance has risen above the economic maelstrom thus far, speakers said on the opening day of the Hunter Hotel Conference.
Sorenson: Hoteliers must fight misperceptions By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor
The public views the travel industry as frivolous and something that can be cut out of budgets, Marriott International’s Arne Sorenson said during a keynote address Thursday at the Hunter Hotel Conference.
Hotel CEOs see bright future ahead By Ed Watkins, Editor at Large
A panel of hotel company CEOs at the Hunter Hotel Conference forecasted strong industry performance for 2013 and beyond.
Lending is plentiful for the right projects By Ed Watkins, Editor at Large
A combination of liquidity in the marketplace, low interest rates and favorable supply and demand fundamentals make for a strong hotel lending marketplace, said a panel of lenders at the Hunter Hotel Conference.
IREFAC: Investors look to hotel sector By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor
With few viable options, investors are looking t o put their money to work in the hotel sector and are willing to accept lower yields to boot, IREFAC panelists said during the Hunter Hotel Conference.
External factors impact hotel values By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor
Interest rates, green initiatives and other factors can still sway hotel values despite the industry’s upturn, panelists said during the Hunter Hotel Conference.
6 takeways from the Hunter Hotel Conference By Jeff Higley, Editorial Director
The Atlanta event creates a learning environment to reinforce several key points of discussion that are dominating the conversations in the U.S. hotel industry.
Fund in hand, Kimpton looks to add hotels By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor
Kimpton Hotels is looking to add between seven to 10 hotels with proceeds from its recently closed $203-million fund, CEO Mike Depatie said.
Breathing life back into dying properties By Shawn A. Turner, Finance Editor
Struggling hotels can be brought back to relevance if owners are able to execute a well-thought-out turnaround plan, panelists said during the Hunter Hotel Conference.
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